Optimus Learning School




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.


Personality/Aptitude Tests

At Optimus Learning School, we know that it is extremely difficult for students to choose a major or job for the future. To help our students with this issue, we have our students take three different personality or aptitude tests. These three different tests examine a student’s characteristics and interests and matches them with a major or job field that fits their personality. For $50, students can take all three tests to see what personality they have and what job they would do well in.

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).


Extracurricular / Elective Classes

Piano

Optimus offers 1 hour piano lessons (1:1 private lessons) once a week on Tuesdays. Classes are only $200/month. Lessons are taught on our grand piano!

Violin

Optimus offers 1 hour violin lessons (1:1 private lessons) once a week on Tuesdays. Classes are only $200/month.

Cello

Optimus offers 1 hour cello lessons (1:1 private lessons) once a week on Tuesdays. Classes are only $200/month.

Ukelele

Optimus offers 1 hour ukelele lessons (1:1 private lessons) twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes are only $160/month.

Guitar

Optimus offers 1 hour guitar lessons (1:1 private lessons) twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes are only $160/month.

Kung Fu

Classes is held on Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm. Each class is 1 hour in length and costs $100/month.

Dance / Gymnastics

Each class will be available twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 for Dance. Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm for Gymnastics. Each class will be 1 hour in length and the cost will be $100/month.

Chinese

Optimus offers a 2 hour Chinese class. The class is limited to 10 students and the cost will be $100/month.

Korean

Optimus offers a 2 hour Korean class. The class is limited to 10 students and the cost will be $100/month.

Coding

Optimus offers a 1 hour Coding class. The class is limited to 10 students and the cost will be $100/month.

Art

Optimus offers a 1 hour art class and costs $80/month.


Kindergarten

GABE or LEGO Building

1 hour/week Tuition: $60 /month (Limited to 5 students / Class)

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

LEGO Math or Abacus

1 hour/week Tuition: $70 /month (Limited to 5 students / Class)

Time Friday
4:30-5:30 LEGO Math

Little Genius Engineering

1 hour/week Tuition: $80 /month (Limited to 5 students / Class)

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

Kindergarten Advanced Phonics

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

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

Elementary

Art

2 hours / week Tuition: $160 /month (Limited to 5 students / Class)

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

1st-6th Grade GATE Preparation

2 hours / week Tuition: $160/month (Limited to 5 students / Class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
3:30-5:30 GATE Preparation

1st-6th Grade Book Club

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 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 5 students/class)

Time Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Writing Club

1st-6th Grade Math Club

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

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

1st-6th Grade Chinese

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Chinese

1st-6th Grade Korean

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Korean

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

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Thursday
3:30-5:30 Math Competition

4-6th Grade Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

2 hours/week Tuition $160/month (Limited to 5 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 5 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 5 students/class)

Time Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Writing Club

7th-8th Grade Math Club

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

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

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

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Friday
3:30-5:30 Math Competition

7th-8th Grade Robotics Engineering / Computer Programming

2 hours/week Tuition $180/month (Limited to 5 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 5 students/class)

Time Monday or Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Reading (Newspapers, Magazines, Books)

9th-12th Writing Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Wednesday
3:30-5:30 Writing / Essay

9th-12th Math Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Tuesday or Thursday
3:30-5:30 Geometry/Algebra II/Trigonometry/AP Calculus(AB,BC)

9th-12th Science Class

2 hours/week Tuition $200/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Thursday
3:30-5:30 AP Chemistry / AP Physics

9th-12th SAT Prep Class

8 hours/day Tuition $400/month (Limited to 5 students/class)

Time Saturday
9:00-11:00 English
11:00-1:00 Math
1:00-2:00 Break
2:00-6:00 Test

Private Tutoring

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

Private Tutoring Discount

Optimus now offers two options to make private lessons more affordable for you. If you sign up for 50 hours of one-on-one instruction in any subject and pay upfront, you will receive a 5% discount on the total tuition. If you sign up for 100 hours of one-on-one instruction in any subject and pay upfront, you will receive a 10% discount on the total tuition. For more information, please read our blog.


