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 welcome applications for Preschool (PS), Pre-K (PK), Kindergarten (K) and Grades 1 through 10.

Merit Scholarships

Eligible students will be considered for our prestigious merit scholarship programs for our most talented applicants. Please note financial need is not a prerequisite.

The Founding Whittle Scholars Program

The Inaugural DC Scholarship Program

The DC Embassy Scholars Program

More information on our merit scholarship programs can be found here:

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.

Need-based financial aid applications are due 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.

To find out more about the financial assistance application process, please click on the helpful information below.

Financial Assistance Guiding Principles

How to Apply for Financial Assistance


A Whittle School & Studios education is a long-term investment in a child’s future as a global citizen.


For applicants to Grade 8 through Grade 12, we also offer 5-day and 7-day boarding options. Please visit our Boarding website for more information about our residential program and boarding tuition and fees.

Below, you will find tuition figures for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Additional mandatory fees include the Lunch and Program Fees (covering the instructional materials, X-Day travel, and technology services) of $2,000 and $2,700 respectively for Preschool - Kindergarten and Grades 1 - 12.

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