The actual cost of educating each child is more than $18,000 per year, which will continue to rise. Simply increasing tuition will eventually make Community unaffordable for most families. We strive for a community of learners who are diverse in many ways, including socioeconomically. It is actually cheaper for families to meet this cost of education by giving a tax-deductible gift rather than paying more in tuition. For example: assume tuition is $16,000 a year. A family donates $2,000 to Annual Giving, and receives an $800 tax deduction. Their net Annual Giving is now $1,200. Community School has received $18,000 total, but at a cost of only $17,200 to the family.