Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Financial Assistance

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. 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
  • February 7, 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. Below you will find tuition figures for the 2019-2020 school year. Tuitions for the 2020-2021 school year will be set in January 2020.

Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten - $42,050
Grades 1 through 12 - $49,115

For applicants entering grades 8 through 12, we offer five and seven-day boarding options. Please visit our Boarding website for more information about our residential program and boarding tuition and fees.

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

Additional Annual Fees
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.

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