Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year:
Lower School, Grades 4-8: $37,300
Upper School, Grades 9-12: $39,800
Sterne School is committed to socioeconomic diversity. We seek to make the cost of attending Sterne affordable for families through tuition reduction. Our Tuition Assistance Program also covers a portion of non-tuition expenses including after school athletics and experiential education programs.
On average, we distribute $1.4 million in tuition assistance dollars annually, and approximately 39% of our students will receive some form of aid. Tuition assistance amounts range from $3,000 to $34,500, with an average award of $19,000.
Process and Timeline
October 2, 2020: SSS Parent Portal opens. Our school code: 148544
Due on or before Thursday, February 11, 2021: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Service (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Sterne School uses SSS to assess a family's ability to pay for their child's education.
The SSS Family Portal is full of helpful resources. Here are links to Frequently Asked Questions and the Family Resource Center.
Due by February 26, 2021: All families must upload their 2020 Federal Tax return to their SSS file. Please include all schedules filed. W-2s and/or 1099s must be uploaded directly to SSS. For families who file for an extension, the Tuition Assistance Committee will make awards contingent upon receipt of these documents. If you need to submit taxes late, please contact the business office.
Requests for Tuition Assistance that are filed after the deadlines will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- What if I cannot afford the application fee for the PFS?
- How is the Required Family Contribution (RFC) calculated?
- If only one parent is working, will the student be considered for tuition assistance? What about divorced or remarried parents?
- Does applying for tuition assistance affect chances for admission?