Tuition & Payment

Tuition payments are paid on a schedule from September to April, with May prepaid.  Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. A mandatory late fee of $20.00 is due when payment is received after the 10th of the month.* Tuition payments may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Credit card payments can be made by presenting your credit card at the Schoolhouse desk or by completing an authorization form to automatically charge each month.  Download the Credit Card Authorization Form.

Electronic payments are also acceptable and can be set up to be made automatically through your bank. Instructions to set up electronic payments can be found at the bottom of this page. In all cases, tuition payments should be mailed to:

Katydid/Farm School
P.O. Box 710516
Oak Hill, VA 20171-0516

For billing issues or questions, please contact Mindy Wood.

Tuition Rates:

Days per Week Tuition per Month Yearly Supply/Activity Fee**
2 $205 $140
3 $275 $185
4 $345 $235
5 $399 $285

** – The yearly supply/activity fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee due in September or your first month of attendance if enrolled after September.



Age Group AM (9:00-11:45) Options PM (12:30-3:15) Options
Class Choice Fee1 Class Choice Fee
3-Year Olds

(2 or 3 days):

2 Days: Mon/Wed AM $205 3 Days: Tues/Wed/Thurs PM $275
2 Days:   Tues/Thurs AM $205
4- Year Olds

(3, 4 or 5 days):

3 Days: Tues/Thurs/Fri AM

4 Days: Add Mon or Wed PM STEAM class1



3 Days: Tues/Thurs/Fri PM

4 Days: Add Mon or Wed PM STEAM class1



4 Days: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri AM

5 Days: Add Mon or Wed PM STEAM class (full day Mon)1




(4 or 5 days):

4 Days: Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri AM

5 Days: Add Mon or Wed PM STEAM class (full day Mon or Wed)1



4 Days: Tues – Fri PM

5 Days: Add Mon PM STEAM class1




1 Fees for STEAM are the same as adding an additional day of preschool


Setting Up Automatic Tuition Payments

Here are the steps you need to make automated tuition payments.  You do not need the Katydid account or bank information.  The process stated below should generate a check sent to Katydid each month.  The process assumes, of course, that you have access to online banking.  All banks are different, so there may be some variation in the process.  Here are the steps to set up an automatic payment:

  1. Setup Katydid, Inc as a “biller” or “payee”;  Katydid, Inc,  P.O. Box 710516, Oak Hill, VA  20171, 703-481-9444
  2. If the system allows, enter your child’s name for the account number; otherwise, indicate you have no account number (your name will appear on the check, so we can identify the check);
  3. After this you can setup the automatic payment by selecting Katydid, Inc. as your “payee”; indicating the amount to pay (monthly tuition); and selecting the frequency (monthly and the date to pay – the 1st of each month).  You can also select the end date, which if your May tuition has been paid, should be April 30.  There may also be a field to enter a “memo” to appear on the check – if so, you can put your child’s name there.

This should be all you need to set it up.  Please let us know if you have any other questions.

*We begin contacting parents who have not paid by the 10th of each month and will take collection action when payments are more than two months in arrears with no communication from the parents to us.

For billing issues, please contact Mindy Wood.