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 2019-2020 academic year, we look forward to welcoming applications for Pre-School (PS), Pre-Kindergarten (PK), Kindergarten (K) and Grades 1 through 10. We are pleased to receive applications for admission beginning February, 2018.

We believe that our social responsibility should befit our significant reach around the globe. Honoring this value, Whittle School & Studios is committing 7.5% of our revenue for financial assistance, scholarship and other initiatives.

Information regarding the Founding Whittle Scholarship Program can be found here. All applications received before November 15, 2018 will be automatically considered for this prestigious recognition.


A Whittle School & Studios is a long-term investment in child’s future as a global citizen. Its value is priceless. We are committed to attracting the very best students from across the Washington, DC metro area and the world.

Below, you will find equivalent tuition figures for 2018-2019.


For Grade 8 through Grade 12, we also offer 5-day and 7-day boarding options.

Tuition & Boarding 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

Information regarding our comprehensive student service fee will become available as the 2019-2020 academic year approaches. Items covered under this fee include technology, textbooks, and dining.

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

Financial Aid

Whittle School & Studios has a strong commitment to offer financial aid to families across a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Family income is not a consideration for admission. We believe that students learn best in an environment with peers from a variety of economic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.

Need-based financial aid applications are due by November 15, 2018 for Early Decision applicants and by February 15, 2019 for Regular Decision applicants. The School and Student Services (SSS) financial aid service will be used to process our financial aid applications.

Payment Plan

To meet families’ personal needs, we offer payment schedule that allows for various payment options.

Plan A: Full Payment by June 1, 2019

Families may pay in full by June 1, 2019. These families may opt in to the Tuition Refund Plan, though they are not required to do so.

Plan B: Semiannual Payment

Under Plan B, families may pay the balance in three installments according to the following schedule:

Deposit: $5,000, due July 14, 2018

First payment: 60% of Balance, due June 1, 2019

Second Payment: Remaining Balance, due December 1, 2019

Plan C: Monthly Payment

Under Plan C, families pay the balance in ten separate payments over the ten months of the academic year in 2019-2020. The first monthly payment will be due May 1, 2019.

Tuition Refund Plan & Deferred Payment Fee: For Plans B & C, we require that families participate in the Tuition Refund plan. The Tuition Refund Plan provides coverage in the event of the student’s absence, withdrawal, or dismissal according to the terms of the policy. The premium is TBD x net tuition. The cost of this plan is included in the deferred payment fee of 5% that is assessed for all semiannual and monthly payment plans. This fee is assessed against the balance remaining after June 1, 2019.