Tuition and Fees

TRCA is based upon significant, daily parental involvement, and as such, we endeavor to keep tuition and fees accessible to single-income households. We also operate on a unique tuition plan that is paid in full prior to the beginning of each semester, which enables us to maintain fiscal responsibility and integrity in commitments to our staff.

Application Fee

  • First Child: $200
  • Each additional child: $50
  • Maximum per Family: $300
  • Application Fee is due with Applications for Admission and is non-refundable.
  • Returning Families: The Application Fee is waived for returning families (including new students from those families) who pay the Deposit/Reservation by January 31, 2022.


Tuition (2022-2023)

  • Kindergarten – 6th Grade: $3,500 per year
  • 7th & 8th Grades: $4,500 per year
  • 9th Grade: $5,500 per year

The first $500 of tuition is due upon admission, and it reserves the student’s seat in the classroom (a student is not enrolled until this amount is received). Half of the Deposit/Reservation is applied to the Fall Semester, and half is applied to the Spring Semester. This amount is non-refundable.

Semester Payments

The remaining balance of Tuition is due as follows:

  • June 30: Fall Semester due in full
  • December 15: Spring Semester due in full
  • Tuition payments are non-refundable after these dates.
Monthly Payments

Families preferring to make monthly payments in advance are welcome to do so. Payment plans must result in Fall and Spring Semester tuition paid in full by the same dates listed above. Please contact the Academy Bursar to discuss details.

Late Admission

In the rare event that a student is admitted after the Semester Payment due dates (listed above), the full Deposit/Reservation and balance of the current semester’s tuition are due immediately. The full Deposit/Reservation of $500 is due, even if the student did not attend during both semesters.


Books, Uniforms & Special Events

Books, Uniforms, and Special Events are purchased/billed separately. Actual amounts vary by student and family.


Exceptions for Hardships

TRCA places a high value on its families and staff. We are careful to avoid shifting costs between families, but to the best of our ability, we will work with families to accommodate unique and unexpected needs that may arise during the school year. Please contact the Academy Bursar if such a need arises.


Payment Methods & Contact Information

At this time, payments must be made by cash or check (including bank billpay) and sent to the following address:

Two Rivers Classical Academy

521 E Locust St, Ste 302

Des Moines, IA 50309

For questions regarding tuition or payments, please contact the Academy Bursar at accounting [at]