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 currently receiving applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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 (for students applying to the Middle and Upper School) can be found here. All applicants 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 tuition figures for 2019-2020 school year.


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

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, Pre-K, Kindergarten and students in Grades 1 - 12.

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. 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 December 31, 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.

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