Program and Tuition Information
Pinole, CA — $37,250/year
Pleasanton, CA — $37,250/year
Big Minds Online — $30,950
Homeschool Support Program — $8,400-12,600 (sliding scale)
To ensure equity and access, we offer individualized family tuition rates. Families submit their financial information via TADS online in order to determine a tuition level that is equitable for their family. Families are provided their tuition rate at the time of scheduling a shadow period and subsequently, upon offer of 90 day enrollment.
The typical parent of a Big Minds student understands the need for a radical change in how 2e children are educated. They are collaborative and supportive of Big Minds and know that it takes a team to help a 2e child succeed. Big Minds offers an exceptional amount of social and emotional support, coupled with advanced academics. Our parents appreciate that Big Minds cannot solve every challenge and recognize that collaborative outside services are often needed to support our students.
Big Minds parents trust our process and know that our faculty and staff will help their children through the disintegration and reintegration that are necessary steps to growth and learning. We offer a monthly Parent Support Group for all families as raising 2e children comes with its own unique path. We also provide a monthly Parent Informational night where parents are able to learn more about current research, methodologies, and support for 2e children.
Our enrollment process is purposefully careful and tiered.
Our educational model is innovative and radically different. We want to
give all stakeholders a reasonable opportunity to evaluate their comfort with the model and how it works for the student.
Because the campus is a micro-school, we have limited space available. If space is not currently available, accepted families will be put on a waiting list. If space is available, we offer rolling enrollment.
Our goal is to help students develop positive self-efficacy, self-advocacy, and self-directed learning and growth. Our student-to-teacher ratio is 4:1 in our milieu, and all math and literacy instruction is 1:1. Students create their own schedule and are allowed to pursue their own passions and interests daily, while also being given the opportunity to engage in group classes across all subject areas.
Our school operates Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm Pacific Time. We do not have school on Fridays.
Big Minds is dedicated to diversity in the school environment.
Big Minds is founded based on the need to acknowledge diversity in our schools and works actively to foster diversity, both among our students and among our employees. Big Minds provides equal opportunities to all students and their families without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Big Minds complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in every location in which the company has sites. Big Minds expressly prohibits any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.