Genesis Prep’s mission statement affirms that it exists “…to provide a high quality, affordable educational experience built upon a biblical worldview and the basic tenets of the Christian faith.”
With this in mind, the school has created a tuition assistance program modeled after other private schools where tuition guidelines are based on a family’s ability to pay. We seek to develop a tradition of helping all local families who desire a distinctively Christian education for their children.
GPA seeks to provide a God-centered, creative education that prepares students for life. Families who send their children to Gen Prep understand that they are committing to a philosophy and a financial commitment which is often sacrificial in nature. All families are asked to participate through prayerful reflection, payment of tuition based on ability to pay, and freely giving of their time and talents in volunteer support work throughout the year.
Full Cost Tuition
Full cost tuition is determined each year by the school’s board of directors after considering the school’s expenses and expected enrollment. In an ideal world, all families would pay this amount, which represents the actual cost of educating one student at Genesis Prep for one year with mostly full classrooms.
Families may request a reduction in the full cost of tuition by following a series of steps. These include formal acceptance into the GPA program and completion of a Tuition Assistance Request Form. Families whose total gross income precludes them from affording the full cost may be eligible to receive a tuition award based on guidelines established by the school and available funds. The finance committee, being committed to biblical stewardship principles, is entrusted with the responsibility to decide how assistance is to be awarded.
Who Pays For The Difference?
No family is asked to pay more than is articulated in the current tuition agreement. Some may volunteer to do so. At this time, between 90-93% of the school’s revenue comes from tuition. The other 7-10% percent comes from school fundraising and miscellaneous income. Families are expected to participate in Genesis Prep fundraising efforts through its Roll-a-thon, Living Nativity, Auction, and Spring Flower sales.
Other Financial Aid
The school also offers awards of between 5-30% for multiple child families and a 50% award for families where the primary source of income is earned by a full-time church staff member. These awards are given automatically to qualifying students.
A Vision For The Future
The leadership of Genesis Prep envisions a day where the school will have a charitable foundation through which further student aid, academic scholarships and key program development may be funded. Individuals who share that vision and desire to contribute to the formation of such are encouraged to speak with the school's administrator or any of its board members.