Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is $10,185 for the first student in a family, $8,657 for the second, and $6,111 for each additional student. Tuition assistance is available to families who qualify.
Students may enroll at any time during the school year, or over the summer. Students and parents must be willing to commit to the school for a full school year regardless of when they enroll. Students often need time to adjust to a new environment and different expectations. In order to create a stable community at the school and a successful experience for each student, it is important to commit to trusting the process of self-initiated learning and the work of community building. While we urge full year tuition payments for those who can, newly enrolling families may choose to make quarterly payments through an intermediary billing organization, interest free. The down payment (40% of a full year’s tuition) is the first payment, and is due upon enrollment. A late fee of $20 will be charged for any late payments. If payment is not made within two weeks of the due date, the student will not be allowed to continue to attend until payment has been brought up to date. Emergency requests for exemptions may be brought before Bookkeeping Committee.
The School Assembly—composed of students and parents enrolled at least two months, staff, and elected public members—sets tuition rates, financial aid programs, and tuition payment schedules at the Spring Assembly Meeting. All of the above policies are subject to change by the School Meeting or Assembly.