Primrose Schools Tuition Cost Explained

Short Answer: Tuition at Primrose Schools varies depending on your location, your desired program, and your child’s age. On average, you can expect to pay between $280 and $380 per week for infant care, $250 to $350 for toddler care, and $150 to $350 or more per week for preschool. Find out more about Primrose Schools’ tuition rates and other relevant costs below.

Primrose Schools Tuition Cost

Primrose Schools is a national preschool franchise, but since each school is independently owned and operated, tuition rates can vary widely by location. Primrose Schools does not disclose its tuition rates online[1] — you need to schedule a tour at a school in your area to find its exact rates.

We reached out to Primrose School locations in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Virginia and researched online reports from parents to get a better sense of the typical tuition rates for Primrose School programs.

Most Primrose Schools offer full-day infant, toddler, early preschool, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs five days per week. Some locations also provide full-day kindergarten. Depending on your location, you may be able to find half-day programs or alternative schedules. Tuition prices will be prorated accordingly. Of the locations we contacted, all offered alternative schedules (one to four days per week), about half offered half-day programs, and most offered kindergarten.

Typical full-time tuition ranges at Primrose Schools are as follows:

Program/Child Age Tuition Range (Weekly)
Infant $280 to $380
Toddler $250 to $350
Early Preschool $250 to $300
Preschool $150 to $350
Pre-Kindergarten $200 to $265
Kindergarten $230 to $270

Most schools accept personal checks and credit cards as payment methods, and you may also be able to pay tuition online. Some of the locations we contacted offer a multi-child discount, but you will need to contact your intended school to find out if it offers this.

If you’re considering other preschool or child care options, you may want to check out our research on the tuition rates at La Petite Academy, Goddard School, and Bright Horizons.

Additional Programs

Primrose Schools advertises “balanced learning” programs, and its curriculum focuses on social and physical development, academics, creativity, and more.[2] In addition to its full-time and part-time schooling, Primrose Schools offers a few other programs for an additional cost.

Before/After School Care

If you need to drop off your child before typical school hours or pick them up late, all of the Primrose Schools locations we contacted offer before and/or after school care programs.[3] Prices range from about $60 to $100 per week (on top of tuition), depending on the days/times you require. These additional care programs are available for children up to 12 years of age.[3]

Go & Grow Part-Time Program

Some Primrose Schools offer a part-time program for three- and four-year-olds called Go & Grow. The program focuses on social-emotional intelligence, music, and critical thinking.[4] Exact pricing for this program varies by location and your desired schedule.

Summer Camps

Some Primrose locations hold summer camps for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.[5] These full-day camps reportedly cost about $200 to $300 per week, with no additional charges for meals or activities.

Additional Costs

Some Primrose Schools locations charge registration fees, but this varies by school since each is an independently-owned franchise.

Additionally, Primrose students are required to wear uniforms, which parents must purchase. Uniform pieces include shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, sweaters, and accessories. Most pieces range from about $15 to $40 each,[6] which can mean a total of a few hundred dollars for several outfit options.

Most Primrose schools have an on-site chef, and meals/snacks are provided to students at no additional charge.[7]