ENROLLMENT & TUITION

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Enrollment & Tuition

Listed below are the enrollment information and tuition forms for the 2023-24 school year. Click on the document that you would like to download and print.

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Enrollment & Tuition DOWNLOADS

1. Enrollment Process for New Patrons

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2. Tuition Rates for 2023-2024

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3. Checklist for Enrollment

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4. MCDS Pastor’s Recommendation

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5. Statement of Doctrine

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ENROLL NOW

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All enrollment is done online using Gradelink, our online school record/grade database.


Click on the "Enroll Now" button.
(The "Enroll Now" button is located at the end of this list of directions.)

Use a valid email address, create a password, confirm the password, then click the "Register" button.

You will receive the following message instructing you to check your email address you used to create your account for a confirmation email (do not click the "Continue" button in this window).

Go to your email account and you will find the below email heading and content. Click on the blue button that says "Click Here" to confirm your account.

Note: If you do not see the email in your main inbox, check your
spam folder.


Enter your password, then click the "Continue" button.

Your account will then be activated. Click the "Continue" button.

To begin the registration process, enter your email address and
password and click the "Login" button.

To enroll a new student, please follow the steps below:

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Enrollment for new PATRONS

Families with more than one student in 5 day Kindergarten through Grade 8 receive a Multiple Student Discount. This discount is reflected in the tuition scale above and deducted from full tuition of $7,200.

                  2nd child: $720 discount                      3rd child: $1440 discount                      4th child and following: $2,880 discount

IF YOU HAVE:
1 student in Pre-K – 2 day (M/W or T/R)
1 student in Pre-K – 3 day (M/W/F or T/R/F)
1 student in 3 day Kindergarten
1 student (5 day Kindergarten–Grade 8) 
2 students (5 day Kindergarten–Grade 8) 
3 students (5 day Kindergarten–Grade 8)
4 students (5 day Kindergarten–Grade 8) 

TOTAL TUTION:
$2,532
$3,792
$4,320
$7,200
$13,680
$19,440 
$23,760

1 PAYMENT:
$2,532
$3,792
$4,320
$7,200
$13,680
$19,440 
$23,760

2 PAYMENTS:
$1,266
$1,896
$2,160 
$3,600 
$6,840 
$9,720
$11,880 

12 PAYMENTS:
$211
$316
$360
$600
$1,140
$1,620
$1,980

Middle School Fee (Grades 5 – 8):

Middle School student: $360 per student

The Middle School Fee is added to the base tuition amount. This fee covers the additional costs incurred by specialized curriculum, electives, Lead Now, extracurricular sports programs, 8th grade fall retreat, spring field trip, graduation, and other activities unique to the Middle School.

Additional Fees:

Registration Fee:

Current Patrons Only (Before January 31)
Open Registration (February 1 – March 31)
Late Registration (After March 31) 
Only Pre-K Registration

$100 per family
$130 per family 
$170 per family
$100 per family

REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON FEB 1.

Class Change fee (after 8/1):

Parent initiated:
School initiated:

$250 per student
$0 per student

This fee will apply when a parent requests a change to the class (any grade) or days attending (Pre-K or K) after 8/1.

FINANCIAL AID

Is financial aid available and would I qualify? Scholarship funds are available to those families who meet both state and MCDS requirements. Pennsylvania requires that a family meet certain income criteria to be eligible for financial aid. The Household Income Allowance for 2021 is listed below. The 2022 numbers are not available yet but should increase to reflect inflation.

Status
Single Parent with 1 child
Married Couple with 1 child 
Married Couple with 2 children 
Married Couple with 3 children 

Income
$123,697 
$123,673 
$142,211
$160,725

(Add $18,514 for each additional child or dependent.)

MCDS requires that a patron family pay at least 25% of their total tuition. Families who qualify for OSTC or other special funding may be granted an exception to this requirement. MCDS does have limited funds available to families who exceed the above listed income thresholds. The school also considers extenuating circumstances when making awards. Expected income for the upcoming school year as well as financial hardships are considered. Every effort is made to allocate our limited scholarship funds on a fair and equitable basis according to the financial needs of each patron family.

Please note that applications for financial aid should only be submitted after completing all application requirements and receiving word from the school of being accepted. The deadline for the first round of financial aid is April 28. Check with the office to see if funds are still available if applying after April 28. (The financial aid application fee of $25 is non-refundable.)


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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of MCDS is Manheim Christian Day School is to provide a Christ-centered environment where students develop Biblical principles while receiving a quality education.

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