Admissions

Tuition and Financial Aid

The value of a Country School education should be measured not solely in dollars and cents, but in the quality of the faculty who work with our children and the curriculum they facilitate. Small classes with individual attention, an appropriate level of challenge, and a nurturing environment are key elements of our value. The day-to-day learning experience imparts the requisite skills and information and generates a great deal of pleasure and excitement for learning. Students discover personal and community values and the satisfaction of contributing to a worthwhile endeavor.

Tuition

2022 - 2023 TUITION
  • Pre-Kindergarten: $10,830
  • Kindergarten: $16,715
  • Grades 1-8: $19,385
Tuition is all-inclusive. Families may use After-School Care on an as-needed basis at an additional cost, and may purchase uniforms from our Cougar Shop or via Lands' End. 
 

Payment Options

Three payment plans are offered to accommodate the needs of Country School families. Every family makes a non-refundable deposit with the enrollment contract; the remainder of the tuition may then be paid in one of three ways:

  • One-Payment Plan: A 10% deposit is due with the enrollment contract. The balance is paid in one payment on or before August 1. Tuition Refund Insurance is optional.
  • Two-Payment Plan: A 10% deposit is due with the enrollment contract. The balance is paid in two equal installments, which are due on August 1 and February 1. Tuition Refund Insurance (1.75% of tuition, less any financial aid) is required.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: A 10% deposit is due with the enrollment contract. The balance of tuition is paid on a 10-month payment schedule from August 1 through May 1. Tuition Refund Insurance (1.75% of tuition, less any financial aid) is required. One-time administrative fee of $150. 
This document details what is covered in the tuition refund insurance plan.


Financial Aid

The Country School believes in forging a partnership with parents in the education of their children. Families who enroll their children represent a broad spectrum of professions and incomes, and our varied payment plans help bring the benefits of a Country School education to many. In order to bring talent and diversity to the student body, financial aid is also offered to those who demonstrate need.

All financial aid is awarded on the basis of need and the availability of financial aid funds. Thirty to forty percent of our families receive some financial aid each year. Financial aid awards are continued in subsequent years, so long as there remains a demonstrable need and funds are available. Families reapply each year in order to continue to receive financial aid.

The process of applying for financial aid is completely confidential and is the same for a new applicant or for a re-enrolling student. 

Please note that the maximum financial aid award for Pre-K is $2,500.

The deadline to apply for financial aid at The Country School for the 2022-2023 school year is March 15, 2022 for returning families.

Financial aid applications for new families can be considered on a rolling basis.

This document details the steps a family must take in order to apply for aid. Should you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid FAQ

List of 5 items.

  • How do I apply for financial assistance?

    The Country School employs the NAIS School and Student Services needs analysis to estimate a family's potential contribution.
  • How do separated or divorced parents apply for financial assistance?

    The Country School expects both parents to contribute to tuition. In the case of divorce or separation, the School requires both parents to complete the SSS Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and submit all tax returns and supporting documentation.
  • Is financial aid a component of the admission decision?

    The Country School abides by a need-blind admissions process and does not consider financial need in the assessment of the applicant’s candidacy for admission.
  • Will I qualify for financial assistance?

    Qualifying for financial aid is completely needs-based. The Country School's financial aid budget does not always allow for the admittance and funding of all qualified applicants. If an applicant qualified for an award but sufficient funds are not available, the applicant may be put on a wait list, should funds become available.
  • Will my financial information be kept confidential?

    The Country School keeps all financial aid information confidential and does not in any way identify recipients of financial aid. Likewise, families are advised that disclosing an award is against School policy.
“I just want to thank all the teachers for giving [our children] such a great foundation, enriching them in such a caring environment, [and] instilling values that make them want to give back.”

-A parent
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