Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees 2018-06-11T15:57:39+00:00

Below is a listing of the tuition rates for the 2018 / 2019 School Year. Please click on the program links to find out more about each program. Also, please make sure to check out the Tuition FAQ’s below for important information.

Tuition Fees for Students Attending Five Days per Week

We highly recommend that children attend our five day programs. There are significant advantages to the five-day schedule. Please see the FAQs below to learn about the benefits of attending five days.

Five-Day Program Hours Tuition
Half Day Infant
(6 weeks to 12 months)
8:25 to 12:00pm $7,800
Full Day Infant
(6 weeks to 12 months)
8:25am to 4:30pm $12,600
Half Day Toddler Ones
(1 year to 2 years)
8:25am to 12:00pm $7,800
Full Day Toddler Ones
(1 year to 2 years)
8:25am to 4:30pm $12,100
Half Day Toddler Twos
(2 years to 3 years)
8:25am to 12:00pm $7,500
Full Day Toddler Twos
(2 years to 3 years)
8:25am to 4:30pm $11,100
Half Day Children’s House
(3 years to 6 years)
8:25am to 12:00pm $6,500
Extended Day Children’s House
(5 years to 6 years)
8:25am to 3:00pm $8,900
Older Sibling Children’s House
(5 years to 6 years)
8:25am to 3:30pm $9,300
Full Day Children’s House
(3 years to 6 years)
8:25am to 4:30pm $10,100
Lower Elementary
(6 years to 9 years)
8:25am to 3:30pm $10,000
Upper Elementary
(9 years to 12 years)
8:25am to 3:30pm $10,300
Adolescent Program
(12 years to 15 years)
8:25am to 3:30pm $10,500


Tuition Fees for Students Attending Fewer than Five Days

We also offer abbreviated programs for children unable to attend five days. Program times for the following schedules are the same as our five-day program times.

Infant Program

Two Days Three Days Four Days
Half Days
Full Days

Toddler Ones Program

Two Days Three Days Four Days
Half Days
Full Days

Toddler Twos Program

Two Days Three Days Four Days
Half Days
Full Days

Children’s House Program

Two Days Three Days Four Days
Half Day
Extended Day
Older Sibling
Full Day

Important Notes about Partial-Week Schedules

To achieve the maximum benefit from our part-time programs and to assist our classrooms in normalizing optimally, our part-time options are scheduled on consecutive days.

  • Two-Day Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Three-Day Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays
  • Four-Day Schedule: Flexible Days subject to availability.


Before and After-School Child Care Rates

We offer before and after-school child care at an hourly rate. Parents of children over 24 months also have the option to select an Annual Plan, entitling them to use as much of the time included in the plan as needed at a discounted rate. Our after-school times are based on the program in which your child is enrolled.

Before and After-School Hours

  • Early Drop-Off for all students runs between 7:30 and 8:15.
  • Children’s House Half Day runs between 12pm and 6pm.
  • Children’s House Extended Day runs between 3pm and 6pm.
  • Children’s House Sibling Schedule runs between 3:30pm and 6pm.
  • Lower and Upper Elementary runs between 3:30pm and 6pm.
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Children’s House runs between 4:30pm and 6pm.

Hourly Rates

Under 24 months old: $12 per hour

Over 24 months old: $9 per hour

Annual Plans Pricing
  • Before-School Program (7:30 – 8:15)
  • After-School Program (4:30 – 6:00)
  • Elementary Club Rate (3:30 – 4:30)
  • Elementary & MAP After-School (3:30 – 6:00)

Additional Information

  • All new families are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $200.00 upon enrollment.
    • Please note that the total amounts reflected in the above table represent payment for all regular tuition, snack fees (for Infant, Toddler, and Children’s House programs), enhancement classes, and supply fees during the traditional school year (180 school days). The fees do not cover our summer school, after-school clubs, or field trips.
      • If your child is of kindergarten age, you must first request administrative approval before enrolling your child in fewer than 5 days.
        • Due to space constraints, please note that it is not typically possible to modify schedules after the beginning of the school year.

        Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition

        What is included in the tuition fees?
        Your tuition fees include the following:

        • Program fee
        • All specialty classes (based on program) including Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Chess /li>
        • Snacks during the day for our infants, toddler, and children’s house programs
        • Basic supplies and materials
        • Access to all resources in the Parent Portal
        • Parent-Teacher consultations
        • Montessori Parent Education

        What is not included?

