What makes south side schoolhouse a co-op?

We are a dedicated group of families who work together to provide a safe place for area homeschooling families to learn, grow and make new friends. Our co-op can only be successful when each family makes a significant contribution of time, energy, and skills. For this reason, we have specific expectations regarding families' commitments. These commitments include teaching/aiding, subbing, and cleaning. Beyond specific volunteer-position requirements, we need all of our families to come together as a community to create a supportive environment for all.

Relaying of important co-op related news and information via GroupME messaging app.

South Side Schoolhouse, Inc. utilizes the GroupMe messaging app as its preferred method for regular communications, relaying of information, answering of general questions, etc.
This application is completely FREE and available on both Android and iOS devices. Use of GroupMe for communications is strongly recommended in order to avoid missed information regarding co-op happenings.

More information about the
GROUPME app can be found HERE.

Are classes offered for all ages?

Yes! We offer academic enrichment classes for children from Pre-K through High School. We also have a nursery area available.

Each year the ages of the students is evaluated to be able to provide each participating student access to co-op classes.

How much does South Side Schoolhouse cost?

Registration fees are $15 per student per year with a family maximum of $50. Registration fees cover the cost and time associated with administrative/operational tasks and insurance.

Number of Students Registration Fee

1 $15
2 $30
3 $45
4+ $50

Tuition pays for supplies ONLY and will differ based on the grade level group. Tuition for older children will be higher than that of younger children because the supply costs vary greatly. Some courses have added fees to cover the costs associated with any specialized equipment or supplies.

Age/Grade Level Full-time Tuition Rate Part-time Tuition Rate
SNUGGLERS (Birth-2 yrs ) $95 per student/year $65 per student/year
SWEETIES (2-3 yrs & toilet trainers) $125 per student/year $75 per student/year
SUPERSTARS (PreK - grade 2) $215 per student/year $125 per student/year
SCHOLARS (grades 3-6) $315 per student/year $225 per student/year
SAVANTS (grades 7-12) $345 per student/year $225 per student/year
*DROP-OFF SAVANTS (grades 9-12) $775 per student/year $475 per student/year

Savant ONLY Special Offerings A la Carte Tuition Rates FT or PT Enrolled Add-on Pricing

Apologia Advanced Biology $225 per student/year Included if FT or PT Enrolled

Early-bird pricing ended on Friday, August 6th, 2021, and tuition rates have increased by $25 per student across all age groups and grade levels.

**Discounts apply for large families, with the greatest discount applied to the youngest student first, are as follows:

First & Second Students = Full Price

Third Student = 33% Discount
Fourth & Fifth Students = 50% Discount
Sixth Student = 75% Discount
Seventh & Up = Registration and Equipment fees only as applicable.

When is tuition due?

One half of tuition is due Friday, August 6th, 2021.
The second payment is due September 3rd, 2021
Remainder of the balance is due October 1st, 2021.

Cash or check is preferred.
If choosing to pay with a credit or debit card, there will be a convenience fee of 2.5% added to the transaction amount.

Once South Side Schoolhouse classes begin on August 20th, all tuition is non-refundable.

What curriculum is used for classes taught at South Side Schoolhouse?

We utilize various homeschool curriculums for different course/subjects. The current year's curriculum selections can be found in the individual course descriptions. All curriculum selections are subject to final approval of the Director of Education, Jody White.

Mrs. White can be reached via email: jodywhite@southsideschoolhouse.org

Are your classes taught with a christian focus?

Our Parent Teachers agree to present materials in accordance with a Christian Worldview. Many of the classes offered incorporate prayer, scripture and Christian theology in their curriculum.

Does South Side Schoolhouse offer any open house or shadow days for visitors?

We will offer limited open house style visitor days throughout the year.
All visiting families must first have an informal meeting with the Director. These informal meetings will take place at an area park, coffee shop, or small restaurant on the third Tuesday of every month.
Once families have met with our Director, they are welcome to join us on the 4th Friday of that same month for a shadow day at South Side Schoolhouse.

How many classes are we required to enroll in?

Classes are held between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Fridays during the school year. Students/Families may choose between Full Day Attendance, Morning Session Only (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) or Afternoon Session Only (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM).

New for 2021-2022 we are offering a la carte science classes for high school students only.

Does south side schoolhouse offer drop-off enrollment?

Limited Drop-off spots for students in grades 9 -12 ONLY are available on an individual, case-by-case basis and at double the cost of regular tuition amounts.
For more information on possible drop-off arrangements, please email: Director Jody White to discuss your family's individual circumstances.

What if my child works above or below grade level? How do I pick which classes are right for my child?

All of the classes are offered in age ranges and are meant as a guideline. If your child is advanced academically, but not socially, it might be best to keep them in their age group. If you are unsure about a class, please contact our Director of Education, Jody White, with any questions you may have and to determine whether or not a particular class will be a good fit for your child.

Where are you located?

South Side Schoolhouse will be meeting in Grandview, MO. For security reasons, the exact address of our meeting location is not disclosed to the general public.

How do I login to my South Side Schoolhouse G-mail & Classroom account?