Elementary and Middle School

School calendar 2020-2021

Saturday Sep 11, 2021
First day of school
Saturday Sep 11, 2021
First day of school picnic (noon-1pm)
Saturday Oct 9, 2021
Cultural activity / Children's book week!
Saturday Nov 27, 2021
No school: Thanksgiving weekend
Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Sinterklaas event in cooperation with Dutch Club Chicago
Saturday Dec 11, 2021
Parent - Teacher conferences
Saturday Dec 25, 2021
No school: Winter Break
Saturday Jan 1, 2022
No school: Winter Break
Saturday Jan 29, 2022
Cito testing (begrijpend lezen)
Saturday Feb 05, 2022
Cito (werkwoordspelling)
Saturday Mar 12, 2022
Parent - Teacher conferences
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022
Spring Break
Saturday Apr 30, 2022
King's Day celebration
Saturday Jun 11, 2022
Last day of school

All events mentioned are tentative and subject to change. Parents are invited to join their children on the cultural events.

In order to comply with the regulations of the Dutch government and to obtain sufficient school hours, all of the cultural events are official school hours and are part of our school program.

Tuition fees

2021 - 2022



Every year the students need to be registered. If you have registered before, it's a simple process for the new school year to re-register.
For the entire school year PAID FOR by the employer of parents/guardians
$ 1850.00
For the entire school year NOT paid by the employer of parents/guardians
$ 1560.00*
Chicago, installments*
For the entire school year NOT paid by the employer of parents/guardians
$ 1560.00
Term fee minus the deposit
$ 327.50 x 4

* Families, who will not receive any support from their employer, are eligible for the reduced rate, the amount with the asterisk. (If your company pays part of the tuition, the Tul(i)p School expects you to pay the difference).

An extra 5% discount is given for children, not supported by the employer of parents/guardians, only when paid in full, if registration and deposit per child, has been received by June 15th, 2021.

Non-refundable deposit: $250.00 per student (check to be sent with the registration form or payment through QuickPay by Zell). The school will use this money for necessary investments before the school year starts, e.g. school material and books.

The school year consists of 9 months. Please indicate on the registration form your preference of payment; annually or in 4 installments. Installment payments are only possible if a student has been enrolled prior to August 15, 2021.

The annual payment is due on August 15, 2021. The installment payments are due on: August 15, 2021, November 15, 2021, January 15, 2022 and March 15, 2022.


Cancellations after August 15, 2021 but before December 31, 2021 will receive 50% restitution of the tuition. Cancellations after January 1, 2022 will not receive restitution of the tuition.

An invoice will be sent to you through e-mail, and upon request only, by regular mail. 

Payments can be made by checks, payable to 'TULIP SCHOOL' or through QuickPay with Zell (tulipschool@tulipschool.org).

Location and class times

Classes will be held at the site of St. Matthias Elementary School where our school has rented some space. St. Matthias Elementary School on 4910 N. Claremont Ave. Classes take place every Saturday morning from 9 am - 12 pm (noon).

School Address

St. Matthias Elementary School
4910 N. Claremont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625