Frequently Asked Questions
You Have Questions – We Have Answers!
We understand that choosing the right school can be a difficult task and we want to answer your questions to the best of our ability. Please see below for commonly asked questions and our responses. We hope this will ease some of the the concerns you may have regarding your choice of schooling. If you still have questions please contact us with your concerns.
What is the typical class size?
Our typical class size averages around 7 students per adult. One advantage of the UMS approach is our strict adherence to classroom enrollment limitations to ensure effective instruction can occur.
The maximum size for academic classes per grade level is:
- K-5th Grade: 16 students per classroom
- 6th-8th grade: 18 students per classroom
- 9th-12th grade: 20 students per classroom
Some elective classes may exceed grade level numbers for the benefit of effective teaching or the functions of the course. However, emphasis on instructional excellence will be maintained at all time.
What is the schedule for students?
K-2 attend 7:55am – 3:00pm on Tuesday & Thursday
3-5 attend 7:55am – 3:10pm on Tuesday & Thursday
6-8 attend 7:55am – 2:46pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9-12 attend 7:55am – 2:46pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Electives are scheduled during and after school.
Does my child have to take a full load?
Do the parents purchase curriculum?
How much does tuition cost?
Because we are a University-Model school, tuition is based on the number of courses selected.
- K-2 tuition is a flat rate of $3,182.70 per school year. Students are required to take a full course load so that basics are established.
- Grades 3-5 ranges from $525 to $3,811.42 per school year.
- Grades 6-8 ranges from $835 to $6,804.44 per school year.
- Grades 9-12 ranges from $760 to $6,956.26 per school year.
Payments are accepted upfront or divided over 10 months. Please contact us for more information or visit the Academics page for more specific registration and cost information per grade level.
Do you offer financial assistance?
Is there a discount for multiple children?
What do the graduates from University Model schools say about how well high school prepared them for college?
Are colleges accepting students from University Model schools? What makes them attractive to colleges over other students?
Are your teachers certified?
Our staff consists of 24 teachers of which 14 have Masters & 2 with Doctorates.