Tuition & Fees


Please see our Tuition Schedule below for amounts. Totals vary depending on the grade or the number of days enrolled per week. In addition, fees may include YMCA instruction, a yearbook, certain field trips, and activities. We try to keep tuition as low as possible and consistent with the programs we offer.

Tuition is due either paid in full to the school by June 1, 2024 or collected according to the quarterly tuition payment schedule through FACTS Tuition Management Services.

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24-25 School Calendar

Annual Tuition Options & Payment Schedules For School Year 2024-2025

EC3 (3 years old): Full Days or Mornings

5 days/week $17,000 (full day)   $14,000 (mornings only): M,T,W,Th,F

3 days/week $14,500 (full day) or $11,500 (mornings only): M,W,F

2 days/week $10,500 (full day) or $7,500 (mornings only): T,Th

EC4: (4 years old): Full Days

5 days/week (full day) $17,000

4 days/week (full day) $15,500


$18,000 : (5 Full Days)

Elementary Grades 1-6 

$19,500: : (5 Full Days)

Enrollment Deposit in Pre-k, Kindergarten & Grades 1-6  

To reserve a spot at L’Ecole Française du Maine for the upcoming school year:

  • A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1,000 is due with the enrollment contract for all grades
  • The non-refundable enrollment deposit is due February 14 for returning students and April 1 for new students (or with the enrollment contract at the time of acceptance if after this date).

Tuition Payment:  L’Ecole Française du Maine has contracted with FACTS Management Company to process all tuition payment plans. 

Single Payment Plan:  A 2% discount is offered for the full-pay plan. Tuition for the entire academic year is due in full by June 1st.

Two Payment Plan: One-half of the tuition is due by June 1. The remaining half, plus a 2% extended payment charge, is due by December 1.

Quarterly Payment Plan: Quarterly Payments due June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1. An extended payment fee of 3% will be added to the total tuition when paying quarterly.

Ten Month Payment Plan:  Ten monthly payments will begin in May, with the final payment due in February. An extended payment fee of 4% will be added to the total tuition when paying monthly.

Additional Fees:

*Please note: An annual activity fee of $350 is due with the September tuition payment.
*Private Suzuki piano, violin, cello, and classical guitar lessons are available on-site and are payable directly to the teacher.
*The School collects fees for swim lessons at the YMCA in September; however, as of January 10, 2024, The Casco Bay YMCA has not resumed its swimming program. More info to come

Aftercare & Clubs optional after-school program until 5:30 pm 

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Mid-Year Enrollment:

L'Ecole Française du Maine accepts students on a rolling admission basis when space is available. Tuition is prorated based on the start date. The total tuition is divided by ten and then multiplied by the months of attendance to determine the prorated amount due. Our policy is that any month begun is due, regardless of the academic calendar of a particular month.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:
L'Ecole Française du Maine admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.