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Tuition and Fees

We strive to balance access, low ratios, excellent offerings and the recruitment and retention of absolutely phenomenal educators.

Application Fee: $100 (one time)

Enrollment Fee: $500 (one time)

 Our Program

Our founder, Dr. Natalie N. Summerville, taught for over 25 years and earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University and continued a passion for innovative education. At The Grand Magnolia School, we approach learning in new ways rooted in established approaches. We are inspired by Reggio Emilia, Angela Duckworth, Carol Dweck, Maria Montessori. We incorporate ample time in nature, play, creativity, and experiential techniques in a a way that works well for children who thrive in an environment that feels like home with plenty of individualized attention.

Our micro-school model means that our students grow and learn together with in small groups with no more than 10 children. Time in nature and outdoor adventures keep children active and engaged as they formulate rich schemas for new and old topics and engage actively with the world.

We have found that children learn by seeing and doing. Children get individualized academic support, snacks, outdoor time, and rotating enrichment to bring learning to life in vivid color. We treat every day as an adventure with enrichment foci including Spanish and other languages, drama, cooking, dance, soccer, yoga, STEM, golf and many others across the year.

Grand Magnolia strives to educate each child as a whole being, because we know each child is capable of incredible.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many children do you enroll for after-school?

We are intentionally small and believe in the power of individualized attention, learning, and care. Our school consists of no more than 10 from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

For 2024-2025: We are accepting applications for children 5 to 10 years old in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Please contact us or apply here.

What is your daily schedule?

Our program runs from 2.30-6.00p with early arrival at 1.00p  Monday through Friday.

Scroll down to see a full sample schedule. 

How can this work with my professional schedule?!

Many parents combine TGMS with public, homeschooling, co-ops, or other independent school curricula. Furthermore, some families request flex/adjusted schedules with their work to work well with the 1.30/2.30-6.00p model.

Do you provide transportation?

We provide transportation from local schools within a 15-minute driving radius of The Grand Magnolia School, including most public and independent schools in the Henrico and Richmond area.

What is the Grand Magnolia school calendar?

Grand Magnolia operates on a 10-month schedule from August 2024 - June 2025. Parents enroll and commit to the full academic year.  We also offer summer camp enrichment programming.

How do I inquire regarding openings or to join the waiting list?

Feel free to schedule a call or tour, e-mail us at or submit the contact form on this website.

What are the tuition and fees for Grand Magnolia?

Weekly tuition is: $175 or $7000 per year.

We also have a one time application fee ($100) and an enrollment and establishment fee ($500).

Are you a Montessori/Reggio/Quaker/Waldorf school?

No. We like to think of Montessori, Reggio, Quaker, and Waldorf approaches to education as close cousins of our own.

We share similar  philosophies on child development regarding the empowerment of students as active agents in their own learning in a way that prioritizes creativity and free thinking. We find that families and children who gravitate to these approaches also resonate with our style as well.

What if I still have questions I would love to discuss?

Email (, call (804.214.6705), submit our contact form, schedule a call online,

send an owl - whatever floats your boat! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Sample After School Enrichment Schedule
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