We believe in every child having the opportunity to access the individualized and comprehensive education offered at Friends School. Our Personalized Affordable Tuition (PAT) plan is designed for families in every socioeconomic situation and ensures that each tuition is affordable for each family. Our new Personalized Affordable Tuition plan uses online FAST applications to generate a guideline for tuition that is specific to each family, never to exceed the maximum published rate. This integrated system will ensure that Friends School is open to all families and that each student will benefit from increased diversity in the classroom.
Families have a choice to either agree to pay the published tuition rate, or to apply for PAT by completing a FAST application, including the financial overview, by their contract due date. In order to achieve broad socioeconomic diversity in each grade, there is a limited number of places available for each tuition rate. All families will receive their Personalized Affordable Tuition rate and contract within two weeks of submitting their FAST application. Should you decide not to submit a FAST application, your tuition will be the maximum published rate.
Tuition Rates & Other Fees
Friends School’s Community Board determines tuition in December of each year and publishes it to families in early January.
A nonrefundable deposit is paid at the time an initial enrollment contract is signed and each year during continuous enrollment in January.
Cost for AfterCare, Enrichment classes and lunch are not included in tuition.
Friends School participates in the Dewar Tuition Refund Plan. Tuition insurance is utilized by over 1,000 independent schools nationwide and is a way of protecting the school and our community in the event of a student withdrawal. Please see our insurance vendor’s FAQ pages and additional information for full details.
2023-2024 Tuition Rates
Friends School utilizes a continuous enrollment model. This simplifies the re-enrollment process for families and means that you will only need to complete the enrollment process once for the entire time your child attends Friends School. Your child will be automatically re-enrolled each year, unless you notify the school during the annual continuous enrollment window in January each year.
Founders Scholarship Fund
Friends School is currently accepting applications for 6th grade fully supported by the Founders Scholarship Fund for historically underserved populations.
The Founders Scholarship Fund was created to provide full scholarships and further Friends School’s goal for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.
Friends School offers a limited number of scholarships. Eligibility is based on a comprehensive review of admission materials at the time of application including application for Friends School’s Personalized Affordable Tuition. Native, African American, Latinx and Asian students are particularly encouraged to apply, however a particular race or ethnicity is not required to be eligible for the award.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the Friends School application process and indicate that they are interested in applying for the Founders Fund Scholarship as part of their Personalized Affordable Tuition application. For more information about Founders Fund Scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.