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.
Orchard 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 $1,500 to $15,500 for the 2023-2024 school year. The average Flexible Tuition amount for families receiving a discount is $10,735. 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 for families qualifying for Flexible Tuition is up to $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.
If you have any questions about flexible tuition, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
. HOW TO APPLY FOR FLEXIBLE TUITION
Orchard is proud to use the Clarity Application
to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.
Please note: An offer of admission to Orchard must have been made before flexible tuition is considered. TIMETABLE:
The deadline for new families to apply for flexible tuition is January 31st
After January 31st, flexible tuition will given if funds are still available
Flexible tuition decisions for first round offers will be sent out on March 1
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)
Orchard offers merit scholarships in 4th - 8th grade for new students. Reach out to email@example.com
for more information.
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