Age 3 through 6th Grade

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Community School 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.

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 General 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.

(Note: Half-day Nursery students are not eligible for financial aid.)