Affording All Saints'

Indexed Tuition

An All Saints’ Episcopal Day School education is an investment in your child's future. All Saints’ recognizes that paying for an independent school education can be a challenge for families. It is our goal that economic standing should not be a determining factor in admission to All Saints’. The Board of Trustees is committed to creating a school community that is truly inclusive, diverse, and accessible to a wide range of families. To help ensure that we fully embrace this pledge, All Saints’ Episcopal Day School has adopted an Indexed Tuition model.

What is Indexed Tuition?

The Indexed Tuition model sets each student’s tuition based on its family’s unique circumstances and financial resources. In adopting this approach each family pays tuition in an equitable manner commensurate with their available resources.

Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition, thereby supporting the community to the extent family circumstances permit. There are All Saints’ families who can afford tuition at the full cost of $19,150, families who manage to pay tuition at the highest level only by making substantial sacrifice, those who are able to afford only minimal tuition, and those across the spectrum in between.

To be considered for Indexed Tuition, each family must complete an application process on an annual basis. A Parents’ Financial Statement must be submitted to School and Student Service (SSS) by National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS), as well as supporting documentation, including income statements and tax returns.  If a child’s parents are separated or divorced, All Saints’ expects both parents to participate in the Indexed Tuition process.   It is the responsibility of the separated or divorced parents to coordinate the submission of the Parents Financial Statement for each household.  If either parent has remarried the School will also consider the income and assets of the stepparent, always keeping in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her own children.

The School encourages families to request information about Indexed Tuition if they have concerns about their ability to afford the full cost of an All Saints’ education.  While every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition, the School does not expect that all families are able to afford the top of the tuition range.

Please contact Dan Waage if you have any questions about Indexed Tuition.


Top Tuition for 2018-2019:

  • Pre-Kindergarten - $15,300
  • Kindergarten through Eighth Grade - $19,150


Tuition at All Saints' Episcopal Day School includes all textbooks; all school supplies in Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade); and partial school supplies in Middle School (Fifth through Eighth Grade).

Depending on the number of children in tuition charging schools, per student tuition obligation will likely fall within the ranges shown above. Tuitions at the lower end of the ranges typically represent families with multiple children in tuition charging schools, or having unique financial circumstances.



FAQ

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Who can apply for Indexed Tuition?

    A. Any family can apply for the Indexed Tuition program. Depending on the family’s financial circumstances, its tuition may be set below the maximum tuition.
  • Q:
    How do I know if I qualify for Indexed Tuition?

    All Saints’ Episcopal Day School subscribes to the School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS and uses information received from the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) as a starting point for determining a family’s ability to pay tuition. The family’s federal income tax returns and income statements are used to verify data entered on the PFS. We make a concerted effort to understand each family’s unique circumstances throughout the process. The School expects that a family will be willing to make what could be significant adjustments in the use of discretionary resources when those are available.

    The School believes in first offering Indexed Tuition to returning families who continue to qualify, then to current families not previously receiving Indexed Tuition, and lastly to new families joining the school community.
     
    We strive to make Indexed Tuition decisions that maintain a cultural, gender, religious and economic balance within the School while maintaining adequate tuition revenue to operate it. As such, we are not able to offer Indexed Tuition to every family of a qualified applicant who meets the criteria for reduced tuition.
  • Q:
    How is Indexed Tuition calculated?

    While many families might have similar incomes, they may demonstrate differing abilities to pay based on other financial circumstances. The Indexed Tuition committee reviews each application individually with consideration of a family’s complete financial picture.
  • Q: What if I have multiple children at different tuition charging schools?

    The School takes into consideration all educational expenses in determining what a family is expected to pay. In cases where one child attends a tuition charging school that does not offer Indexed Tuition, or financial aid, this may impact their Indexed Tuition.
  • Q: Will applying for Indexed Tuition affect my child's chances of being admitted?

    No.  The application process for admission and Indexed Tuition run concurrently but separately.  We will inform you separately as to whether your child is admissible, and if you qualify for an adjusted tuition amount.  Because we strive to balance Indexed Tuition over a range of income levels, grades, and other factors, we may not be able to offer a place to every student who qualifies for both admission and Indexed Tuition.