Tuition & Payments

BASEC a non-profit, mission-driven organization and is dedicated to providing high-quality and specialty services like inclusion, academic support, and social-emotional learning to our community and paying living wages and benefits to our staff.

We are able to offer the depth and quality of programming by making use of economies of scale, key partnerships, and strong financial management.

Tuition Payment Options

Check (preferred)

Pay by check and none of your tuition dollars go to credit card companies!

We accept check and money orders payable to BASEC and mailed to:

BASEC @ Burbank
266 School St
Belmont, MA 02478

BASEC @ Chenery
95 Washington St
Belmont, MA 02478

Credit Card

We offer families the convenience of paying by credit card online. Please type your invoice number, and amount in the form below (do not copy/paste). Then securely checkout.

*Please do not copy and paste. Only type in your invoice amount to avoid any possible calculation errors.

BASEC Tuition Assistance

We believe that children and families who need access to our programs should have access to our programs. Over the past 5 school years, we have provided nearly $320,000 in tuition assistance to qualified families and regularly work with parents, school administrators, and the district to ensure that families facing special circumstances are able to access our programming.

Our tuition assistance goals are to

  • Ensure the most vital programs are available to all our students;
  • Utilize all channels of tuition support;
  • Maintain BASEC’s financial viability.

BASEC Tuition Assistance Policy 19 – 20

For more information, please contact BASEC’s Executive Director, Andrew Mountford by email:

About Registration Fee

BASEC is now Registration Fee-Free!

 About Tuition Deposit

The tuition deposit ($250 for Burbank; $300 for Chenery; and $455/$485 for Summer) is required at registration. This non-refundable fee is applied to your final tuition payment (May 10 for before and after school tuition; June 15 for summer tuition).

Withdrawing from BASEC programming forfeits the tuition deposit.

About Schedule Changes

Once registered, your student’s schedule is set for the start of the school year. Because many factors of our operations are tied closely to our enrollment, we open one window of time for the year (January 1 – January 15) for schedule changes that reduce the number of days that a student attends. During that January change period, you may reduce the number of days your child attends without fee (please keep in mind that withdrawing from the program completely still forfeits the tuition deposit left at registration).

Because we value being as flexible as possible, schedule changes outside of the January change period are permissible, but are subject to the following conditions:

  • Reductions in schedule are subject to a $100 schedule change fee
  • “Lateral” changes or additions to schedule require sufficient space in the program and staff ratio compatibility

Please contact Andrew Mountford for more information about this policy.

Tuition Amounts

Burbank Tuition 2019 – 2020

BASEC @ Burbank Annual Tuition Bi-Monthly Payment Before School Annual
5-Day $5,100.00 $1,020.00 $2,195.00
4-Day (incl. Wed.) $4,320.00 $864.00 $1,795.00
4-Day (no Wed.) $3,910.00 $782.00 $1,795.00
3-Day (incl. Wed.) $3,680.00 $736.00 $1,455.00
3-Day (no Wed.) $3,175.00 $635.00 $1,455.00
2-Day (incl. Wed.) $2,925.00 $585.00 $995.00
2-Day (no Wed.) $2,395.00 $479.00 $995.00
1-Day (Wednesday) $2,145.00 $429.00 $525.00
1-Day (M, T, Th or F) $1,495.00 $299.00 $525.00

Chenery Tuition 2019 – 2020

BASEC @ Chenery Annual Tuition Bi-Monthly Payment Grade 7-8 Annual Tuition
5-Day $4,470.00 $894.00 $3,260.00
4-Day (incl. Wed.) $3,750.00 $750.00 $2,820.00
4-Day (no Wed.) $3,450.00 $690.00 $2,510.00
3-Day (incl. Wed.) $3,150.00 $630.00 $2,365.00
3-Day (no Wed.) $2,815.00 $563.00 $2,120.00
2-Day (incl. Wed.) $2,475.00 $495.00 $1,860.00
2-Day (no Wed.) $2,090.00 $418.00 $1,580.00
1-Day (Wednesday) $1,730.00 $346.00 $1,295.00
1-Day (M, T, Th or F) $1,280.00 $256.00 $975.00

BHS Tuition 2019 – 2020

BASEC @ BHS Annual Tuition Quarterly Payment
4 – 5 Day $1,952.00 $488.00
2 – 3 Day $1,692.00 $423.00
1 Day $1,052.00 $263.00

While charged annually and billed bi-monthly, our parents consistently comment that daily and hourly rate for out-of-school time programming is an excellent value for tangible returns.

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