Finally, after a year of being through with the school, they came back at us with some unfair, and previously agreed upon financial issues. They wanted money. We ended up fighting with them all summer over it, and finally went in with our piggy banks and paid them so they wouldn't send us to collections. At the very least, if you do make the decision to put your child here, make sure you get every agreement in writing. Do not trust them, because they will come after your heart, and then your pocket book.
Sadly, in my opinion, this private school is really all about money. Along with high tuition, parents are constantly being asked for more and more throughout the year. They make you sign a tuition contract that they enforce even if circumstances change.
If you were to get transferred mid year, you would still owe your full tuition. If your child was diagnosed with cancer (as ours was) and you removed a sibling from the school - you would still be required to pay the full years tuition. My son's teacher -who we adored, was fired abruptly at the end of 2nd grade. (The main reason we enrolled at OSS was for our child to have the same teacher). We were assured the new teacher was going to be wonderful - not so. We decided to give her a try and were so amazed at how cold, mean, unapproachable and negative she was.
Just one week into the school year, our daughters (6 yrs old) cancer had returned and it eventually took her life 5 months later. During this time, our son had the worst experience at OSS. The teacher was the most callous person imagineable regarding our family and what we were going through. We did remove our son half way through the school year and the school is suing us for the remainder of the tuition contract. Our sons self esteem was shattered and it has taken countless hours of therapy and a wonderful new school to erase some of the things his teacher said to him. She made him feel stupid, inadequate, nervous and unteachable.
Don't be misled by all the "talk" about nurturing children - this is a business and they are all about the tuition.