As we wait for the letters, I wonder if I'll be able to afford private school even if my child's accepted.
What's the "minimum" cost of year-round care for a school-aged child?
I'm a working parent. I need full-time afterschool care and summer childcare. My guesstimate is $10k/year if my child attends public school: $4-5k for afterschool care + $5k for summer camps + childcare for school vacations and furlough days. That hurts, cos that's about what I pay for year-round childcare now.
Here's a few examples of public after-school care:
CIS (GLO) $375/mon;
Rooftop (CASA) $400/mon;
Claire Lilienthal $450/mon;
Jefferson $510/mon - and ends at 5:45. I need 6PM.
Does this sound about right to you, SFUSD parents?
What's the cost of full-time care with private school?
Synergy - $16.5k tuition + about $2.4k/aftercare ($240/month x 10m) = $18.9k/year ($23.9k w childcare when school closed, including summer camps)
San Francisco School - $22.5k tuition + $1.7k aftercare = $24.2k ($29.2k w/ childcare when school closed, including summer camps)
Afterschool classes: many are free. Others are $10-25/hour, usu $16/hr
Live Oak - $23.5k tuition + $1.5k deposit + $2.2k/year aftercare = $27.2k ($32.2k w/ childcare when school closed, including summer camps)
Childcare when school closed: $62/day
Weekly afterschool classes: $20/half hour
San Francisco Day - $26.5k tuition + $6.1k/year afterschool = $32.6k ($37.6k with childcare when school closed)
Afterschool is $9/hour prepaid, no bulk discounts. $36/day x about 170 days= $6100 for K; $4.6k for grades 1 and up.
Childcare when school closed: $90/day
Afterschool classes: $20/hour
San Francisco Friends - $25k tuition, afterschool program fees not listed online.
Afterschool classes: $15-20/hour
Private school parents, is this about right? How much does afterschool care and summer camp add to your total "educational" bill?