FAQs

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.

How much does South Side Schoolhouse cost?

Registration fees are $15 per student per year with a family maximum of $55. Registration fees cover the cost and time associated with administrative/operational tasks. Registration fees are due IN FULL at the time of enrollment/class selection and are non-refundable.


All electronic payments are assessed an additional 4% to cover processing charges..

Insurance fees are $10 per student, per co-op year and will be invoiced for payment when tuition is invoiced.


Tuition pays for supplies ONLY and will differ based on the grade level of the student(s). 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.

*** Tuition credit is given for lead teaching.

Discounts apply for large families as follows:

• First & Second Students = Full Price • Third & Fourth Students = 25% Discount

• Fifth & Sixth Students = 50% Discount • Seventh Student = 75% Discount

• Eighth Student & Up = Registration and Equipment fees only as applicable.


*** Early-bird discount(s) of $25 off tuition per student apply to enrollments received by April 30, 2022.


When is tuition due?

Registration fees are due IN FULL at the time of enrollment/class selection and are non-refundable.

For families who need to spread the tuition cost over several payments, the following payment plan is offered.

One half of tuition is due Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. The remaining balance of tuition is split into two equal payments due on Friday, July 1st, 2022 and Monday, August 1st, 2022, respectively.

All tuition is non-refundable after July 31st, 2022.

*** Payment plan options will incur an additional $30 surcharge fee.

Are your classes taught with a Christian focus?

South Side Schoolhouse is built on a foundation of biblical principles with Christ as the cornerstone of everything we do.
All curriculum selections are creation-based and/or include biblical tenets.

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
the Panera Restaurant in Belton, MO on the first Monday of the month.
Once families have met with our Director, they are welcome to join us on the 2nd or
3rd 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 3:30 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 - 3:30 PM).

Limited a la carte classes are offered 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 a rate of $1500 per student per year for Full Day enrollment and $800 per student per year for Half Day enrollment.
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, 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 meets 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?

South Side Schoolhouse Gmail Login Instructions