The Orchard School Tuition Assistance
At The Orchard School, we believe that the best way to prepare students for the real world is to have a student body that mirrors the diversity of the world around them. We strive to achieve a community that is representative of all ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and other types of diversity.
The Orchard School is committed to making an exceptional Progressive education
accessible to students from all backgrounds. To help achieve this goal, Orchard offers a reduction in tuition to best-fit students whose families qualify. This tuition reduction plan is called "Flexible Tuition."
We recognize that many families who might not expect to be eligible for “financial aid” still qualify. Orchard’s Flexible Tuition Program is available to full-time students in Multiage Preschool through 8th
grade and allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate, which ranges from $6,577 to $19,170 for the 2018-2019 school year. The average Flexible Tuition amount for families receiving a discount is $10,915. We encourage families who would like to be considered for Flexible Tuition to submit an application
Last year, Orchard awarded nearly $2 million to 30% of the student body through the Flexible Tuition budget. The average income of a family receiving tuition reduction is $92,000 and the income range for families qualifying for Flexible Tuition is less than $10,000 - $240,000. The qualifying income varies depending on the number of children in a family and other factors.
We encourage families to request further information about Flexible Tuition if they have concerns about their ability to afford our full tuition.