Tuition and Fees

A Christian education is an investment in your child that will provide returns for the rest of their life. We are pleased to offer a Variable Tuition to help families make an LCS education a reality!


To educate a child at any school has a cost. At LCS, our cost ranges from about $5,000 in preschool to over $12,000 in high school. Our founding family setup a foundation to reduce the cost for every student at LCS by more than 35%. After their gift has been applied, and a reduction from our endowment fund, the remaining cost of education forms the top-end of our variable tuition range. Families who do not apply for variable tuition pay that amount. Those who apply for variable tuition pay anywhere from 35%-65% of the full cost of education, depending on a number of factors. The Merillat family’s generosity to our students is because of their belief in the power of Christian education and we are eternally grateful to the Merillat family for their continued support!


To provide a brief overview of how variable tuition works, watch the video below. We’re grateful to provide such a flexible and simple tuition program for our families.

Variable Tuition Overview

Find Your Variable Tuition

Variable Tuition applications are considered on a rolling basis. Awards are communicated to applicants within two weeks of the time our vendor receives the Variable Tuition application and supporting documents. Application for Enrollment must be submitted (but not completed) for Variable Tuition determinations to be shared with prospective families.

  Variable Tuition Ranges (2020-21)

Grade Level  Full Cost of Education
(Cost to School)
Tuition Range
(Cost to Family)
Preschool/Pre-K 2-Day $4,962** $1,613 – $3,320*
Preschool/Pre-K 3-Day $6,615** $2,150 – $4,430*
Preschool/Pre-K 5-Day $8,269** $2,688 – $5,535*
Lower Elementary (K-3) $10,262** $3,335 – $6,870*
Upper Elementary (4-5) $10,577** $3,438 – $7,080*
Middle School (6-8) $11,154** $3,625 – $7,465*
High School (9-12) $12,300** $3,998 – $8,235*

*Families who are not eligible for Variable Tuition reductions or choose not to apply will pay the top end of the range.

**The Merillat Foundation and our Endowment Fund contribute educational discounts for EVERY LCS student equal to a minimum of 35%-off tuition.

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Variable Tuition FAQs


Since LCS does not operate under an all-inclusive tuition model, various fees are charged in order to provide both necessary and optional programs and services to our students and families.

Enrollment Fees

  • Enrollment fees must be paid in full prior to receiving class assignments.
  • For larger families, the enrollment fee for the fourth student on is FREE.
  • Enrollment Fees are 100% nonrefundable after enrollment is completed unless a family moves more than 30 miles from LCS. They will be eligible for a 75% refund.
  • Enrollment fees are waived for families who host students in our International Student Program.
  • Enrollment fee rate is locked in by signing a continuing enrollment agreement.
  • Enrollment fees paid prior to March 1 will guarantee a seat in classes for the following school year. Seats in classes will be subject to availability for enrollment fees paid on or after March 1.

Note: Enrollment Fees for 2020-2021 are final, but all other fees are tentative and are subject to change until June 2021 when the official budget is approved.

2020/2021 Enrollment Fees

  Feb 1-28 Mar 1 – May 31 After May 31 New Students
Little Cougars (Preschool/Pre-K) $175 $225 $225 $175
Elementary (K-5) $250 $300 $600 $250
Middle & High School (6-12) $275 $325 $625 $275