Optimus Learning School

Tuition

Assessment Test

The student takes a test that is modeled after the California State Test (CST) to ensure proper placement in Optimus courses. The student’s school grades and standardized test results should be provided for our database.

For students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade, the assessment is done face to face with a teacher who will check English and math skills (such as phonics, letter and word recognition, sight words, pronunciation, counting, addition and subtraction, etc.). The assessment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and is followed by 10-15 minutes of feedback from the teacher to the parent. An assessment for students in these grades is $50. If you decide to sign up for a class or the After School program afterwards, your assessment fee will be credited towards your first tuition payment.

There are two separate computerized assessment tests available for students in or above 2nd grade, one for Math and one for Language Arts. Each test takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete. Tests are $30 for one or $50 to take both tests. If you decide to sign up for a class or the After School program afterwards, your assessment fees will be credited towards your first tuition payment.


After School (5 Days a Week)

Kindergarten (Early Pick Up) After School

Tuition $600 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
12:30-6:30 After School Program

Kindergarten After School

Tuition $500 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
3:30-6:30 After School Program

1st-6th Grade After School

Tuition $500 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
3:30-6:30 After School Program

7th-8th Grade After School

Tuition $600 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
3:30-6:30 After School Program

9th-12th Grade College Prep

Tuition $700 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
3:30-7:30 College Prep

9th-12th Grade College Prep

Tuition $1,000 / month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat (8:30-12:30)
3:30-7:30 College Prep SAT

After School (Less Than 5 Days a Week)

In cases where parents do not wish for their student(s) to attend all five days of our after school program each week, pricing varies. (After school program does NOT include enrichment classes.) 2 days/week: $300; 3 days/week: $400; 4 days/week: $450. If Wednesday or Thursday early release pick-up is included, please add $20 to the price. For example, the normal charge for 2 days/week is $300. With early release pick-up service included, the price becomes $320.


F-2 Visa Children After School

We offer a 10% discount on afterschool program tuition for students who have a parent enrolled in Optimus Language School as an F-1 student. A child’s first year in America is a crucial transition period that can be very difficult. We can help your child adjust to the new school system and U.S. culture. We can also help them understand and complete their daily homework. We even offer school pickup to give you peace of mind knowing your child is safe after school. To be eligible for the tuition discount, you must pay at least 3 months of tuition at a time (to match the 3-month tuition paid for a quarter of the ESL program in Optimus Language School).


Weekly Charge for May - August

While the After School tuition is normally charged monthly at $500 per month, we switch to charging weekly for the months of May, June, July, and August due to the summer program schedule. This means that, from the first week of May, you will pay a weekly tuition charge of $125 for each week that your child's school is still in session. Once your child's school is out for summer break, you will begin paying the weekly charge associated with whatever summer program plan you sign up for. For example, if your child's school starts summer break the fourth week of May, you will pay a total of $375 for the first through third weeks of May. Then, you would begin paying the summer tuition amount during the fourth week of May. You will continue paying the weekly summer rate until your child goes back to school, at which point you will switch back to the After School rate of $125 per week until the end of August.

Although this may sound complicated, it allows you the flexibility to sign up for only as many weeks as you want to without having to deal with prorating if you decide not to enroll in our summer program right away or want to take a vacation during one of those months.


Enrichment Classes with Pick-Up Service

In cases where parents only wish for their student(s) to attend our enrichment classes (i.e. book club or writing club) and want a pick-up service in addition to enrichment classes, pricing varies. (Enrichment class is $160/month before pick up fee.) Enrichment class prices including pick up fee are as follows: 1 enrichment class is $200/month (i.e. book club on Tuesdays), 2 enrichment classes/month: $380 (i.e. book club and writing club on Tuesdays and Thursdays).


Preschool

GABE or LEGO Building

1 hour/week Tuition: $60 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Friday
3:30-4:30 GABE Or LEGO Building

LEGO Math or Abacus

1 hour/week Tuition: $70 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Friday
4:30-5:30 LEGO Math

Art

2 hours / week Tuition: $50 /month (Limited to 12 students / Class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Art (drawing, crafts, painting, origami, sculpting)

Preschool Beginning Phonics

2 hours / week Tuition: $160 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
3:30-5:30 Sight Words/Phonics

Kindergarten

GABE or LEGO Building

1 hour/week Tuition: $60 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Friday
3:30-4:30 GABE or LEGO Building

LEGO Math or Abacus

1 hour/week Tuition: $70 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Friday
4:30-5:30 LEGO Math

Little Genius Engineering

1 hour/week Tuition: $80 /month (Limited to 8 students / Class)

