No student should be deterred from applying to Friends Academy based on finances alone. Financial assistance is designed to establish the best student body and enhance the educational experience of all our students. Through need-based financial aid and a monthly payment plan, we strive to make a Friends Academy education affordable for qualified applicants.
Tuition & Fees for the 2019-2020 School Year
Tuition includes books and field trips.
Early Childhood: $13,625
(8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., five days)
For optional Early Childhood afternoons, add $1,250 per day chosen to the annual fee.
Grades 1-5: $26,035
Grades 6-8: $28,800
Sally Borden Program
Application Fee: $50
(end of school day – 5:30 p.m.)
Registration Fee: $50
$10/hour (registered students)
$20/hour (unregistered drop-in students)
(Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4:00 p.m.)
Registration Fee: $50
$11/hour (registered students)
$22/hour (unregistered drop-in students)
Middle School Apple Laptop
Laptop Cost: $1,140
All students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 are required to purchase from Friends Academy a new Apple laptop computer and its carrying case, both of which the student will own when they graduate from the school. The cost of the computer can be paid outright or in payments divided over the number of years a student is in the Middle School.
Monthly Payment Plan
Payment plans, administered through SMART TUITION, are convenient, manageable payment solutions that give you the option to pay your child’s tuition in interest-free monthly installments. To enroll, visit the SMART TUITION website.
Need-Based Tuition Assistance
There is no preset income level that qualifies a family for financial assistance. We encourage families with children entering kindergarten to grade eight to complete the financial assistance process if they feel the full cost of tuition is more than they can afford.
We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial assistance applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps us make fair and objective financial assistance decisions.
How to Apply for Financial Assistance:
Financial assistance applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
By February 1:
Complete your financial assistance application
Apply online at www.sss.nais.org/parents.
Friends Academy’s SSS code is 1058.
You do not have to file your federal tax return before completing a tuition assistance application. Families may estimate their information to meet the February 1 deadline.
By March 1:
Complete your federal tax return
Upload tax documents to your SSS online account.
February and March:
Tuition Assistance Notifications Sent Out