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Tuition and Financial Aid

As an independent, non-profit school, Academy High relies on tuition and donations to carry out its mission and vision. Our tuition rate is determined each year by our Board of Directors. Every tuition dollar supports students through the purchase of curriculum materials and supplies, paying our excellent faculty members' salaries, as well as covering operations costs for our facility. We also understand that tuition can pose a barrier to families seeking an independent school education for their student.

 

Financial aid is essential in ensuring that qualified students from all backgrounds and experiences can access the educational opportunities provided by Academy High. By offering merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid, Academy High fosters a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.

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$1,950

The Lowest Cost of Attendance For Families With Financial Need

40%

Less Expensive Than National Average For Independent Day Schools

$12,399

The Average Cost of Attendance Per Student

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Tuition and Fees

2023-2024

Maximum Tuition

$16,990

Technology & Supply Fee

$675

Maximum Total Cost

$17,665

Merit-Based Scholarships

All students are eligible to be considered for merit-based scholarships, which can be awarded to early applicants, incoming 9th grade students, and transfer students alike. The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis, contingent upon the student's academic performance and ongoing commitment to community involvement and leadership. There is no separate application for merit-based scholarships. Award decisions are made based on the quality of a student's application essay, letters of recommendation, and grade reports. Through those materials we are looking for:

  • Active involvement in extracurricular activities, such as clubs, sports, or community service.

  • A demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

  • Indicators for strong academic performance.

All Incoming Students Are Eligible for Merit-Based
Scholarships!

Details of this year's scholarship program are being finalized by the Academy High Board of Directors Finance Committee. It is expected that this year’s scholarships will reduce the cost of tuition by 25% to 50%. These scholarships will be offered to current 7th and 8th grade applicants, as well as mid-year transfer students and transfer students who want to join us next school year. 

Admissions applications received by December 15th are placed in a priority pool for available merit-based scholarship funding. If there are additional funds remaining after those scholarships are awarded to students in the priority pool, later applicants may be considered as well.

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Need-Based Financial Aid

35%

Of Academy High Families Benefit From Indexed Tuition
In 2023-2024

​​​Academy High is proud to offer Indexed Tuition, a program that adjusts a family's tuition costs based on their ability to pay. Indexed Tuition is determined using information confidentially submitted by families to School and Student Services (SSS), a third party entity managed by the National Association of Independent Schools

 

Applying for Indexed Tuition is optional and the desire to pursue Indexed Tuition is not a factor in the admissions decision process.  Families who choose not to apply will be charged full tuition.


In order to be considered for Indexed Tuition,  please complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take roughly an hour to complete. You will need your most recent tax return before beginning. We recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has compiled to help families with the Indexed Tuition process.
 

Indexed Tuition

When setting a family’s Indexed Tuition, several factors will be considered in addition to income, including family size, the number of children attending tuition-charging schools (including college), medical expenses, and assets and liabilities not reflected in household income. Academy High will communicate your Indexed Tuition level shortly after admissions letters are distributed. 

Be sure to check out this helpful guide to navigating the indexed tuition process and this workbook that explains the documentation you'll need when you apply.

To Apply for Indexed Tuition:

  • Visit the SSS website to create your online account.

  • Begin a PFS for the current academic year. You can log out of the PFS Online at any time and return later to complete it.

    • School's Full Name: Academy High

    • School's SSS Code: 9141

    • Indexed Tuition Program Contact: Jordan Conerty, Head of School

  • After you submit your information, you’ll be brought to a payment screen. The $60 application fee, payable to SSS, is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system.

    • If you wish to seek a waiver for the fee, please contact admissions@academyhigh.org. If you need help navigating the platform, please contact SSS customer service at (800) 344-8328.

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