Affording The New School

The Value of an Independent School 

Independent schools are often described as schools that offer an education for the real world. We believe that our graduates are socially well-adjusted and are better prepared to enter the workforce or excel in post-secondary education. Visit the National Association of Independent Schools website for more information on the value of an independent education.

Independent schools are governed by their own boards of trustees. They are financed by tuition payments, charitable contributions and endowment revenue, receiving no government funding. They adhere to rigorous accreditation standards. What does this mean for parents, students and The New School?

  • We have the freedom to develop our own one-of-a-kind curriculum, allowing for enormous variety and creativity in teaching, course content and the ability to tailor and accelerate classes according to the needs of our students.
  • We establish very high standards for faculty based on our educational philosophy – we are not dictated by state guidelines.
  • We are selective. We shape our learning community by choosing students and families who place a high value on an excellent college preparatory education and faculty and administrators who best fit our mission and vision.
  • We make the choice to have small class sizes, focus closely on each individual child’s strengths and challenges and foster meaningful relationships between students and faculty.

We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about the benefits of an education for the real world.

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"They do everything they can to help us get to where we want to be — and beyond. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love it here." — Cammie Parker, Class of 2020

Tuition at The New School

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:

  • Before-School Care from 7:15-8:30 a.m.
  • After-School Care from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack

*For 2019 - 2020, families will pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500. The non-refundable deposit will be deducted from the total tuition due.

Download Schedule of Charges for 2019-2020 Here

The New School offers financial assistance and several tuition assistance policies. The need for financial assistance should never discourage a family from applying to The New School. 

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Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

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Why would you need a Tuition Refund Plan?

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child is forced to withdraw during the academic year.

If your son or daughter withdraws, the Tuition Refund Plan will pay benefits (subject to the terms of the policy and the amount insured) to the school, which provides substantial assistance in meeting your financial obligation.

Every year, thousands of students must withdraw from private schools. The following are examples of reasons why:

  • Family Move
  • Change of Objective
  • Injury or Sickness
  • Death of Parent or Student
  • Disciplinary Dismissal

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) Brochure

If you have any questions about the Tuition Refund Plan, please contact the Admission Office.

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