New for 2019-2020!

Home Base Learning Center is now offering drop-off programming on Wednesdays! This is a great option for families enrolled in our 3-day program who might want an additional day of programming for their child. It’s also an opportunity for other homeschoolers to participate in an adventurous and enriching, one-day, drop-off program.

Details about the Home Base Wednesday program:

  • Drop off 8:30-9:00am, pickup 3:00-3:30pm
  • Led by Home Base staff, with specialized programs provided by New England Base Camp instructors
  • Currently for children ages 5-9
  • Programming is a mix of adventures and learning, and will include activities such as:
    • hiking and nature journaling
    • archery and STEM projects
    • swimming and book club
  • Register for individual sessions or sign up for the full school year and save!
    • Fall Session: Sept. 11-Dec. 18 | $1000
    • Winter Session: Jan. 8-Mar. 25 | $1000
    • Spring Session: Apr. 1-Jun. 17 | $1000
    • Full Year: Sept. 11-Jun. 17 | $2667

To learn more, or to sign up, contact us.


Home Base Learning Center is open to children five through thirteen years of age. Our program runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm (with drop-off between 8:30am and 9am and pick-up between 3pm and 3:30pm). Admission requires a yearlong commitment and is tuition based. Our maximum enrollment is 25 children for the 2019-2020 program year. Children are admitted without regard to race, creed, color, cultural heritage or parent(s) marital status, sexual orientation, disability or political beliefs.

As a cooperative community, we draw strength from both our diversity and our philosophical alignment. Our admissions process is designed to determine whether there is strong philosophical fit between prospective families and our community’s mission. Through phone conversations and Base Camp visits, program documents and relevant readings, we aim to provide prospective families with the information they need to commit with confidence. Families wishing to participate should understand and accept the responsibilities of membership, as discussed throughout this website and in our handbook.

Home Base budgets expenses closely and relies on all families to pay their tuition on time so we can meet our bills. Professional educators are hired to run this program and to work with families to support educational goals. Our tuition and payment schedule is outlined below and within the Enrollment Form/Commitment Letter, which families must complete and submit along with their deposit to hold their child’s spot in the program. Please read through the following carefully, as it appears within the Enrollment Form/Commitment Letter, which you will be asked to sign and submit along with your deposit to hold your child’s spot in the program.

Tuition

Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $8,000 per child for three days per week, and shall not be discounted for absences, even extended absences due to travel, other activities/commitments, etc. A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is included in the tuition and due with the completed Enrollment Form/Commitment Letter to reserve your child’s spot in the program.

The remaining balance ($7,750) may be (1) paid in full by the start of the school year or (2) paid according to the following payment schedule:

  • 20% ($1,550) due on or before July 1, 2019;
  • 20% ($1,550) due on or before September 1, 2019;
  • 20% ($1,550) due on or before November 1, 2019;
  • 20% ($1,550) due on or before January 1, 2020; and
  • Final payment of 20% ($1,550) for 2019-2020 due on or before March 1, 2020.

Families unable to meet these payment schedules should discuss options with NEBC or BSA staff.

Tuition payments may be made by check or credit card. Please make checks payable to The Spirit of Adventure Council. Tuition payments made by check must be predated (according to the above payment schedule) and collected with the first (July 1, 2019) payment of 20% of the remaining balance. Checks will be cashed by the Spirit of Adventure Council on or after the check date.

If you wish to make tuition payments by credit card, please call Robyn Mellish, Office Manager, Spirit of Adventure Council at 617-272-3506 (work phone) or 978-413-9041 (cell phone), to supply your credit card information. Robyn will keep your credit card on file and run your payments on or after the dates specified in the above payment schedule. The credit card on file for your account can be changed at any time by calling Robyn and supplying your new credit card information.

If a child is withdrawn from Home Base Learning Center for any reason, the family remains responsible for tuition through the end of the 2019-2020 program year.


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