Lehrman Continuous Enrollment System
Why Continuous Enrollment?
We are thankful that the vast majority of our families choose to remain at Lehrman through graduation, and therefore, have implemented a seamless process for families to keep their children enrolled with us. Through this system, we avoid penalizing the vast majority of our families who stay, for the sake of the few who, for one reason or another, leave our school.
What are the benefits of a Continuous Enrollment System?
It helps us plan earlier in an efficient manner to better steward the tuition dollars entrusted to us every year. It gives parents the peace of mind that their children’s spots are guaranteed until graduation or until you opt-out.
How Does Continuous Enrollment Work?
You will only sign an enrollment contract for each of your children once - when they are admitted. Every year thereafter we will notify families of potential tuition increases in December, and send a reminder email about the annual deposit charge to your account. A date in mid-January every year will mark the deadline for families to inform Lehrman if they will not be returning the following year. Unless we hear from you, your child will automatically be enrolled, their spot secured, and the non-refundable deposit fee charged to your tuition account.
What if my plans change before my child graduates?
Every year there is an opt-out period for you to let us know if you wish to withdraw your child. Your decision to opt-out needs to be communicated in writing and we will know to not charge the tuition deposit to your account and that your child’s spot for the following year is released. If you opt out, and then wish to reenroll your child again for the same school year you opt-ed out from, you will need to wait until rolling admissions following the first round of admission decisions. All students wishing to return to Lehrman are subject to Lehrman's admissions process as a new applicant.
What if my plans change after the opt-out deadline or after i have enrolled?
After the Continuous Enrollment Anniversary date (second Wednesday in January) the non-refundable tuition deposit is forfeited. The following penalties will apply if you choose to withdraw from your Continuous Enrollment Contract after the opt-out period. Percentages are calculated based on total annual tuition. New families are subject to the below withdrawal fees following the submission of an enrollment contract.
20% if canceled before May 1st
40% if canceled before June 1st
60% if canceled before July 1st
80% if canceled by August 1st
100% if canceled after August 1st
What if I opted-out of my contract and want to return?
If the student(s) has not been enrolled at Lehrman for a full school year, the student is subject to Lehrman’s admissions process as a new applicant.
Beginning of October: New student applications open
Mid-December: Opt-Out Period starts
Second Wednesday in January: Opt-Out Period ends
Second Thursday in January: Non-refundable deposit is changed to accounts
Beginning of February: New student admission letters go out
After the first round of admission decisions go out in February: Rolling admission based on space availability