Affording TNS

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

The New School's Financial Assistance program is designed to make TNS education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. We are proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. 
The New School offers financial assistance for students entering Kindergarten through grade twelve.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Note: If you intend to apply for Financial Assistance after February 16, 2024, please email the financial assistance committee at to obtain the access code.
Tuition at The New School includes more than just your student's education.

In addition to the best possible instruction from our high-quality faculty, tuition includes:
Please review our 2024-2025 Schedule of Charges.

The need for financial assistance should never discourage a family from applying to The New School.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as we may require you to upload additional tax documentation including Business Partnerships and Business S-Corps, if applicable. The deadline for completing the financial aid application, including relevant supplemental documents, is Friday, February 16th 2024.

Clarity Support

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752.

Clarity Resources

The New School Policies and Reports

List of 2 items.

  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    The New School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin in the admission of students, in hiring, or in the administration of its educational program.

    The New School’s mission to provide a well-rounded experience implies a “whole child approach” to education. We believe that learning happens best when we honor the whole person. We support every person's right to define, express, and live comfortably within their own evolving identity. We are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that recognizes the worth of each individual. By embracing diversity, we are a stronger community. 
  • Immunization Compliance Report

    In accordance with Arkansas House Bill 1786, Act 676, The New School provides the following information regarding students with immunization exemptions and current immunizations.

    Immunization Compliance Report as of October 28, 2019

    K-12 students with exemptions5.86%15
    K-12 students with proof of being fully immunized94.14%241
    K-12 students who failed to provide proof of exemption or immunization0.00%0
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