Elementary and Middle School

School calendar Chicago 2019 - 2020

Saturday August 24
First day of school
Saturday August 31
No school: Labor Day
Saturday September 21
Parent meeting + Join-us-in-the-classroom day
Saturday October 12
Cultural activity / Children's book week!
Saturday October 26
No school:Teacher institute day
Saturday November 30
No school: Thanksgiving
Saturday December 7
Sinterklaas in cooperation with The Dutch Club
Saturday December 14
Parent - Teacher conferences
Saturday Dec 28 & Jan 4
No school: winter break
Saturday February 1
Cito testing
Saturday February 8
Cito testing
Saturday February 15
Cito part 2 Werkwoordspelling group 8/ Cito tests make up day
Saturday March 14 NEW DATE!
Parent - Teacher conferences
Saturday March 14
School pictures (tentative)
Saturday, March 28
Saturday, April 4 NEW
Chat with board and director
Saturday May 9
King's Day celebration
Saturday June 6
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.

Tul(i)p School tuition 2019-2020 - Open

Tul(i)p School tuition 2018-2019 - Close

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
$ 1835.00
For the entire school year NOT paid by the employer of parents/guardians
$ 1460.00*
Chicago, installments*
For the entire school year NOT paid by the employer of parents/guardians
$ 1460.00
Term fee minus the deposit
$ 302.50 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 May 30, 2019.

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 15th, 2019.

The annual payment is due on August 15th, 2019. The installment payments are due on: August 15th, 2019, November 15th, 2019, January 15th, 2020 and March 15th, 2020.


Cancellations after August 15th, 2019 but before December 31st, 2019 will receive 50% restitution of the tuition. Cancellations after January 1st, 2020 will not receive restitution of the tuition.

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

Payments can be made by checks, payable to 'TULIP SCHOOL' or through QuickPay with Zell (

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 N. Claremont Ave. Classes take place every Saturday morning from 9 am - 12 O'Clock noon.


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