I don't see how it's such a big deal. My instructor doesn't give out pricing over the phone and he's the only blackbelt in the city, the only other academy is run by a recently promoted purple belt and he charges nearly the same amount. I pay $150/month, no wrestling, no judo, nothing else. If he would have told me that over the phone, I would have never shown up. After the first class and especially since I put some time in (well...close to 2 years now) I feel anything less would be an insult to my coach. I didn't think I could afford it and I was hesitant signing on to a 6 month contract, but it's easy to make payments with a few minor sacrifices. The instructors make the school, price couldn't be less relevant IMO. Trust me when I say that too, it sounds like you have 4 good schools to choose from, there's no way that 1 school is going to price themselves out of the market. There's usually a going rate per area/in general.