A Friends Academy education is an investment in your child’s lifelong success and well-being. Tuition pays for the caring teachers, small class sizes, and comfortable facilities that help make Friends a special place.

2023-24 Tuition & Fees

Early Childhood – five mornings per week
(8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday)
Early Childhood – optional afternoons
(12:00 – 3:00 p.m., available Monday-Friday)
$1,350 per year
for each day of the week you choose
Kindergarten $24,400
Grades 1-5 $28,100
Grades 6-8 $31,000
Sally Borden Program $41,100
Bridge Program $35,800

Tuition includes books, field trips, and athletics.

A non-refundable deposit is required with each student’s enrollment contract. This deposit is applied to the student’s annual tuition fee.

Additional Fees

Tuition Insurance: 1.6% of annual tuition fee. Required for all new families unless tuition is paid in full when the family signs their enrollment contract. Learn more about the Tuition Refund Plan.

After-School Program:

(end of school day – 5:30 p.m., five days per week)

  • Registration fee: $50
  • $16 per afternoon ($20 per Friday afternoon)

Middle School Apple Laptop: $1,140
All students entering grades 6, 7, or 8 are required to purchase from Friends Academy a new Apple laptop computer and its carrying case. The student will own both when they graduate. This cost can be paid outright or in payments divided over the number of years a student is in middle school.

Financial Assistance

Friends Academy offers flexible payment plans and limited need-based tuition assistance to help make your child’s education a fit for your family. We do not want you to be deterred from applying based on cost alone.

Flexible Payment Plans

You can pay tuition over 1, 2, 10, or 12 months, depending on what works best for your family’s finances. Friends uses Blackbaud Tuition Management to administer these interest-free payment plans.

Need-Based Tuition Assistance

If your family truly can’t afford to invest in the full cost of a Friends education, we encourage you to apply for need-based financial aid. Approximately half of our students receive tuition assistance of some kind to make their education possible.

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. There is no preset income level that qualifies a family for need-based aid.

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

Friends Academy uses Clarity to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information they share, including assets, income, expenses, debts, and tax documentation.

All families (new and returning) who wish to be considered for need-based tuition assistance must complete an online application through Clarity.

Financial assistance applications for new families will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Complete your financial aid application when you apply for admission. You will be notified about tuition assistance at the time of your admission decision.

Returning families typically receive a similar level of financial assistance each year as long as their financial situation doesn’t change significantly.

Complete your financial aid application by February 1. Tuition assistance notifications are sent out with re-enrollment contracts.

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