Membership Options

We strive to keep our costs low and flexible so we can be accessible to all families. We offer four membership levels:

  1. Program Membership with Volunteer Requirement
  2. Program Membership with No Volunteering
  3. Full Membership with Volunteer Requirement
  4. Full Membership with No Volunteering

Pay As You Go

Membership is not required to take classes or attend certain public activities at Dimensions Family School. To register for classes as a non-member, please see What We Offer and select the appropriate age group for your child. To use our common areas on days we are in session, we offer drop-in passes for $15 per participant per day. Please contact us at learn@dimensionsfamilyschool.org if you would like a drop-in pass.

Program Membership (Two Options)

Volunteer Program Membership

Financial Commitment: $80 per month
Volunteer Commitment: 2 hours per week

Non-Volunteer Program Membership

Financial Commitment: $160 per month

All Program Memberships include:

  • Use of the space for studying or meeting with friends, during normal operating hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) on open school days as shown in our school calendar (Please note: if your student attends DFS more than three full days a week, a full membership is required, regardless of the number of enrolled classes)
  • Use of the Art and Tinkering Lab
  • Invitations to school-wide events and celebrations
  • Free admission to teen nights and movie nights
  • Discounted pricing for special events and at a wide variety of local merchants
  • Priority registration for summer programming and registration in subsequent years

Additional fees may include:

  • Formal classes must be paid for on a per-class basis, often less than $8 per instructional hour
  • Participation in our Discovery program for children aged 4-6 requires an additional fee depending on how many sessions your child is enrolled for. See our Discovery page for details.
  • Rates for partner organizations (music lessons, camps, sports, etc) are at least 30% off their normal price for DFS members.

If you’d like to know, more we encourage you to learn more about volunteering or contact us with your questions.

Full Membership (Two Options)

Volunteer Full Membership

Financial Commitment: $300 + $100 per child per month

Volunteer Commitment: 2 hours per family + 2 hours per child per week

Non-Volunteer Full Membership

Financial Commitment: $380 + $180 per child per month

All Full Memberships include:

  • An individual, hour-long, consultation at the start of the school year to set goals and develop a plan for your student(s)
  • Use of the space for studying or meeting with friends, during normal operating hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) on open school days as shown in our school calendar (Please note: if your student attends DFS more than three full days a week, a full membership is required, regardless of the number of enrolled classes)
  • Free registration in formal classes (additional materials fees might be required for certain classes)
  • Free parent professional development classes
  • Use of the Art and Tinkering Lab
  • Invitations to school-wide events and celebrations
  • Free admission to teen nights and movie nights
  • Discounted pricing for special events and at a wide variety of local merchants
  • Priority registration for summer programming and registration in subsequent years

Additional fees may include:

  • Rates for partner organizations (music lessons, camps, sports, etc) are at least 30% off their normal price for DFS members
  • Participation in our Discovery program for children aged 4-6 requires an additional fee depending on how many sessions your child is enrolled for. See our Discovery page for details.

If you’d like to know, more we encourage you to learn more about volunteering, or contact us with your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I be charged?

You will be billed monthly for your membership fees (either program, full, and/or Discovery) beginning August 1 prior to the start of the school year, or upon enrollment if the year has started; this deposit covers your JUNE 2018 membership payment.  All monthly membership fees are then auto drafted on the 1st of the month for that month’s payment; i.e. you will be billed for your September membership fee on September 1. There are no monthly membership fees charged in June (which was prepaid with your deposit) or July.

All classes and special events that require a fee will be billed upon registration.

Is this a school? Day care?

Dimensions Family School is a family-centered, community oriented educational nonprofit that supports parents and students in their individual educational journeys.  Families with children ages 7 and older must either be enrolled in an accredited school program or be a legally registered homeschooling family.  Parents retain control of and responsibility for their students’ educational path and outcomes.

Can you tell me more about volunteering?

A wealth of information about volunteering can be found at our volunteering page.

What about refunds?

Your family’s attendance at Dimensions Family School is at-will; either the family or DFS can terminate the relationship at any time.  No refunds are issued for application fees, tuition, or programming expenses, unless a program is cancelled due to low enrollment.

What about children three and under?

We do not offer formal programming for toddlers.  That being said, your young ones are welcome on site with a parent.  No fee is charged for younger siblings to tag along at DFS.