In order to enable as many children as possible to access our educational programmes, Phorms tuition fees are income-based.
The monthly tuition fee in the school year 2019/20 will be calculated based on the annual gross income of 2017. The tuition fee will be adapted for each school year, i.e. for the school year 2020/21 the annual gross income of 2018 will be used to calculate the tuition fee, for 2021/22 the income of 2019 and so on.
Please consult our admissions team for the exact calculation of the tuition fees for kindergarten, primary school and secondary school.
PHORMS TUITION CALCULATOR - SECONDARY
With the fee calculator you can calculate your individual tuition fee. Please enter the annual gross income of both legal guardians of the calendar year before last in Euro, without any separators or commas (i.e. 60000):
Examples for monthly tuition fees:
|Positive annual gross income||Monthly tuition fee|
|20,000 € or less||115.81 €|
|50,000 €||416.98 €|
|100,000 €||739.55 €|
|150,000 €||918.87 €|
|250,000 € or more||1130.97 €|
Upon the conclusion of a contract, we charge a one-off administration fee of 2.5 times one monthly tuition fee.
We charge a monthly fee of 89.00 euro for food.
At the beginning of the school year, we charge a contribution fee for materials of 50.00 euro.
IB Diploma Programme
If a student participates in the IB Diploma Programme, there is an additional monthly cost of 300 euro in the last two school years (year levels 11 and 12). If a student participates in the IB English Certificate or the IB Theory of Knowledge Certificate, there is an additional monthly cost of 38 euro for each Certificate. There are additional costs for the registration fee for the IB Diploma as well as the assessment fee per subject.
We offer a sibling discount of 15 percent on the monthly tuition fee for all siblings (including the first child) in kindergarten and school. We do not offer a sibling discount in crèche.
The tuition fees for crèche and kindergarten are tax deductible as extraordinary expenses, but only if the child lives in the same household as the parent. In a single-parent family, if the parent is working, or if both parents are working in a two-parent family, two thirds of the child care expenses can be stated as work-related child care costs up to a maximum amount of 4.000 Euros per child and can be deducted as operating costs when determining the gross family income. This does not apply to expenses which are related to extracurricular activities or tuition for special talents, or expenses for sporting and leisure activities.
30% of the school fees for primary and secondary school are tax deductible as extraordinary expenses. This does not include accommodation, day care or food costs for the child. Since 2008, the tax authorities have stipulated that 5,000 Euros is the maximum amount possible for tax reduction for extraordinary expenses. This means that parents cannot deduct more than 5,000 Euros per child (30% of 16,667 Euros) for school fees from their tax liability (§ 10 Paragraph 1 Clause 9 of German Income Tax Act, Special Expenses).
Day care costs (e.g. Phorms morning care and Phorms afternoon programme, but not external clubs) are also tax deductible as work-related child care costs. The child must live in the same household as the parent and must be under 14 years of age. In a single-parent family, if the parent is working, or if both parents are working in a two-parent family, two thirds of the child care expenses can be stated as work-related child care costs up to a maximum amount of 4.000 Euros per child and can be deducted as operating costs when determining the gross family income. This does not apply to expenses which are related to extracurricular activities or tuition for special talents, or expenses for sporting and leisure activities.
Phorms Education does not take any responsibility for the correctness of the information mentioned above. Please ask your tax consultant, should you have questions regarding this matter.