Kalamazoo, MI 49001
M-F: 7:30am – 4pm
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you charge tuition?
Yes. We ask parents to pay 5% of their income to invest in their child’s education. We are a Christ centered education anyone can afford.
Do you have uniforms?
No. We ask that students honor God in their clothing choices.
Do you provide breakfast and lunch?
Yes. No one here ever goes hungry. However, we first ask that all parents provide lunch for their children when there is not a hot lunch. Teachers check every day to see if a child has eaten breakfast and has a lunch. If they do not, one will be provided for them.
Do you offer scholarships?
The average cost per child at Tree of Life is about $5,000. Families paying less than that are receiving a scholarship. If a family has 2 children attending and they pay $1000 a year in tuition, they are receiving $9,000 in scholarships.
Do you provide transportation?
Students that live more than one mile from school and live in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district may ride the KPS bus to and from school.
What are the school start and end times?
Doors open at 8 am and school begins at 8:15 am. Students are released at 3:30 pm.
Do I have to live in the Edison Neighborhood to attend?
No. About 50% of TOL students live in the neighborhood. About 25% used to live in the neighborhood when they found TOL.
Are the teachers certified?
All classroom teachers are certified by the State of Michigan.
What is your typical class size?
Our goal is 20 or fewer students in a classroom.
Can my child with an IEP or 504 attend?
Yes. We review these before accepting students to make sure that we can best serve them. We do receive speech and occupational therapy services through KPS.
What exactly do you guys believe in? Can anyone attend?
We believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. All are welcome here.
How does the curriculum at TOL compare to other schools?
We at TOL follow the State of Michigan Standards. In the last 2 years, students on average have gained 4-5 reading levels on the Fountas and Pinnell scale. They have also averaged a 50 percentage point increase on their grade level math tests. Students transferring to other schools have done very well.
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Location: 2001 Cameron St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Telephone: (269) 718-7428
School Hours: M-F: 7:30am - 4pm