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Hours and Tuition

2018-2019 School Year

Morning classes are held Tuesday through Friday, 8:15-11:15 and 8:45 to 11:15, September through May.

Afternoon classes are Tuesday through Friday, 12:10 to 2:40.

Our base monthly tuition is $345. Tuition for the 8:15 start is $415 per month.

Alpha Club, an afternoon class for children attending morning kindergarten and kindergarten age children, meets Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 - 3:30. Monthly tuition is $415. Alpha Club includes Spanish.

We also offer three classes for two-year-old children. Classes are two days a week (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday), 8:45 to 11:15 and 12:10-2:40 Tuesday/Thursday. This class meets on the first floor in the sunny, cheerful church nursery. This is a wonderful introduction to school and is just the right pace for the age group. There is a 1-4 ratio in this classroom - 12 students, 2 teachers and one assistant teacher. Tuition is $235 monthly.

Please contact Joan White, the school’s Director, to inquire about openings for your student. (708) 848-4910 or

Who’s hungry? First United also offers Lunch Bunch from 11:15 - 1:15 for those who begin school at 8:15, and 11:15 - 1:45 for those beginning school at 8:45. Friends will share lunch together and enjoy extended playground and project time. Students can enroll for either two days a week (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday or for all four days). The fee for the Lunch Bunch is $160 for two days if staying until 1:15 and $200 for two days is staying until 1:45. If enrolled daily in Lunch Bunch the tuition is $730 per month for the morning class and Lunch Bunch combined.


2018-2019 School Year

Morning Class Times

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
8:15 - 11:15* $415 $3,735
8:45 - 11:15 $345 $3,105

*The extra half hour of class time will provide more time for extended project work.

If either morning classes is combined with Lunch Bunch daily the tuition is $730 monthly. Class times will be 8:15-1:15 or 8:45-1:45.

Afternoon Class Times

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
12:10 – 2:40 $345 $3,105

Alpha Club for Kindergarten children

12:30 - 3:30* $415 monthly
Includes Spanish

Two-Year-Old Class Times (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday)

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
8:45 – 11:15 $235 $2,115

Lunch Bunch (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday or all four days)

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
11:15 - 1:15 $165 - 2 days $1,485
11:15-1:45 $200 - 2 days $1,800

Registration for siblings of former students, church families and returning students opens on December 1. These families are given priority until the date of the Open House. Registration opens to the public on the third Tuesday evening of January. The 7:30 PM Open House is designed for parents and begins with a full presentation of the program in Centennial Hall of First United Church. Following the formal presentation classroom tours will be conducted and registration forms accepted. Open spots are filled through a lottery system the morning following the Open House and families are notified by letter that week as to placement of their child.

Tuition Assistance

The Nursery School has a Tuition Assistance Fund, which is available to all families. Applications for assistance may be obtained from the school director. Decisions regarding assistance are made by the Finance Committee of the Nursery School board according to income guidelines.