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Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition
Pre-K Three year-olds (Pre-K3, 8:00 – 11:20 AM) $15,105
Pre-K Three year-olds (Pre-K3, full day) $16,770
Pre-K Four year-olds (Pre-K4, full day) $16,770
Kindergarten $20,330
First Grade and Second Grade $22,255
Third Grade and Fourth Grade $23,010
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades $24,180

 

Families of registered, full-year students are liable for the full year’s tuition unless they notify the Head of School in writing BEFORE JUNE 1, 2017 that they wish to withdraw the student. The Re-Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Families of registered, full-year students are required to purchase Tuition Refund Insurance unless they choose Plan A.

Tuition Includes:  Art & Music, Science, Library, Computer fees; Standardized Group Testing (if applicable, not including SSAT); Transportation Fees (Field trips, Athletic events) and Smart Tuition enrollment. Also includes all the texts, workbooks, consumables, supplies and other materials that will be used by the student during the current  year. 

Additional Fees
 
Application Fee (initial application) - All Grades $100
Deposit (Plan A and Plan B credited in July; Plan C credited in August) $1,500
Parents’ Auxiliary Membership Fee – one membership per family $50
One time enrollment fee $500
Optional Charges
 
Milk, Annual charge $95
Lunches, per day *This is an average and is a rate negotiated with the lunch provider $6
 
After School Program (ASP) Pre-K through Grade Four only
 
Trimester Charge, payable in advance:
 
4 days per week $700
3 days per week $600
2 days per week $475
1 day per week $350
Drop-in charge, per day $35
 
** Depending on which offering selected there may be an additional materials charge.
 
 
TUITION ASSISTANCE
 

Gulf Stream School endeavors to make available need-based financial aid to qualified students applying for Grades 1-8. Financial aid allows deserving students an opportunity for an independent school education while enabling the School to attract families and students with varied backgrounds and interests.

 

Gulf Stream School subscribes to the principles and services of School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Parents applying for financial aid must complete the confidential statement of need known as the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Once the PFS is received and reviewed by SSS, Gulf Stream receives a report which includes a recommendation for a financial aid award. Families must also provide the School with signed copies of their most recent IRS Form 1040, including all schedules, and supporting data with W-2s. New applicants who wish to apply for financial aid must fulfill all admission requirements no later than April 1st. This includes initial campus tour, student application, visiting day interview, testing, transcripts, and recommendations. The new applicant financial aid deadline is firm and cannot be extended. 

 

The Board of Trustees allocates a percentage of annual tuition revenue plus the amount determined yearly from the Endowment Spending Rule to fund the Financial Aid budget. 

 

Financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions and in no way affect a candidate's chances for admission. Every effort is made to ensure the fair, equitable, and proper distribution of financial aid to families demonstrating need. 

 

The Board of Trustees funds additional expenses of financial aid students (books, fees, and field trips) through the Helping Children Grow Fund and through requests made by the Head of School. Should additional financial aid funds be required to meet demonstrated need beyond the budgeted amount, the Head of School will request such funds from the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. 

 

Please note that all financial aid requests, including financial information and award amounts, are strictly confidential. Families are expected to keep the amount of their awards confidential as well.