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A Principle-Approach® Pre-K–12 Christian School in Lancaster County, PA
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Comprehensive Tuition

Since 2018, Dayspring has operated with a Comprehensive Tuition policy. Tuition payment now includes the student cost for all field studies, including overnight trips (except for the Senior Field Study), selected student fees (re-enrollment fee, technology fee, graduation fee, ACSI fees), Chromebook insurance and the student cost for retreats and the Patriots Celebration Dinner.

Dayspring Field Studies

A Principle Approach® education relies on original source material. What better way to teach this and learn firsthand than traveling to study as close to the source as possible? Dayspring Christian Academy’s comprehensive tuition includes payment for our extensive student field studies. All hotel, transportation, and admission fees are included in tuition, except for the senior field study.

Dayspring students travel to the following destinations for overnight field studies:

  • Plymouth, MA (3rd grade History study)
  • The Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey location (5th grade Science study)
  • Gettysburg, PA (5th grade History study)
  • Pittsburgh, PA and Kentucky – Carnegie Museum, Creation Museum, Ark Encounter (7th grade Science study)
  • New Jersey (8th grade STEM study)
  • Boston and Plymouth, MA (9th grade History study)
  • Washington, C. (10th grade History/Worldview study)
  • New York City (11th grade History study)

Click here for a complete listing of our field studies by grade level.

Tuition 2024-2025

Please Note: Fees listed below are annual fees. Payment plans, including monthly fees, are available.

Early Childhood Education (includes field study cost for students)

  • Preschool – $1,175 plus $50 registration fee / year
  • Pre-K (3 day) – $6,699
  • Kindergarten (3 day) – $6,699
  • I.D.E.A! Program (Tuesday/Thursday) – $3,563

Grades 1-5 (includes field study cost for students)

  • Elementary-aged child – $13,384

Grades 6-12 (includes field study cost for students, except senior field study)

  • Middle of High School-aged child – $13,900
  • Vo-tech – $3,475

Student Support Services

Dayspring Christian Academy strives to provide each student with a Principle Approach® education that points each child to Christ. At Dayspring, we see each child as a unique individual, created by a loving Creator, and valued as such. It is because of this that Dayspring has created the P139 program, named for Psalm 139:14, designed to teach students at all levels who require alternative or differentiated methods of instruction for them to work to their potential. Click here for a description of each service.

  • P139 Daybreak Support Fee – $1,200
  • P139 Daybreak Replacement Course Fee – $1,200 (per course)
  • Ignite – $1,200
  • Illumine – priced per activity
  • Non-Academic Individualized Support Fee – $595 (per 10% increment of day)

The previously listed P139 programs can be provided through Homeschool Interaction. Parents pay registration, the cost of the course, and $250 for up to 90 minutes per day, five days per week.

International Student Rate (upper school only)

  • Registration Fee – $300
  • Tuition – $15,968

Includes most supplies, basic uniform package, academic tutoring as determined by school, and field studies in Grades 9-11. Approved translator and scientific calculator not included, but required.

Click here for a printable pdf of our tuition information.

Financial Aid Information

All families are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid scholarships are awarded annually and based on a completed online financial aid application, the extent of  need, and the availability of funds. Eligible families are encouraged to apply as early as possible as scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial Aid applications are accepted between February 1 and March 30 for priority consideration. Applications after April 1 will be considered as funds remain available.
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