Some online private schools cost upwards of $5,000 per year per student while paying teachers a minimal salary and lining the pockets of far away CEOs who don't even know or care about education as much as they care about profit. Here, our goal is pupils over profit.
That's why at Pillars of Peace Primary Partners the lion's share of student tuition goes directly towards teacher salaries so teachers can earn a fair wage. (It's hard to focus on teaching when you're worried whether you can keep your bills paid or your own kids fed.) There are no unions or forced union dues dipping their hand in the pot here either, so it is up to us to ensure teachers are treated fairly. This is why books are purchased separately (we don't make any money on the books as the full amount goes to the book suppliers) and are non-refundable. (However, you do get to keep your books, and you are free to sell any supplies you no longer wish to keep.) A small amount of student tuition goes towards administrative costs such as website upkeep, and a portion goes towards marketing so students know we exist and so we can keep our doors open.