Orchard School Fee Schedule: 2012-2013 School Year
Fees include tuition, daily lunch, books and activity fees for the entire school year.
|Two-Day Preschool (8:10 am - 1:00 pm)||$5,013|
|Two-Day Preschool (8:10 am - 3:30 pm)||$6,188|
|Three-Day Preschool (8:10 am - 1:00 pm)||$7,519|
|Three-Day Preschool (8:10 am - 3:30 pm)||$9,283|
|Five-Day Preschool (8:10 am - 1:00 pm)||$12,532|
|Five-Day Preschool (8:10 am -3:30 pm)||$15,471|
|Five-Day Prekindergarten (8:10 am -1:00 pm)||$12,532|
|Five-Day Prekindergarten (8:10 am -3:30 pm)||$15,471|
|First Grade ||$15,471|
|Second Grade ||$15,471|
|Third Grade ||$15,471|
*Includes approximate costs of Middle School class trips in order to better serve our families as they budget for the year.
Applicants are selected without regard to their ability to pay tuition. Every effort is made to provide financial assistance where needed.
New families who wish to apply for financial assistance should complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) Application online by February 15, 2013. Starting November 1, 2012 go to sss.nais.org/go/parents to apply. A family can request a printed PFS by calling the Admissions Office (317-713-5753).
The deadline to apply for financial assistance, for new families, is February 15, 2013. You are encouraged to apply early. With a finite financial assistance budget, we are not able to guarantee late requests.
Tuition Management Systems (TMS) is partnering with The Orchard School to offer choices for financing your Orchard Education. Click here to visit the TMS Web site and learn more about affordable payment options.
Affording an Orchard School Education
In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents of school-age children in public school said they would enroll their child in private school if they could afford to do so. However, most families never investigate the options of a private school education due to concerns regarding cost. The information provided here may help you discover that an Orchard education is within your financial reach.
An independent private school education is expensive. Orchard’s independence from local, state and federal governments provides unparalleled opportunities to develop challenging, innovative and creative educational programs. That independence, however, makes Orchard completely dependent on tuition revenue and other revenue sources (endowment interest, annual giving) to support our faculty and the broad range of programs we offer. In fact, the total cost of an Orchard Education is $20,719, on average, $5,843 more than the tuition price that we charge. The other revenue sources help to subsidize all students, including those who do not receive financial aid.
The Orchard School is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to students from all backgrounds. We recognize that an Orchard education is a major investment and one that can be a challenge for many families. While we expect families or extended families to take primary responsibility for the cost of their child(ren)’s education, Orchard remains firmly committed to helping families afford this educational choice. For the 2012-2013 school year, Orchard awarded more than $1,750,000 in financial assistance to 30 percent of our student body.