Tuition and Fees
A Worthy Investment in a Quality Christian Education
At The Shepherd's Academy your child will discover his or her God-given potential, make lifelong friends, learn to serve, and graduate ready to make a difference in their community and around the world. While this will require the investment of your financial resources, we believe you will see that this is a worthy investment in your child. Tuition and the Annual Registration Fees cover the general cost for faculty, payroll, and administrative support. There are other overhead costs associated with a private school education that are not covered by tuition (e.g. insurance, food service, and the like). Your total monthly invoice will include tuition as well as other expenses your student incurs, such as those noted below. Our operating budget does not cover all expenses therefore we rely upon your donations and assistance in an annual Christmas Banquet fundraiser. Our program accepts employer dependent care subsidies, Georgia Child and Parent Services/Maximus subsidies and employer matching gifts.
You may apply for assistance with tuition as follows:
Georgia Child and Parent Services: Infants- age 12 (Early Learning, Early Kindergarten, Camp Destiny, and Extended Care (Before and After Care). For the most efficient processing, please submit a CAPS application at www.gateway.ga.gov. If you need assistance in submitting an online application, call 1-833-4GACAPS (1-833-442-2277).
FACTS Tuition Management Scholarships: K-12 private school students may apply Fall of 2021. https://online.factsmgt.com/SignIn.aspx
Application Fee: $200 per family Early bird before July 1, $50.00 per family - This fee is nonrefundable unless the applicant is refused acceptance. The application fee is due with the enrollment forms.
Educational Support Services Fee: A $100 registration/case management fee is charged annually (in the month of March) for each child who has a current psycho-educational evaluation (including an individualized educational plan (IEP)) on file with the school, and receives any accommodations, classes, tutoring, family development services, intervention services, or other special needs support services (oral testing, distraction free testing, etc.) of any kind, whether within or outside of the classroom. The costs of the programs are prorated, charged in addition to annual tuition, and are billed monthly.
Homeschool Support Late Payment Fee: $30 is assessed on the 5th. Students may not attend class with an outstanding tuition balance. A $39.00 fee will also be assessed for any check written to TSA that is returned by the bank for any reason. Checks are accepted as a courtesy. After one delinquent payment all other payments must be processed by electronic draft from your bank account 10 days prior to the due date.
Extracurricular activities: Chess club, Athletics( T-ball, Baseball, Basketball), Dance, Musical Theatre, and/or Piano. $120 nonrefundable registration/semester $40 uniform or costume rental, prop, & recital fee. Additional fees for club membership (Drama, LEGO robotics, Festivals and competitions are outlined in the programs tab.
Bible Quiz Team membership: $50/year inclduing t-shirt and Bible Camp retreat housing. See https://cedine.org/resources/bible-quizzing/ for additional information.
Late Pickup Fee: A $30/hour fee will be assessed per hour or portion thereof for students picked up after class ending time. Repeated occurrences will result in termination from the home school program. If we do not hear from parents or an authorized pick up person before normal pick-up time, we will assume that something has happened and will contact the Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services.
Testing: Our students are tested annually each spring in order to monitor their progress and guide instruction. $50.00 due by March 1. DIAL3®, SAT10® and OLSAT® . ITBS® and Cognat® or Terra Nova®. WRAT4 or DIAL3® included in registration for Kindergarten students.
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program: The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This will be available 2020-21 for K-2nd grade students. For information, please visit:
Withdrawal Policy Regarding Tuition
Please understand that enrollment is a contract which will be in force if your child is accepted for admission. Delinquency in tuition and other payments may result in the termination of your child’s enrollment. If your child is withdrawn after September 15 you are responsible for the tuition owed per the Withdrawal Policy Regarding Tuition. School records, including grades and transcripts, will not be released until all obligations are paid to TSA.
∙ If a new student withdraws prior to September 1, the $50.00 non-refundable admission fee is forfeited to TSA.
∙ If a new or re-enrolling student withdraws between July 1, 2010 and the first day of school, 50% of the annual tuition is owed to TSA or $3,000 whichever is greater. If a student withdraws on or after September 15, 100% of the annual tuition is due The amount owed will be $6,000.
Fees and policies in the handbook are subject to change. We will give you a two-week notice of any changes in our fees or policies whenever possible.
Download application or enrollment packet for the full tuition and fee schedule.