BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When you hear the term private school, it’s easy to leap to the conclusion that means a very expensive education.
The Greenmount School in Baltimore is keeping its costs down by asking the parents to pitch in and help.READ MORE: Spirit Airlines Cancels Thousands Of Flights For Fourth Day In A Row
Kyle Kranz is a parent at The Greenmount School.
“I’m helping out with carpool today,” he said. “When you join the school, you’re obligated to do 40 hours of community time.”
For a student to attend The Greenmount School, parents must volunteer. This volunteering by parents is called Co-Op.
“It also saves the school tremendous amounts of money,” Co-Op Chair Kelley Glutd said. “$120,000 a year of our budget is saved from Co-Op.”READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Brandon Scott & Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa To Provide COVID-19 Update Thursday
The parent labor allows teachers to attend professional development classes and it keeps tuition low.
The Greenmount School recently received a gift to help attract more families from their own neighborhood in Remington.
“A good friend of our school, Mr. Randy Keifer, his family foundation has gifted our school a gift of $150,000.”
Keifer used to own City Chevrolet in Remington. Although it’s gone, his scholarship money for Remington kids now continues to help the neighborhood.MORE NEWS: 'It's A Blessing. It Tells Me To Keep Going' College Bound Baltimore City High Graduates Awarded New Laptops
“It’s a great way to be a part of the school and be a part of what’s going on,” a parent told WJZ.