Time Friday
3:30-4:30 Little Genius Engineering

Art

2 hours / week Tuition: $50 /month (Limited to 12 students / Class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Art (drawing, crafts, painting, origami, sculpting)

Kindergarten Advanced Phonics

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Tuesday Thursday
3:30-5:30 Sight Words/Phonics

Elementary

1st-6th Grade Book Club

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Monday or Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Book Club

1st-6th Grade Writing Club

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Writing Club

1st-6th Grade Math Club

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
3:30-5:30 Math Club

1st-6th Grade Chinese

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Chinese

1st-6th Grade Math Kangaroo, Math Counts, OC Math Day, AMC

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Thursday
3:30-5:30 Math Competition

4-6th Grade Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

2 hours/week Tuition $250/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

Jr. High

7th-8th Grade Book Club

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
3:30-5:30 Book Club

7th-8th Grade Writing Club

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Writing Club

7th-8th Grade Math Club

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Monday or Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Math Club

7th-8th Grade Math Kangaroo, Math Counts, AMC

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Math Competition

7th-8th Grade Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

2 hours/week Tuition $250/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Thursday
3:30-5:30 Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

High School

9th-12th Reading Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Monday or Wednesday
5:30-7:30 Reading (Newspapers, Magazines, Books)

9th-12th Writing Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Wednesday
5:30-7:30 Writing / Essay

9th-12th Math Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
5:30-7:30 Geometry/Algebra II/Trigonometry/AP Calculus(AB,BC)

9th-12th Science Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time Thursday
5:30-7:30 AP Chemistry / AP Physics

9th-12th SAT Class (Saturday)

4 hours/week Tuition $400/month (Limited to 8 students/class)

Time 9:00-11:00 11:00-1:00 2:00-6:00
Subjects English Math Weekly Test (Free)

Private Tutoring

Grade Kinder-6th 7th-8th 9th-12th SAT/ACT/AP Class
Hourly Rate $40 $45 $50 $60

Private Group Lessons

Private group lessons are a great choice for students who want to take class with friends, classmates from school, or siblings/cousins. Also, this option gives you the discussion benefits of a group class without the discomfort of learning with students you don’t know. Private one-on-one lessons start at $40 an hour. However, if you bring other students to join your private lesson, each of you will receive a discount on the hourly rate (see the chart below).

1 Student 2 Students 3 Students 4 Students
Kinder-6th Grades $40 $30 each $25 each $20 each
7th-8th Grades $45 $35 each $30 each $25 each
9th-12th Grades $50 $40 each $35 each $30 each
SAT/ACT/AP Class $60 $50 each $45 each $40 each

Non School Days

When students have the day off from school (such as holidays, teacher prep days, winter/spring break, etc.), we are usually open. We provide daily care from 8:00am-6:30pm for a $50/day charge. Lunch is not provided, so please pack a lunch and snacks for your child. We play interactive games (no electronics) and do crafts in the morning, have lunch at the park at noon, and watch a movie in the afternoon. Students also have some time in the afternoon to read or work on long-term school work.


Summer

Preschool Prep Classes

Tuition: $125.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs
9:00-12:00 GABE/ART Phonics LEGO Building Phonics

Kindergarten Prep Classes

Tuition: $200.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-12:00 LEGO/Math BOOK LEGO/Math BOOK Art OR Field Trip
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking Art OR Field Trip
3:00-6:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework

1st-6th Prep Classes: Schedule I

Tuition: $150.00 / week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking

1st-6th Prep Classes: Schedule II

Tuition: $175.00 / week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking
3:00-6:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework

1st-6th Prep Classes: Schedule III

Tuition: $175.00 / week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK Art OR Field Trip
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking Art OR Field Trip

1st-6th Prep Classes: Schedule IV

Tuition: $200.00 / week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK Art OR Field Trip
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking Art OR Field Trip
3:00-6:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework

7th-8th Prep Classes: Schedule I

Tuition: $175.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework

7th-8th Prep Classes: Schedule II

Tuition: $200.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework
3:00-6:00 Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study

7th-8th Prep Classes: Schedule III

Tuition: $200.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK Current Event Reading & Writing
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Independent Study

7th-8th Prep Classes: Schedule IV

Tuition: $225.00 / week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing BOOK Grammar/Writing BOOK Current Event Reading & Writing
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Independent Study
3:00-6:00 Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study

SAT Summer Schedule I

Tuition: $250/ week (Limted to 10 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-12:00 W & G math C.R. Test (9:00-1:00) Test Review (9:00-1:00)
Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
3:00-6:00 W & G math C.R. Test (3:00-7:00). Test Review (2:00-6:00)

