Tuition & Fees

Tuition Schedule 2024-25

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

PreK-3 and PreK-4

Three half days a week (a.m.)$9,415
Five half days a week (a.m.)$12,330
Three full days a week$13,620
Five full days a week$18,550

Kindergarten-Class XII

Full Day Kindergarten$23,760
Classes I – III$24,450
Classes IV – VII$28,010
Classes VIII – XII$31,345

Tuition Payment Plans

Waterford offers two different tuition payment plans. A non-refundable enrollment deposit of 10% of tuition is payable upon acceptance.

  • The One Payment Plan requires that the remaining 90% be paid by July 25th. Enrollment in this Payment Plan will yield a 2% discount of the Annual Tuition Rate.
  • The Monthly Payment Plan requires payment of the 90% paid over eight months with the first payment due June 25th and the final payment due January 25th. There is no interest charged with this plan.

Student Fee

The following bundled Student Fee will be charged annually for books and classroom materials.

Lower School Student Fee

  • $350 per year

Middle School Student Fee

  • $525 per year
  • Athletics $100+ per sport

Upper School Student Fee

  • $675 per year
  • Athletics $100+ per sport

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.

Tuition Refund Insurance

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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