Moonstone's application period is now open.  Click here to download the 2018-2019 application.  Applications will be accepted through December 31. 2017.

Enrollment Timeline

The following monthly timetable is a chronological outline of the typical sequence for enrollment.

January / February
  • Applications will be processed.
  • Current families submit schedule requests for the upcoming school year.

Price Chart

Days Hours In Diapers Potty Trained
3 7 $859 $811
10 $1,140 $1,071
5 7 $1,134 $1,060
10 $1,590 $1,466
Monthly prices listed above are effective December 1, 2016.  All prices are subject to change with notice.  Moonstone's average annual tuition  increase over the past 10 years has been 3-5%.

A 5% discount is given for payment of six months or more.

A one month deposit is required along with contracts for all students.  Deposits are held for the students last month of attendance.  For families who qualify for CCIS subsidy, the deposit amount is based on co-pay; see the Subsidized Care section for more details.

Tuition is due on the first of every month. A five day grace period shall be allowed for payment. Any payments received after the grace period, will be charged a $25 late fee. Any account 30 days delinquent will result in the suspension of the child attending until payments are current.

Subsidized Care

The state and federal governments have made funding available to assist qualifying parents in meeting their child care expenses. In Philadelphia, subsidized child care is available for working families through the Child Care Information Service (CCIS).

Moonstone gives preference in the enrollment lottery to families who qualify for CCIS subsidy; spots are limited.  The enrollment processing fee is waived for families who qualify for subsidized care.

If you are concerned about the cost of quality child care, CCIS may be able to help. Working parents may be eligible for assistance with child care expenses if they meet the income guidelines.  Log on to for more information or call their hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437) to find out if you are eligible!

Moonstone's Financial Assistance

Moonstone strives to make its educational programming available to all applicants regardless of income, and has a long history of working with subsidy programs to ensure access. Moonstone has two programs available for Financial Assistance: Tuition Assistance and Hardship Support. If your family has a ongoing financial need or a short term hardship that makes it impossible to cover Moonstone tuition, please speak to the Director about the availability of financial assistance.

Families must first apply to CCIS before being considered for Moonstone's Financial Assistance.

Save the Date...

  • Tuesday, September 5- Beginning of the new school year.  Groups change
  • Monday, October 9- Closed for teacher in-service
  • Thursday, October 19- Enrollment Open House from 6:30-7:30
  • Friday, October 20- Whole school Pumpkin Picking trip, Moonstone closes at 2pm

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