Tuition and Fees

Mainspring Academy has a unique tuition structure that allows the parent to choose an option that meets both the needs of the child and the financial needs of the family.

The following is a breakdown of our tuition and fees…

Option A

This option requires parent to contract with a service provider of their choice to provide therapeutic services during the school  The student is assigned a number of “Required Support Hours”, which is based on the unique needs of the student.  The parent then obtains services through a provider of their choice and that provider supports the child during the school day.  Parents are responsible for ensuring that their provider attends school with their child.   Please contact your provider of choice to discuss the possibility of insurance covering these charges.

Cost:  $500 Registration + $20,500 Tuition = $21,000 Total Tuition

 Option B

 This option allows parents who may not have access to therapeutic services due to costs, high deductible insurance policies, or simply not being interested in using an outside provider.  With this option your child will be assigned to a tier dependent on their needed support.  The tiers are as follows:

Tier 1: Low support needs (Minimal behavior, high independent functioning skills)

Tier 2: Mid-level support needs (Occasional behavior, some independent functioning skills)

Tier 3: High support needs (Frequent behavior and/or low independent functioning skills)

This assigned tier will then translate to a tuition amount.  Tuition will cover the cost of a teacher and support for that teacher.  Support may include a paraprofessional (either full time or part time depending on the needs of the class) and access to our staff BCBA to update and develop behavior plans as needed.   It is important to note that tuition will not include therapy such as ABA, Speech, or OT.  Mainspring Academy is focused on academics, life skills, and vocational skills.  While we encourage all of our families to obtain therapeutic services, it is not our intention to become a therapeutic clinic.  Parents will receive notification of their child’s assigned tier by February 2, 2017.

Tuition Costs for each of the tiers are as follows:

Tier 1:  $500 Registration + $20,500 Tuition = $21,000 Total Tuition

Tier 2: $500 Registration + $24,500 Tuition = $25,000 Total Tuition

Tier 3: $500 Registration + 27,500 Tuition = $28,000 Total Tuition

*Parents should expect additional costs throughout the school year such as field trip, supply, and activity costs.


Mainspring Academy is proud to participate in the McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities and the Gardiner Scholarship Program through Step Up for Students and the A.A.A Foundation.  For more information on these programs, please visit their websites by pressing the icons below or by contacting us at (904) 503-0344 or

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