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.
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 Preschool through 8th
grade and allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate, which ranges from $6,577 to $19,170 for the 2020-2021 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.Financing Options
Orchard offers 3 payment options to our families for tuition payment. Families may choose one of the following options:
1 pay option (1.5% discount -Due August 20th)
2 pay option (Due August 20th and December 20th)
12 pay option (Monthly payments beginning July 20th)
Flexible Tuition and How to Apply
1. The deadline for a prospective student is January 31st
2. Complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) at School and Student
3. Services (SSS by NAIS). Orchard’s SSS code is 5571. Click here to apply
4. Upload the required supporting documents to your account at SSS by NAIS
5. Families are required to complete the PFS application each year to be considered for flexible tuition.