I cannot find the tuition fees published on your website, how can I get them?
Please contact us at the admissions office for this information at [email protected] to get enrollment fees and tuition costs.
Can I pay for the evaluation exam with an international transfer? Do you have a SWIFT code?
No, the school does not accept international wire transfers. Some people have reported to have used the Xoom.com or Wise.com platforms to make this payment while abroad, otherwise, you may ask an acquaintance to help you with this payment within Mexico. Note: these platforms are managed externally, so the school does not hold any accountability for inconveniences with these and is not responsible for mismanagement.
I already have a private insurance policy; do I need to pay for the school’s insurance?
Yes, it is an insurance policy that covers accidents within school premises and all students must be insured, regardless of other insurance policies you may have hired privately. It is a one-time payment to be done in the first month of August.
How many tuition fees are there?
10 monthly payments from August thru May.
What is the new entry fee?
The John F. Kennedy School, The American School of Querétaro, is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit institution. Since we are a civil association and we do not have one owner, this fee helps preserve our school’s legacy and functions as a fund to afford future renovations and maintenance of our facilities. This is a one-time fee to be paid the very first year you enroll in our school. Following years this fee will not be paid again. Please note that this is an individual fee, not a family fee, so each candidate must cover this fee.
Why are there 2 amounts in the new entry fee?
The first amount corresponds to new candidates not related to our school. All siblings and candidates linked to our school (alumni or returning students after two years) will cover the second amount with a discount.
Are there any discounts for siblings?
We offer a family discount on monthly tuition fees for families with more than 3 children. The third sibling is granted a 5% discount, the fourth child has a 10% discount, and so on. There are no discounts on new admission fees, yearly enrollment fees of SWAS fees.
Do you offer payment facilities?
When enrolling in our school for the first time, families are allowed to pay the new enrollment fee in three payments. This arrangement must be made directly with the cashier area once you are admitted. All other fees must be paid in full in order to secure the student’s place in our school.
Do you offer scholarships?
The school does not offer scholarships, neither for sports nor for academic achievement. The only scholarship offered from Preschool to Middle school is the one granted by the Secretaría de Educación Pública SEP (Mexican Ministry of Education) after the second year in our school. This scholarship must be requested through them. There is a general call in the month of April that is published on our website. There are no scholarships for High School.
Is there a uniform at JFK? What is the cost?
Yes, students from Preschool to Middle school must wear a uniform on Mondays for flag ceremony and the days assigned for sports classes, usually twice a week. Any other day, students can wear casual clothes. High school students do not need to wear a uniform. These are purchased at our Jaguar Shop from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Monday thru Fridays. The cost varies depending on the size and number of sets purchased. An estimate for each set is an average of $1,600 MXN pesos.
What is the cost of book lists?
Book lists are purchased through Dilbook, our third-party provider. The price range will depend on the school grade the candidate applies for. Once the student has been admitted, we notify them and they will contact you with the corresponding information. If you do not receive the email, you can contact them directly. Check the spam tray; many parents have reported that book list emails were automatically redirected to that folder.
For any questions you can communicate to the following numbers and emails:
What is the cost of the supply lists?
The supply lists for each school year are published on the website in each of the academic sections. These materials can be purchased at the stationery store of your choice and if you already have some of this at home, you can take advantage of it and use it. Our supplier of school supplies is Mrs. Lupita from the Jaguar Shop, here is her number so you can contact her 442 159 8552. It usually ranges from $1,000 MXN to $3,500 pesos depending on the school grade (preschool supplies are more expensive since they use a lot of materials in class).
Does my child need to bring their own device to school?
All Middle School students must bring a Chromebook, and High School students may bring the device of their choice for learning purposes. Chromebooks may be purchased at our school in the technology department. New families will be contacted with all details for this device, or you may contact the technology office at [email protected]
What is the PA and what does it do?
The PA is the Parent's Association, it is very involved with the school, working in conjunction with the administrators, teachers, students, and parents. Throughout the year various projects are organized with the help of the Parents Association: Halloween celebration, Christmas pictures. Children’s day event, etc.