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Tuition and Financial Aid

We are delighted that you are considering Waterford School for your child.  We honor your financial commitment and promise to provide the highest value through Waterford’s depth and breadth of curriculum and the personalized attention provided by extraordinary teachers.  All this requires significant investment -- and the results are impressive:

19 Things to Know About Waterford

Mission-driven education. Waterford School is driven by its own unique mission, vision, values, and approach to teaching and education.

High academic standards. Waterford students graduate with a love of learning and they develop into well-educated, well-rounded, and productive young adults who are prepared for college and equipped to lead happy and purposeful lives.

Transformational teaching and small classes. The faculty at Waterford School combine impressive credentials and passion for their subjects.  The low student-teacher ratios at Waterford allow students to have close and personal connections with teachers and mentors.  Teachers are highly accessible to students and parents.

Education of the whole child. In addition to academics, Waterford will nurture your child’s social and emotional growth.  You can rest assured that the Waterford faculty will know your child well.

Safe & Inclusive. Waterford School is a diverse and vibrant community that welcomes and respects every student and family.  Waterford is a physically and emotionally safe environment.

We are committed to making a Waterford education affordable for our students. To fulfill this commitment, the School maintains a Financial Assistance Program. Need-based financial aid can make Waterford more affordable for families who demonstrate need.

The Waterford School is an independent, non-profit organization. Tuition and fees support approximately 94 percent of the operating expenses. The remaining 6 percent, the gap between tuition and the cost to educate a student, is contributed by parents, alumni, and friends of Waterford through the Annual Fund. Contributions to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible.

Tuition for each academic year is set by the Board of Trustees.

Tuition Schedule 2017-18

PreK-3 and PreK-4

Three half days a week (a.m. or p.m.) $6,800
Five half days a week (a.m. or p.m.) $8,900
Three full days a week $9,850
Five full days a week $13,400

Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten (8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) $17,125

Classes I – XII

Classes I – III $17,625
Classes IV – VII $20,210
Classes VIII – XII $22,625