Tuition for each academic year is set by the Board of Trustees.
Waterford offers two different tuition payment plans. A non-refundable enrollment deposit of 10% of tuition is payable upon acceptance.
The following bundled Student Fee will be charged annually for books and classroom materials.
The Student Fee is billed annually in October. Other miscellaneous costs and individualized courses vary (AP courses, athletic teams, dining hall purchases, extracurricular activities, trips, extended day care, etc.) and are billed on a monthly basis. Billing statements are mailed on the fifth day of each month.
The school does not grant refunds for late entrance, absence, withdrawal or dismissal. The obligation of the parent to pay tuition and fees for the entire school year is unconditional. To assist parents in meeting this obligation, we offer the Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance, which is required under the Monthly Payment Plan. It is optional under the One Payment Plan. The cost of this insurance is 1.20% of the 2024-25 annual tuition.
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 financial need.
of students enrolled at Waterford School receive financial assistance.
The Waterford School is an independent, non-profit organization. Tuition and fees support approximately 95 percent of the operating expenses. The remaining 5 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.
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