Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

Our goal is to provide the finest elementary school education for all students. Tuitions are set annually with every effort made to keep our program affordable. 

Contracts for newly accepted families in grades K-8 are mailed in March and subsequent applications are considered on a space-available basis. New preschool families will receive their contracts on a rolling basis as they complete the application and screening process. 

Half of the tuition is to be paid by June 15th and the other half by December 1st. Please note that the 10% enrollment deposit will be deducted from the December 1st payment. 

An activity fee is charged annually to cover the cost of field trips, special grade level projects, and the Parents’ Association fee which covers parent events. This fee is added to the December billing. Optional after-school program fees are billed each session. Lunch, books, art and lab supplies are included in the tuition. 

Public school districts are obligated to provide bus service for families living within 15 miles of Dutchess Day School. The application deadline is April 1st. Families living outside the 15-mile limit may also be able to obtain public school bus service if there are other families in the district already being bused. 

Our busing districts include: Arlington, Dover, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pine Plains, Rhinebeck, and Webutuck.

2021-2022 Tuition

Half-Day Preschool

$12,400

Full-Day Preschool

$18,000

K – 4th

$24,400

5th – 8th

$28,100

Payment Plans

All admission contracts require a 10% non-refundable deposit. On this contract, you may choose from the following three payment options:

Option A: Paid in full by June 15th
Option B: First payment June 15th, second payment December 15th
Option C: FACTS monthly payment plan

For parents who are interested in an alternate payment plan for tuition, Dutchess Day School offers the FACTS/Tuition payment plan. This plan features low interest rates and one-step application, allowing parents to spread payments out over a ten month period beginning in May. The FACTS/Tuition payment plan may be used alone or in conjunction with a Tuition Assistance award to cover tuition expenses.

Financial Aid

Dutchess Day School seeks to enroll academically qualified students regardless of family circumstances. The school offers financial aid based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. A complete financial aid application includes the Parents’ Financial Statement and federal tax information. All decisions concerning financial aid are made by the school’s Financial Aid Committee, which holds information in the strictest confidence. Requests for tuition assistance are evaluated annually and must be applied for every year. Applications are due in early January and financial aid awards are made with the enrollment contract.

Financial aid is available through the School and Student Services (SSS). Applications are available in the Admissions Office and can also be found online at http://www.solutionsbysss.org/