Tuition, Aid, & Affordability

We recognize an independent school education is a significant investment in your child’s future and we strive to make STS accessible to any student that is prepared to meet the standards of our challenging program.

St. Thomas School tuition is designed to be “all-inclusive” so you know up front the true cost of attending school here. There are no mandatory fees in addition to tuition. You will not be charged for computers, textbooks, or yearbook. Nor will you be billed throughout the year for field trips, overnight trips, lunch (see STS Dining Program), or sports registration.

A robust financial aid program supports St. Thomas School’s strong commitment to sustain an extraordinary learning community composed of talented students from a wide range of backgrounds. Last year, STS provided over $700,000 in need-based financial aid. We strongly encourage interested parents to seek information and apply for financial aid. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions you may have.

FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

1. Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) from School & Student Services (SSS).

2. SSS requires a $41 Nonrefundable Application Fee. St. Thomas School has a limited number of Application Fee waivers. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you require assistance.

3. Notify the Financial Aid Office at St. Thomas School as soon as you have completed the PFS online.

4. All tax documents need to be uploaded to SSS. Upload a copy of your 2017 Income Tax return and W-2’s through SSS.

5. Requests for financial aid will not be considered until all required forms are submitted. The deadline for consideration is February 8, 2018.

 

FINANCIAL AID FACTS & FAQ

We recognize an independent school education is a significant investment in your child’s future and we strive to make STS accessible to any student that is prepared to meet the standards of our challenging program.

St. Thomas School tuition is designed to be “all-inclusive” so you know up front the true cost of attending school here. There are no mandatory fees in addition to tuition. You will not be charged for computers, textbooks, or yearbook. Nor will you be billed throughout the year for field trips, overnight trips, lunch (see STS Dining Program), or sports registration.

A robust financial aid program supports St. Thomas School’s strong commitment to sustain an extraordinary learning community composed of talented students from a wide range of backgrounds. Last year, STS provided over $700,000 in need-based financial aid. We strongly encourage interested parents to seek information and apply for financial aid. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions you may have.

FAST FACTS

Enrollment: 330
Grants Awarded: 52
Students Receiving Grants: 16%
Average Grant Amount: $16,558
Total Amount Awarded: $862,570

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I will qualify?
St. Thomas School provides financial aid on a need basis. To fairly determine eligibility, each family must submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Services (SSS). SSS is a confidential service offered by the National Association of Independent Schools and is used by many K-12 schools to help assess a family’s ability to pay tuition. St. Thomas School uses this information as well as the information provided on the Supplemental Application Form to determine financial aid grants.

What is School and Student Services (SSS)?
SSS is a confidential service offered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is used by many K-12 schools nationwide to help assess a family’s ability to pay tuition.

When can I expect a decision regarding financial aid?
Continuing STS students will receive notification of financial aid grants in late February. New students can expect to be notified of financial aid grants with their admissions notification on March 16, 2018.

What if I am divorced or separated?
In the case of divorce or separation, each parent must complete the PFS and provide substantiating financial documentation. If for any reason this is not possible, the parent responsible for signing the enrollment contract should contact the Financial Aid Office in advance of any and all deadlines.

What are the deadlines for applying for aid?
To be included in the initial round of financial aid processing, the deadline for submitting your application and all required forms is February 8, 2018. Applications may be submitted following the deadline. However, our financial aid budget is fixed, so the sooner you apply, the better.

What impact does Financial Aid have on the Admissions process?
Applying for financial aid in no way influences decisions for admission.

2017-18 TUITION

2-Day Preschool:$8,780
3-Day Preschool:$11,330
5-Day Preschool
& PreKindergarten:
$15,800
Kindergarten:$27,530
Grades 1-4:$28,190
Grades 5-8:$28,860

ALL-INCLUSIVE TUITION

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