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Tuition

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is listed below. Tuition can be paid in one lump sum at the beginning of the academic year, or can be paid in 10 equal monthly payments, July through May, with no payment in February (re-enrollment month). The first tuition payment is due July 15, 2020.

Grade                                                       Annual Tuition
Jr Kindergarten ("The Shire" 3 day)    $4,200*
Kindergarten (4 day)                             $8,850
1st-8th Grades                                       $10,600
Activity Fees (in addition to annual tuition and due in August)
Kindergarten – $200;   1st-5th Grade – $300;   6th–8th Grades – $600

*Tuition assistance not available for Junior Kindergarten

A non-refundable application fee of $100 each for the first two students, $25 for each additional student applying is due with the completed application. A deposit of one month's tuition is due at time of enrollment.

All books, materials, and school supplies are provided by Lorien Wood at no additional charge.

Lorien Wood has a robust Variable Tuition Program
to which we encourage families to apply.

Details on our Variable Tuition Program are below. We desire to talk personally with you about any questions you have about tuition and our academic program at Lorien Wood.

Variable Tuition Program

Lorien Wood is committed to helping families who need financial assistance in order to make a Lorien Wood education feasible. We have dedicated a significant portion of our tuition income toward the variable tuition program. We encourage all families who have significant concern about their ability to pay full tuition to apply for variable tuition.

All families are asked to contribute some portion of their children’s tuition, based on their ability to pay and their other monthly obligations. A variable tuition assistance application must be submitted by February 1, 2020 or with a student's application or re-enrollment form. Variable tuition is awarded on the basis of financial need. Allocation of variable tuition money is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees and the Variable Tuition Committee. All variable tuition applications are confidential.

Our tuition and Variable Tuition Program is guided by our Distinctive on “Tuition Based Financial Policy.” This distinctive holds the belief that the primary source of financial support for the school will be tuition payments to limit the distractions of fundraising, that is right to ask each family to contribute financially through tuition to their child's education, and that we support board participation in Lorien Wood through an active variable tuition program based on relative financial status.

To standardize the evaluation across families a repeatable formula is used when considering the portfolio of applications. Depending on the data from each family and the availability of funds the committee may award the full amount requested by the family, a lesser amount, or no amount. In each case we seek to be equitable and generous to the extent we are able. Because the award is related to both the number of students enrolled and the number of applications received, it is not possible to estimate awards in advance of receiving an acceptance decision to Lorien Wood. Because the vast majority of Variable Tuition decisions are made by mid-winter, we strongly urge returning and new families to submit their Variable Tuition application as soon as possible and no later than February 1, 2020.

If you are interested in applying for variable tuition, all applicants are processed through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Service.

Please visit the FACTS website to apply online (click here)

You will be notified via email of the Variable Tuition decision after admission decisions are made. For inquiries about our Variable Tuition Program, email tuitionassistance@lorienwood.org.