Tuition & Fees

Information for 2021 - 2022 School Year

Entrance Fees:                                

$100 deposit paid by:     May 31     July 1     After July 2  

Entrance balance due:     $269        $294        $319


Entrance fees cover the cost of textbooks, lab fees and library/music materials for your student.



Tuition Rates:

(must be 5 by September 1)
 Annual Semester     Monthly (Aug-May)
Full-Day   $3,300 $1,650   $330         



Grades 1st-8th   Annual   Semester   Monthly (Aug-May) 
1 Child      $4,300 $2,147    $430
2 Children    $8,420 $4,208   $842
3 Children    $12,500 $6,248   $1,250
4 Children $16,489 $8,245   $1,649
Constituent Church Rates*      Available     

*Constituent rates apply to members of the Caldwell Adventist Church, Nampa Adventist Church or Gem State Academy Adventist Church.


Entrance fees and first month's tuition are due before the first day of school.  Monthly payments are due on the 15th of each month and are considered late after the 20th of the month.  Late payments will be subject to a $10 fee charged to your account.  Past due accounts will be reviewed and sent to collections.  Diplomas and transcripts will not be released until past due accounts are paid in full.  Financial assistance may be available through Smart Aid and/or the Worthy Student Fund.  Please see the Business Manager for assistance.


Tuition Discounts

  •  A 3% discount will be given to students accounts that are paid in full for the entire school year by the first day of school.
  • A 2% discount will be given to student accounts that are paid in full for the first half of the school year when paid by the first day of school.  


Hot Lunch:

Hot Lunch tickets are $4 per meal. 


Before and After School Care (BASE):

Stepping Stones is open before school between 7am to 8:15am and at the end of the school day from 3:45 to 6pm.  The cost of BASE is per child, at the rate of $5.00 hour.   Unlimited BASE can be purchased for $240 per month, added to your monthly statement.  The Unlimited Plan is available from Sep - May, excluding Non-school days like Christmas Break and Spring Break. 

Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid through the online Smart-Aid Application.  There is a processing fee and some supporting documents are required.  Go to the link below to apply.  Once your application is process, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to us.  All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by the school. The whole process typically takes two weeks. The deadline to apply for financial aid for 2022-23 is August 2, 2022.

Financial Policies:

Families are expected to honor their signed financial agreement and to pay according to its terms. Families will receive a monthly financial statement about their account. Should a financial problem arise that needs special consideration, it is the family’s responsibility to notify the school business manager and/or principal as soon as possible. Only accounts in good standing will be eligible for financial aid. Accounts that are past due will be assessed a finance charge unless other payment arrangements have been made with the business manager. 

Delinquent accounts will be handled according to the steps outlined below:

1.       Accounts that are 45 days past due will be asked to meet with the business manager and/or the principal to discuss the situation. The business manager will work with the family to create a new payment plan to keep the account in good standing. After the new payment plan is in place, a second delinquency in the same school year will make a student(s) subject to suspension from the school until the account has been reviewed by the finance committee for further action.

2.       Accounts that are 90 days past due and not in good standing will be asked to meet with the finance committee to develop a reasonable repayment plan. Failure to meet with this committee when scheduled will result in immediate suspension from the school and a letter of demand for full payment or further collection action will be taken, and the student will not be allowed to return to school until the account is paid in full.

3.       Accounts that are 120 days past due and not in good standing will be sent via certified mail a collection letter with a 30-day due date to respond by.  If no response or payment is received within 30 days, the account will be sent to a collection agency.