        • Field trip costs
        • Special events, including fundraisers
        • Lunch
        What are the advantages of the five-day program?
        There are many advantages for children in our children’s house program to attend five days. Often parents sign their children up for fewer than five days with the hopes of extending this schedule later in the year. Unfortunately, space fills up very quickly, which prevents children from acquiring desirable schedules after the beginning of the school year. We strongly encourage parents to enroll their child in a five day program at the beginning of a school year.

        Benefits of a five-day program include:

        • Children are able to assimilate into the classroom much easier without significant gaps in their attendance.
        • Five-day attendance substantially minimizes separation anxiety.
        • Students in five-day schedules demonstrate quicker progress in their development of academic, social, and independence skills than those attending fewer days per week.
        • Ages three to six are critical ages to enhance many skills needed for success in elementary school and beyond. Higher attendance maximizes the potential for children to solidly develop these skills.
        • By attending five days, children won’t miss special classes, visitors, social events, and other opportunities.
        • Children who attend all week are able to benefit fully from the individualized nature of our programs. When children attend five days, it facilitates teachers to track their development quicker than if they attend periodically. Once a student is presented with a lesson, the teacher relies on the following days to closely monitor the students’ ability to master the material. If there is a significant gap in attendance, this often resets the process as too much time has lapsed between the lesson and practice.
        Are there any additional fees?
        The New School does not charge an acceptance fee or other annual fee in addition to the tuition. We make every effort to minimize tuition and child care costs for our families. By doing so, we also increase accessibility for enrollment into the school, enabling a more diverse population.

        As with most private schools, funds raised from tuition fees cover salaries and basic operational expenses. However, building improvements and enhancement programs and initiatives are not always covered by the basic tuition. Consequently, additional fundraisers are held throughout the year to support these additional areas. Volunteer assistance, fundraisers, and donations are a critical component to keeping our tuition costs down while at the same time maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence.

        What is the volunteer requirement?
        The volunteer requirement is a commitment parents make to support the school and their child’s classroom. Parents can fulfill this requirement by assisting with school activities on site or by assisting from home.

        For a list of current volunteer needs, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. The number of volunteer hours is dependent on how many children you have enrolled in the school. If you are unable to fulfill this obligation, a $10.00 charge for each hour of incomplete volunteer time will be added to your last tuition statement for the academic year.

        • For one child enrolled in the school, a total of 10 hours of volunteer time will be required.
        • For two children enrolled in the school, a total of 15 hours of volunteer time will be required.
        • For three children enrolled in the school, a total of 20 hours of volunteer time will be required.
        • For four children enrolled in the school, a total of 25 hours of volunteer time will be required.
        Does the school offer payment plans?
        Yes! For families enrolling at the beginning of the year, you may choose either a ten or twelve month payment plan. Payments for a ten month plan begin in July and end in April. For a twelve month plan, payments begin in May and end in April.

        If you begin during the course of the school year, arrangements will be made based on your date of entry. In certain circumstances, we may also be able to accommodate an alternate payment plan to assist families in need.

        Does the school offer tuition assistance?
        Yes. The New School offers tuition assistance to families in need. We strive to provide the opportunity for enrollment in our school to as many families as possible.

        We utilize an organization called FAST to provide us with scholarship recommendations based on the financial needs of the families applying. Please visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

        Is there a sibling discount?
        Yes, the school offers a modest discount for families with multiple children enrolling in the school. Families with two children will receive a $100 discount off the annual tuition for each of their children, and families with three children will receive a $200 discount off the annual tuition for each of their children.
        Does the school accept credit cards?
        As a convenience for our parents, the school now accepts both credit cards and PayPal! However, please note that in order to maintain this service and keep our tuition costs low, the school must pass along the fees associated with these services to the parents using them.

        Please visit our Pay Online page for more information. Also, please make sure to read about the associated fees before using this service.

        Can I enroll after the start of the school year?
        The New School accepts applications throughout the year based on availability. If you are admitted during the year, we will prorate the tuition fees based on your start date.

        The New School Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or ethnic or national origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions and hiring policies, or any other rights, privileges, or other school-related activities made available to the students and families at the school.
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