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 preschool - teaching violin and piano (with note reading), ballet, tap, acting, singing, math concepts and literature & writing skills - in the Pacific Northwest! Sequentially, we use the skills taught in the performing arts to teach core curriculum areas. 

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. 


Morning Session: 9:30 - 12:00
Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00
Full Day Session: 9:30-3:00
Click HERE for extended care times and prices.
2 Day Classes: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays
 (includes tap & ballet): half days from 9:30-12:00 (Morning Session) or from 12:30-3:00 (Afternoon Session).  Full Day 9:30-3:00.
Mondays & Wednesdays:  half-days from 9:30-12:00 or from 12:30-3:00;

full day 9:30-3:00. (includes creative movement, no tap or ballet). 
3 Day Classes: 
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (includes tap & ballet) half days from 9:30-12:00 (Morning Session) or from 12:30-3:00 (Afternoon Session).  Full Day 9:30-3:00.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (includes tap & ballet) half days from 9:30-12:00 (Morning Session) or from 12:30-3:00 (Afternoon Session).  Full Day 9:30-3:00.
4 Day Classes: 
Monday through Thursday  half-day from 9:30-12:00 or 12:30-3:00; 
Full Day: M-Th 9:30-3:00

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: 3 through 5.5 years old. Students should be fully potty-trained. 2 year olds considered on a case by base basis.


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

     Annual tuition for the two-day  half-day program is $1669.
      Annual tuition for the three-day half-day program is $2295.
      Annual tuition for the four-day half-day  program is $2790.

           Annual tuition for the 2-day full-day program is $2790.
       Annual tuition for the 3-day, full-day program is $3894.
      Annual tuition for the 4-day full-day program is $5130.  
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 for half days:
$138.75 (two-day);
$191.25 (three-day);
$232.50 (four-day). 

12 monthly installments for full day preschool:

$232.50 - 2-day, full day
$324.50 - 3-day, full day
$427.50 - 4-day full day. 

Extended Day Care: We also offer before/after and Friday care. Please click HERE for details and prices.


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 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. 

We offer a 10% miliary discount for families with valid military ID.


Violin Rental/Purchase. Violin study starts in January for all students in their first year will us.   Options for acquring a violin will be provided, so families can choose the option that best suits them. 

Ballet Shoes & Tap Shoes. (Tuesday/Thursday, 3,  4  and full Day Students only) Again, we will gladly give help and guidance as needed. 

Philosophy: The performing arts are taught in a fun, non-competitive manner that also engages all the brain processes that boost and stimulate learning in all areas beyond the arts. We teach the arts, then use the arts to teach.  Additionally, arts based learning builds self-confidence; supportive social interaction; and development of large and small muscles.

Performances: There are four scheduled school performances in which the students can demonstrate their new skills for family and friends!
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. We are fully trained to manage the needs to diabetic students.
Dress: Please dress your child in comfortable clothes and rubber soled shoes that they can move in. Remember to label all sweaters, jackets, etc. 

Snacks: Students will need to bring a healthy, sugar-free snack each day. Students only have about 20 minutes to eat, so (for half day students) please refrain from sending a large snack, or lunch, and no other beverages, beside their water bottle. Full-day students will need to bring a lunch and 2 small snacks.  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. 

Music & Dance Instruction: Video of the music or dance concept being taught will be posted online, so parents can practice with their children at home. 

Organization: Preschool students are assessed three times (additional assessments are done if needed) each academic year. Based on this information, as well as student maturity, students are then divided into small groups of approximately 4-7. These small groups rotate throughout an average day in 15-20 minute increments, covering academic areas, dance, violin, technology and so forth. Students are in a large group for opening circle, snack time and closing circle.