Affordability

Investing in your child’s education means investing in their future.

We understand that a private education comes with a price. That’s why we take our commitment to you seriously.

As you will learn through the admission process, families find great value in the Lima Christian School experience and the distinctive ways we provide opportunities for students. 

At Lima Christian School, we recognize that our families are committing to a significant financial commitment. We also understand that each family has unique financial circumstances and ability to pay tuition, so we assist qualifying families with financial aid.

Financial Aid

We have partnered with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to process families’ financial need analysis for the upcoming school year. If you would like to apply for financial aid, use the following link to learn more about FACTS and our financial aid options.

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I am so thankful that my children received a great and God-centered education at Lima Christian School. Worth every sacrifice, every penny. Thank you!

Jackie

Mother of two

Why choose private school?

More educational freedom. At Lima Christian School, our teachers have the freedom to create an educational plan to meet their students’ needs. Your student’s education is not based on governmental mandates on curriculum or testing. While we hold our students to high academic standards, we are not required to administer state tests.

High academic standards. Starting in pre-k and continuing through 12th grade, we nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a love of learning. We strive to continually improve and maintain high standards as we teach your children.

Individual attention. Our current class ratios are 1 teacher to every 8 students. Because of the small class sizes, teachers are able to offer personalized attention to every student. As a result, often our teachers and students develop relationships that last well beyond the school years. 

Education for the whole child. In addition to academics, our school also helps your student develop in their personal, spiritual, and social growth. We encourage students to join clubs and extracurricular activities such as sports, fine arts, music, band, theatre, yearbook, worship team, and more.

The community. We are partnering with you to educate your child. We know that we are all better together, and we want you to be active participants in your child’s education. In addition, our community of believers is not just a school; it’s a family.

Tuition costs for 2021-22

Child Attending LCSK-5th Grades6-8th Grades9-12th Grades
First Child$6,489$7,207$8,261
Second Child$5,515$6,126$7,022
Third Child$3,893$4,324$4,956
Fourth Child$2,595$2,883$3,304
Fifth Child$250$250$250

* Oldest child is considered first child.

** You will receive a 3% discount if we receive your payment in full by August 1st.

Fees for 2021-22

  • New student application fee: $50 per student, non-refundable application fee due with the submission of the application
  • New student enrollment fee: $125 per student ($375 family max) non-refundable enrollment fee due with enrollment forms
  • Current family re-enrollment fee: $XX per student upon re-enrollment
  • Advanced studies fee: Fees vary depending on advanced courses
  • Instrument rental fee: $85 per instrument rented, due in October

We do not charge fees for PE, athletic participation, drama club, volunteer hours, art supplies, classroom supplies, and more. Students may be asked to pay for field trips or contribute to class fundraisers.

Payment Plans

  • 10 Month Plan– first payment due July 20, 2020, last payment due April 20, 2021

  • 12 Month Plan–first payment due July 20, 2020, last payment due June 20, 2021

All payments are due on the 20th of the month.

Accounts must be paid up to date by September 20, December 20, March 20, and the total balance must be paid in full by June 20. No school records will be released until all outstanding charges are paid.