Tuition 2020/2021

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For all questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

General Information

Except for summer camps, our classes are based on an annual curriculum.

Students may be able to join a program during the year on a case-by-case basis, in which case the tuition will be pro-rated.

The registration fee for each student is $65. The registration fee is waived for students who were registered and active students during the previous school year.

Tuition depends on the selected program (see below) and does not include the annual cost contribution for books and materials, most of which are ordered from Europe and depend on the EUR-USD exchange rate, freight cost and other factors that vary from year to year.

The annual books & materials cost contribution per student for the French Classes for the 2020/21 school year has been set to $65. (Waived in 2020/21, students order books directly.)

Advantages for Returning Students

The following two advantages are available when the registration and down-payment for a returning student are received by July 31:

(1) The registration fee is waived for each timely enrolled (i.e. before July 31) returning student who was enrolled the previous year.

(2) Priority for the morning vs. afternoon attribution is based on the number of uninterrupted years that the student was enrolled. That means that the longer in a row a student is enrolled, the higher the likelihood that the time-of-day preference is available.

We had to introduce this rule to avoid class size disparities between the morning and the afternoon classes, especially during COVID19, and in order to be as fair as possible to all families.


During COVID19, the authorities, the building owner or the school may require that extra measures be put in place to ensure everybody's safety. Such measures may include temperature verification before entry, additional disinfectant cleaning of classrooms and surfaces before and after each class, additional safety gear such as masks, gloves etc.

In this case, it may become necessary that My French Classes charge a reasonable cost contribution for these extra expenses.

To render things as transparent as possible for parents beforehand (i.e. immediately now), if such a cost contribution becomes necessary, My French Classes will (a) charge such a contribution only once during the school year and (b) this cost contribution will not exceed $50 per student per school year.

French Classes - Children

Tuition: $1,395 for the first sibling per school year.

Each session is 2.5 hours long on Saturdays and includes a short recess.
For the special program for children enrolled in immersion schools, there are two sessions per week of 75 minutes each.

See all session dates here.

For some classes, family discounts are available (for details, please click here).

French Classes - Adults

Tuition: $1,055 per school year.

A discount is offered to adults whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Each session is 2 hours long and includes a short break.

See all session dates here for French Adult Classes.

Amplifier programs: Latin, Sports, Theater and Arts

Tuition for the school year: $985.

Please note that for some of the programs, additional fees apply (uniforms, books, materials, games). Please contact us for more information.

A discount is offered to families whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Families can also benefit from a sibling discount.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

See all session dates here for the Amplifier programs..

Special programs

Creative Writing

Tuition: $425.

A discount is offered to families whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Families can also benefit from a sibling discount.

Each session is 1 hour long.

AP French Preparation Class

Tuition: $335 for the Spring session.

A discount is offered to families whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Families can also benefit from a sibling discount.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

Summer Camps

Please visit our Summer Camp tuition page here.

Full Reimbursement Policy

Your down-payment will be fully reimbursed without any fees:

  • if the class is already full and you are placed on the waiting list,
  • if your family has to unexpectedly move away from the DC area for professional or personal reasons before the start of the school year,
  • if a class does not attain the minimum number of students to be set up.


Payments can be made either:

  • by check (no fees), or
  • by credit card (with transaction fees).

These transaction fees are nonrefundable, even if the related payment to My French Classes is refunded.
This policy is driven by the service charges imposed by credit card providers, which have become prohibitive for the daily operations of our programs.
My French Classes is aware of the convenience of credit cards and will continue to accept these forms of payment. You can alternatively pay by check to avoid any transaction fees.

At the time of registration: $150 due at registration to secure a spot. This amount will be entirely applied to the tuition balance for the year. The down-payment is not reimbursable except in the conditions described above.

Payments can be made either at once before the first day of school or in two or four installments on or before the dates shown below (except for adult classes that have to be paid in a maximum of two installments - Sept 15, 2020 and Jan 15, 2021).
Important: for exact amount or to pay in several installments, please refer to the Payment Assistant.
Important: A down-payment of $150 is due at registration or as soon as possible thereafter (and on September 15 the latest) to finalize the enrollment. The percentages below refer to:
Annual Tuition - Down-Payment = Remainder Tuition. The Remainder Tuition can be split into 1, 2, or 4 installments.

Registration fees and Book & Materials contributions are separately due on September 15.

  1 Installment 2 Installments 3 Installments 4 Installments Admin Fee
for each date per family*
Due Dates Sept 15, 2020
(no fee installment fee)
Sept 15, 2020 Sept 15, 2020 Sept 15, 2020 $14
    Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 $14
      Jan 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2021 $14
        March 15, 2021 $14

* Please write one check per family to include all students.

Payments that are more than two weeks late carry an additional $25 late fee per month. A payment is considered late if less than the respective amount of the 4-installment option is received more than two weeks after the respectively indicated due date.

Return checks, installment and late payment fees

Please refer to the Terms & Conditions page.

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