SAT Summer Schedule II

Tuition: $250.00 / week (Limited to 4 students / Class)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
10:00-12:00 English Math English Math Test Review (9:00-1:00)
Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
4:00-6:00 English Math English Math Test Review (2:00-6:00)

College Application

College Counseling & Application ($3,000)

OLS College Application includes:

  • UC (3) & CSU (3) Application
  • Five (5) Private College Application
  • FAFSA & CSS Profile
  • Personal Statement

OLS College Prep ($1,000 / month)

OLS College Prep includes:

  • School Class Help (English, Science, Math): Monday - Saturday
  • Saturday SAT Class
  • Summer SAT Class
  • Career Placement Test
  • Community Service
  • University Tours

Online Class

Book Club / Writing / New York Times

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 4 students/class)

Time Saturday or Sunday
5:30 - 7:30 AM Book Club/Writing/New York Times
7:30 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Math (Geometry, Algebera I,II, Pre- Calculus, Calculus)

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 4 students/class)

Time Saturday or Sunday
5:30 - 7:30 AM Math Class
7:30 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 4 students/class)

Time Saturday or Sunday
5:30 - 7:30 AM Science Class
7:30 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 11:30 AM

AP Class (AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus)

2 hours/week Tuition $250/month (Limited to 4 students/class)

Time Saturday or Sunday
5:30 - 7:30 AM AP Class
7:30 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Online Private Tutoring

2 hours/week Tuition $250/month (Limited to 4 students/class)

Grade 1st-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th AP Class
Hourly Rate $45 $50 $55 $65

Payment Policies

No Registration Fee & Refund

It is common policy at most learning centers to charge a registration fee upon signing up your son or daughter. At Optimus, we believe the quality of our services speaks for themselves, and we see no need to charge you a nonrefundable, upfront fee. We pride ourselves on the fact that our clients can test our services with no financial obligation. To take it even one step further, if at any point you are unsatisfied with our service, you can discontinue your student’s enrollment at Optimus and receive a prorated refund with only two weeks’ notice.

Late Fee

Tuition payments are due in advance of the month you are paying for. For example, payments for next month's classes are due by the last week of this month. Any payments that are not made by the 3rd of the month will be considered past due and will be charged a late fee of $30.

We require that you give at least two weeks’ notice when you decide that your child will no longer be attending Optimus. Please give notice in writing or in person to the Director by the 15th of the month. If we are not given two weeks’ notice, you will be subject to pay up to 1 month of tuition to cover the costs we incur as a result of late notice. If you decide not to pay, your account will be referred to a third party collection agency.

Spring Break and Winter Break Tuition Policy

If you choose not to send your child to Optimus during Spring Break (1 week) or Winter Break (2 weeks), you will still be required to pay the normal after school tuition for this time. However, in return, we will not charge you for sending your child on holidays or non-school days that we are open.

If you choose instead to not pay for the missed Spring Break or Winter Break time, then you will be required to pay the daily $50 fee for any extra days that you send your child (such as holidays, furlough days, staff development days, etc.).

Absence Notification For Pickup Service

Please notify us by phone call or text as soon as possible if you know your child will not need to be picked up due to absence or parent pickup. We understand that parents might accidentally forget to notify Optimus, so we won’t penalize you for your first absence without notification. However, your child may have been the only child we needed to pick up that day, in which case arriving at the school when your child is not there would mean a waste of paid time and resources. For this reason, every absence without notification after your first will be charged a $10 driver fee. More than 3 absences without notification may result in removal from our pickup service. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and thank you for notifying us as soon as possible.

Non-School Day Lunch Policy

Students are expected to bring their own lunches from home on non-school days. But, if necessary, we can pick up lunch for your child if you are not able to pack a lunch. When you drop your child off in the morning, please provide him or her with $10 and immediately let the teacher know that your child will be needing lunch that day.

Multiple Sibling Discount

While every parent, of course, wants the best for all of their children, we know that the financial burden of sending all of your little learners to an after school program at the same time can become substantial. At Optimus, we are willing to shoulder some of that burden for you. We welcome and encourage you to bring all of your children by offering a 10% discount on your second child’s tuition and a 20% discount on your third child’s tuition. Do you have even more than three children? No problem! Arrange a meeting with the director and we will handle your situation personally!

Military Discount

Optimus thanks the American troops for all they do! To show our appreciation and support, all active-duty military members receive a 5% discount on their child’s tuition!

* Not valid with other discounts.