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).

Groups 1 Student 2 Students 3 Students 4 Students
Kinder-6th Grade $40 $30 each $25 each $20 each
7th-8th Grade $45 $35 each $30 each $25 each
9th-12th Grade $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 6:45am-6:30pm for a $55/day charge. 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. 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 Early Bird Discount

We offer 10% off tuition if you sign up for our summer program before March 31st. We are offering a sibling discount to families who have 2 or more kids they want to enroll. The first sibling will receive 10% off of tuition, the second sibling will receive 15% off tuition. For more information, please read our blog.


Summer

Summer Early Morning Drop- Off

During the summer, Optimus provides busy parents with an early drop off service. This service allows parents to drop off their student at Optimus in the morning at 6:45 AM. During the morning hour, students will have time to review their summer homework, read and prepare for their summer classes. This service is an additional $15 per week.

Summer Elective Classes

Students who are in Kindergarten through 6th grade have the option to enroll in any of our elective classes during the summer. These summer elective classes include Kung Fu, Dance, Gymnastics, Chinese, Korean, and Computer Coding. The classes are scheduled during the 3:30 - 6:30 pm period and cost $15 per week / per class. These elective classes are only offered to those students who attend the full day summer program (9 am - 6:30 pm).

*Any additional elective class will cost $50 for 4 weeks.

K-6th Prep Classes: Schedule I

Tuition: $150.00 / 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 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking

K-6th Prep Classes: Schedule II

Tuition: $190.00 / 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 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking
3:30-6:30 Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class

K-6th Prep Classes: Schedule III

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

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing Book Grammar/Writing Book Physical Activity
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math Physical Activity
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking Movies at OLS

K-6th Prep Classes: Schedule IV

Tuition: $215.00 / week (Limited to 10 students per class and includes one elective)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-10:00 Grammar/Writing Book Grammar/Writing Book Physical Activity
10:00-12:00 Math Math Math Math Physical Activity
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Presentation Science Presentation Cooking Movies at OLS
3:30-6:30 Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class Homework/Elective Class Art

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
3:30-6:30 Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-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 Current Event Reading & Writing
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Self-study

7th-8th Prep Classes: Schedule IV

Tuition: $225.00 / 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 Current Event Reading & Writing
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Self-study
3:30-6:30 Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-study

9th-12th Prep Classes: Schedule I

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

9th-12th Prep Classes: Schedule II

Tuition: $225.00 / 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
3:30-6:30 Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-study

9th-12th Prep Classes: Schedule III

Tuition: $225.00 / 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 Current Event Reading & Writing
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Self-study

9th-12th Prep Classes: Schedule IV

Tuition: $250.00 / 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 Current Event Reading & Writing
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Self-study
3:30-6:30 Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-study Self-study

SAT Prep Summer Schedule I

Tuition: $200 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class) - Limited Time Offer - Summer 2019

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-12:00 English Math English Math Test
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Test
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Test Review

SAT Prep Summer Schedule II

Tuition: $75.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Saturday
9:00-11:00 English
11:00-1:00 Math
1:00-2:00 Break
2:00-6:00 Test

ACT Prep Summer Schedule I

Tuition: $200 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class) - Limited Time Offer - Summer 2019

Time Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
9:00-12:00 English Math Reading Science Test
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Test
1:00-3:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Lunch and Homework

* On Fridays Lunch will be 1:00 - 2:00 due to the test

ACT Prep Summer Schedule II

Tuition: $75.00 / week (Limited to 10 students / Class)

Time Saturday
9:00-10:30 English
10:30-12:00 Math
12:00-1:00 Break
1:00-2:30 Science
2:30-6:00 Test

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)

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

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

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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

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

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

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. However, refunds are not applicable to students who are enrolled in our Summer Program or our monthly classes (i.e. book club class, enrichment class).

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.

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 notifyOptimus, 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.

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.These discounts will be applied to the lesser amount. 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.