Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Financial Assistance
Washington, DC Campus

Our educational objectives are ambitious - and they should be. Families will invest substantially with us over 15 years to prepare their children for the future. Our responsibility is to deliver, and our goal will be to exceed even our own expectations.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, we welcome applications for Pre-K 3 through grade 11.

Merit Scholarships
Whittle School & Studios has three prestigious merit scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are available to incoming and newly enrolling students. Please note financial need is not a prerequisite.

Need-Based Financial Aid
Whittle School & Studios has a strong commitment to offer financial assistance to families across a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We believe that students learn best in an environment with peers from a variety of economic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. As every family cannot afford the investment of a Whittle education, the School makes financial assistance available to help close the gap between tuition and a family's ability to pay, as determines by needs methodology used by the School and Student Services (SSS).

SSS Financial Aid Application Deadlines:

  • November 22, 2019 for Early Decision applicants
  • January 24, 2020 for Regular Decision applicants

We strongly encourage parents to read more about our Financial Assistance Guidelines and Process.

A Whittle School & Studios education is a long-term investment in a child’s future as a global citizen. Tuitions for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

Day Program:
      Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten - $42,470
      Grades 1 through 11 - $49,606

Boarding Program:
Grades 8 through 11
      Five-Day Boarding – $70,902
      Seven-Day Boarding – $75,043

New Student Registration Fee
New students also pay a one-time registration fee of $2,000 in addition to stated tuition. 

Additional Annual Fees

Day Program:
Additional mandatory fees include lunch and program fees. Program fees cover instructional materials, X-Day travel, and technology services. The cost is $2,000 and $2,700 respectively for Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten and grades 1 through 12.

Boarding Program:
Boarding students pay an additional program fee of $1,500. All meals are included in the cost of boarding tuition.

A distinguishing characteristic of a Whittle School & Studios education is the absence of expected donations more typical at other independent schools.