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Thank you for considering St. David’s School for your child’s educational experience. Investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. Members of our Admissions Office are available to answer questions you have and help you consider the best financial options for your family.

2017-18 Tuition Schedule

Pre-Kindergarten
- half day (8 AM-12 PM)$9,500
- full day (8 AM-3 PM)$11,000
Kindergarten
- half day (8 AM-12 PM)$13,800
- full day (8 AM-3PM)$14,800
Grades 1-6$18,600
Grades 7-12$21,200

Inclusions:

The comprehensive tuition includes the complete cost of attendance, including tuition, food service, and applicable technology services, as well as selected social activities, and one yearbook. It does not include books and supplies. Tuition also applies to grade-level trips (as appropriate), but due to increased costs of travel, a surcharge may be applied.

Additional Fees

New Family Fee

A $2000 New Family Fee applies to all families new to St. David's and must be paid in addition to the Enrollment Deposit. The New Family Fee is not to be confused with the Enrollment Deposit, which is a non-refundable deposit applied toward the total annual tuition. The New Family Fee is a one-time, non-refundable charge, with a family cap of $2000, regardless of number of children enrolled in the school. The New Family Fee is due at the time of Enrollment. The New Family Fee is waived for families who have children enrolling in either Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.

Textbooks

Students in grades 5 through 12 are asked to purchase a minimal number of consumable textbooks or workbooks, as appropriate for their specific grade level. Information regarding specific textbook requirements is made available in August.

iPads & Other Technology

Lower School students are provided access to Apple iPads, Apple MacBook Pro laptops and education-specific applications in the classroom as a part of the Lower School STEAM enrichment program and throughout the curriculum. Additionally, Lower School classrooms are equipped with 70-inch interactive displays. Middle School students in grades 5-7 are required to own an iPad. As 8th grade students prepare for the transition to Upper School, they may choose one of the following: an iPad or a laptop running Mac or Windows operating system. Upper School students in grades 9-12 are required to have one of the following: an iPad or a laptop running Mac or Windows operating system.

All students have access to a robust technology environment, including iMac labs in both libraries that have dual-operating systems (Windows and Mac), wireless infrastructure and print services. Additionally, all students have access to up to five licenses/downloads of Microsoft Office at no cost, through the School’s agreement with Microsoft. All Middle and Upper School students are provided with a school email address, a 30 GB cloud-storage account, print services, and licensed software required by the school. In addition, a limited quantity of Windows-based laptops and MacBook Pro laptops are available for students to check out from the Main Library for single-day use while on campus.

Required Tuition Insurance Policy

All students, with the exception of those whose tuition is paid in full by September 1 for the following school year, are required to enroll in the A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Plan. The mandatory annual fee is 1.6% of total tuition and will be included as a separate charge payable with the first tuition payment. For more information, please review the AWG Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Plan.

Other Optional Charges and Fees

Additional fees apply for participation in the following programs:

Tuition Assistance

The purpose of St. David’s School’s Tuition Assistance program is to enroll qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend, thus maximizing the strength of the student body. All Tuition Assistance awards are made on the basis of a family’s demonstrated financial need, and are reserved for families who have no alternative to requesting assistance.

All families requesting tuition assistance must apply online and submit the required paperwork, including a copy of their most recent Federal Tax Return and W-2, to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) at http://www.mytads.com/. The St. David’s School Tuition Assistance Committee reviews the information submitted and calculates the demonstrated need, following the guidelines of TADS and the St. David's School Tuition Assistance Policy.

St. David’s School, by using TADS procedures, agrees to certain principles:

  • Tuition Assistance awards will be made without regard to race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.
  • Tuition Assistance will be determined on the basis of the need of the family.
  • The Tuition Assistance process is completely confidential.
  • The parents of each applicant must submit the financial statement required by TADS each year.

Tuition Assistance Requirements

The following items are required of all tuition assistance applicants to determine financial need:

  • Completion and submission of the St. David's School Tuition Assistance Application and all supporting documentation to TADS
  • Copy of your most recent 1040 Federal Tax Returns with original signatures
  • Business/Farm Statement and Corporate Tax Return/Schedule C/Schedule F (as needed)
  • Copy of W-2 Forms
  • Copy of most recent pay stub

If you have further questions, please refer to the St. David’s School Tuition Assistance Policy in its entirety, or you may contact the Admissions Office.

Education Loans

St. David’s School offers an educational loan opportunity called Your Tuition Solution through Springstone Financial LLC. Your Tuition Solution™ offers low fixed-rate, extended payment options for private school education. As specialists in the education market, they are committed to providing families and schools the best possible rates, terms, and customer service. Through this partnership, Your Tuition Solution offers payment alternatives that can assist your family in making a high-quality private school education a reality. For more details about these offerings, visit their website , or call 800-920-9777