Jamaican national families are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable enrolment fee of USD$500.00 per child on acceptance. Non Jamaican national families are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable enrolment fee of USD$1,500 per child on acceptance. This may be paid in the equivalent Jamaican dollars. Please contact the bursar for the current exchange rate and also if clarification is needed regarding your national status. NB: This fee is separate from the general application fee paid when submitting your child’s application.
Payment methods for tuition and other fees:
In bank deposit: Tuition and other fees may be paid at any NCB, Sagicor Bank or First Global Bank branch. Parents must submit (email submission accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of the deposit slip to the bursar for confirmation of payment. Please ask the bursar for a copy of the schools banking information sheet if using this method.
Online bank transfer: This can also be done via online bank transfer to the schools account at any of the above listed banks. Please ask the bursar for a copy of the schools banking information sheet if using this method. Parents or guardians must insert the student’s name in the note section provided on the transfer platform so the school can identify the transfer AND also submit (email submission accepted at email@example.com) their transfer confirmation to the bursar.
In office payment: Payments can be made at the school office via cash, cheque or debit/credit card.
*Please contact the bursar for the current exchange rate where necessary.
Families with more than one child at Reach Academy will be given a discount of JMD$10,000.00 on tuition of the eldest child. This same discount applies to families who have more than two children at Reach Academy. This discount will only be given to the youngest child from the family. No further discounts will be offered to families who have more than two children at the school.
Families with one or more children at Building Blocks Preschool (our sister school) will be given a discount of JMD$5,000.00 on tuition. If a family has one or more children enrolled at Building Blocks and more than one child enrolled at Reach Academy this discount will be applied to their eldest child’s tuition only.
When fees are due, payment plans & the administrative fee:
All fees (tuition, lunch, activities etc) are due in full at the beginning of each school term. The bursar must receive full payment or proof of payment by the Friday of the first week of the term. All parents must complete the payment form emailed with invoices termly whether making payment in full at the beginning of the term or applying for a payment plan. All payment forms must be returned to the bursar at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the date specified in the termly communication sent with termly invoices. Approved accounts for paying tuition and fees via a payment plan will incur an administrative fee of JMD$10,000.00
Students may be refused admission if tuition and fees are not paid within the prescribed time. Reports, transcripts and recommendations will be withheld until tuition and fees are paid. In addition, these documents will be withheld for non-payment of the fee in lieu of notice or other respective charges such as damage to books (rented through the book fee) or other school property.
Notice of withdrawal, fee in lieu of notice & space holding:
A terms notice, in writing (email submission is accepted – email@example.com) must be given to the office for withdrawal from the programme. If this required notice is not provided the parent or guardian will be liable to pay one terms fee in lieu of this notice. Note that the summer break is not considered a term. The academic year comprises of three terms: Christmas, Easter & Summer. Please see Parent/Student Handbook for greater details.
If a student withdraws after a term has commenced, the fees for that term will not be refunded.
If a student is withdrawing for a term and the parent or guardian wishes to hold the students space to return for another term the parent or guardian will have to pay the entire terms tuition for every term the space is held.
These fees are provided to parents and guardians at the beginning of the school year and resent as a reminder at the beginning of each term. Contact the office for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Reach Academy reserves the right to adjust all fees and currency exchange rates at any time without prior notice.
Updated: May 2021