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Tuition and Financial Aid

Investing in Your Child's Future

For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning.

Happy Middle School students

As you will learn through the admissions process, families find great value in the Country Day educational experience and the distinctive way in which we prepare our students for the future. We seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources.

2024-25 Tuition Rates

Grades Cost
Junior Kindergarten $22,190
Kindergarten $23,275
Grades 1–4 $27,530
Grades 5–8 $29,640
Grades 9–12 $30,880

Nancy EhringhausDirector of Admissions and Financial Aid

Central to preparing our students for this world is creating a socioeconomically diverse academic community. Families who feel the full tuition cost is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit or apply to our school. We are here to help you determine the best options for your family with this important educational investment."

Affording Country Day

Below is an overview of expenses to anticipate, the financial aid process, and questions frequently asked. If you have additional questions about the financial aid program, please e-mail the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

We encourage families to apply for financial assistance where needed. Financial aid helps close the gap between the costs of attending and a family's ability to pay, as determined by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Financial aid is awarded annually in the form of grants and are based upon a demonstration of financial need and a student's individual merit. Several payment plans are also available to accommodate family budgeting and planning needs.

Financial Aid Facts

  • About 21% of our student body receives financial aid; 356 students receive $8.6 million in financial assistance.
  • The Financial Aid Committee keeps all financial information confidential.
  • Financial aid is available to students of any race, color, gender, creed, and national or ethnic origin.


Important Dates

Financial aid applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted by February 1 for prospective families and November 1 for current families. Decisions about awards are made in April. Learn more details about the online process to apply for financial aid.