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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Early childhood is a period of profound opportunities to advance children’s skills in reasoning, language acquisition, and problem solving. A high-quality early childhood education is the best investment in your child.

2023-24 School Year

Unlike many other schools, tuition includes books, school supplies, field trips, snacks and lunch.
Half-Day Nursery                              $15,934
Nursery - Senior Kindergarten       $23,500                               
First - Sixth Grades                           $24,400                              

Affording Community

Tuition is payable in two installments, minus the enrollment deposit. The first installment is due May 15. The second installment is due December 15. As an alternative to these tuition due dates, a monthly payment plan can be arranged through the Business Office.

Financial Aid Information

We allocate nearly $1 million each year in student aid, with awards ranging in amount based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds. 

There is no question that an independent school education is costly, and we realize that many families are concerned about meeting these expenses. Community understands that the primary financial responsibility for a student’s education rests with his or her family, and the school naturally assumes that families will do what they can to pay school costs, including maximizing parents’ earnings, adjusting spending priorities, and managing assets. To make a Community School education affordable for families of academically qualified student whose ability to pay school costs is limited, financial aid is available.

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on a family’s demonstrated need and all financial aid is given in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid. Families from a wide range of income levels have qualified for assistance based on individual family circumstances.

An application for aid will not influence an application for admission. All information regarding a family’s application for financial aid is confidential. Decisions regarding amounts of financial assistance are determined by the Financial Aid Committee after the Admissions Committee determines eligibility for admission.

Ready to Apply?

When completing the admission application, check the appropriate box to indicate that you are requesting financial aid. In order to determine the financial need of a family, Community uses the School & Student Services program for financial aid, and requires financial documentation such as federal tax returns to be submitted. More information on specific requirements are provided below. If a student is offered a place at Community, his/her family will receive information about any financial assistance they are eligible for with the letter of acceptance.

Community School uses the School & Student Services program to process financial aid applications. Please click here to begin filling out a financial aid application. Our school code is: 2548 (Please note that half-day Nursery students are not eligible for financial aid.)

Dates to Know

Application Deadline    
  Friday, January 26, 2024   

Financial Aid Deadline    
  Thursday, February 1, 2024   

Notification of Admission & Financial Aid Decisions 
  Friday, March 8, 2024

Enrollment Contracts/Deposits Due
  Friday, March 29, 2024

Applications received after January 26, 2024 are reviewed on a rolling basis, space permitting.