Puyallup Performing
Arts Academy


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PAYMENT 2019-20

Updated 3/9/2020

300 N. Meridian       Puyallup, WA 98371       253-561-7402

We are the only true performing arts school in the Pacific Northwest! Our curriculum includes violin and piano (with note reading), ballet, tap, creative movement, acting, singing, math concepts and literature & writing skills. Then the skills taught in the performing arts are used to teach core curriculum skills, which match Puyallup School District's academic requirments. 

We don’t just teach the alphabet – we play music!
We don’t just read a story – we act it out!
We don’t just count – we dance!
Performing Arts Education –
Using the Arts to Educate!

Please see the School Handbook for full policy & procedure statement.

TIMES:  Half-daykindergarten class is from Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 to 12:00 (morning session) or 11:30-3:00 (afternoon session)..
Full-day kindergarten class is Monday through Thursday 8:30-3:00.

CALENDAR: We follow the Puyallup School District schedule regarding snow closures and most longer breaks. Please see the handbook for the specific calendar for the year. 

AGE:   To be admitted into the kindergarten program, a child must be not less 5 years of age prior to September 1st of that year. Younger students will be considered on a case by case basis. PPAA does not guarantee that early enrollment into the PPAA kindergarten will result in the student becoming eligible for first grade in the Puyallup or any neighboring school district. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to check with their local school district’s policies as to whether their student will be eligible to enter the first grade in that district upon exit from PPAA kindergarten. 


(Tuition rates listed below are for the 20-21 school year. For mid-year 2019-20 enrollment,
please call the school for tuition rates.)

Tuition: Annual tuition for half-day kindergarten is $3915.
Annual tuition for full-day kindergarten is $5625.
A non-refundable registration fee of $85 is due at the time of registration. 
Annual tuition may be paid in 12 monthly installment payments of $326.25 (half-day) or $467.75 (full day).

Tuition payments will adjusted for those registering after June. 


A 5% discount will be applied to the annual tuition for each subsequent child currently enrolled in Puyallup Performing Arts Academy from a multiple child family. If the children are in different priced classes, the difference/discount will be averaged.  

A 5% discount will be applied to the annual tuition, if the entire amount of annual tuition is paid at the beginning of the academic year. 

10% military discount for military parents/legal guardians with valid military ID.

Additional Costs:
Violin Rental/Purchase. Violin study starts in January for all Kindergarten students. Students who have been in our preschool will resume violin study in early October. A violin supply list, with your child’s violin measurement will be sent home in December for new students.  

Ballet Shoes & Tap Shoes. We will gladly give help and guidance as needed. 
Health:Proof of up-to-date immunization is required before the child may enter school. For the health of your child and others, please keep your child home if there are any signs of illness. 

Lunch: Kindergarten students will eat lunch at school and a snack at school. Parents need to send a sugar-free lunch with their child each day. We will gladly work with parents to accommodate any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Good table manners are always encouraged. 

Conferences: At least two conferences will be scheduled between the teacher and parents during the school year. Additional conferencing may be scheduled if requested.