Affording Kent School

Thank you for your interest in Kent School. For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. As you will learn through the admission process, families find great value in the Kent School educational experience.

Kent School is committed to making our tuition as affordable as possible for families who are interested in our school. Over 40% of our current student body qualifies for tuition assistance as determined by the family application submitted to School and Student Services (SSS). Typical tuition ranges in the 2018-2019 academic year were as follows:

Kindergarten through Grade Four: $7,500 - $15,500
Grade Four through Grade Eighth: $8,400 - $16,850

Families applying for admission in Kindergarten through Grade Eight are invited to apply for tuition assistance using our third party platform, School and Student Services (SSS). Kent School uses SSS to process our tuition assistance applications. SSS will ask you to fill out an online Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Based on the financial information you provide on this comprehensive form, SSS reports to schools an estimated amount your family can contribute towards tuition. This estimate helps our tuition assistance committee make a fair and objective tuition assistance decision. Tuition assistance is not available for Little School since the cost of tuition can be considered a federal tax deduction.

The SSS PFS is available at http://sss.nais.org/ after November 1. Returning parents must submit an application for financial aid for each year that their child is enrolled at Kent School.

Kent School offers a variety of payment options including ten month payment plans, seven month payment plans, two payment plans and a single payment plan.

2018-2019 Tuition & Fees:

Kent School’s tuition is inclusive of all fees*, books and school sponsored field trips

Little School 
Three full or four half days: $5,800
Four days: $6,800
Five days: $7,800

Kindergarten through Grade 4: $15,500
Grades 5 through 8: $16,850

*Fees for transportation, inter-scholastic athletics, after-school clubs, extended day care and other optional activities are not included in tuition.