Tuition & Financial Support

Affording Ancona

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  • Tuition & Fees

    The rates listed below reflect the tuition for the 2024-2025 school year. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.

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  • Tuition Rates

    Grade LevelTuition
    P3 and P4 - Half Day$19,750
    P3 and P4 - Afternoon Option$1,146/afternoon
    P3 and P4 half-day students have the opportunity to extend their day to a full school day (from 12 - 3:00 p.m.) up to 5 days/week. Days must be chosen on contract in advance.
    School Day P3 and P4; Kindergarten$25,480
    1st-4th Grade$25,480
    5th-6th Grade$26,572
    7th-8th Grade$28,080
  • After School: From Dismissal - 5:45pm

    5 Days$4,810
    4 Days$3,848
    3 Days$2,866
    2 Days$1,923
    1 Day$969
  • School Fees

    Enrollment Fee (new students only)$2,000
    Ancona Extra Days$75
    Tech Fee (5th-8th grades)$500

Affording an Ancona Education

The Ancona School is proud of its historic commitment to educating an economically, culturally, and racially diverse population of children; tuition assistance plays an important role in that commitment. Ancona offers tuition assistance as a way to fill the gap between the cost of tuition and what a family, broadly defined, can reasonably be expected to pay. New families who qualify for tuition assistance should expect to receive no more than 50% of the cost of tuition in assistance.

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to facilitate the tuition assistance process. The first step in applying for tuition assistance at Ancona is to complete SSS's Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). Please click here to access the PFS and begin your tuition assistance application for the 2024-25 school year.

We use the information from the PFS as a starting point, but also consider our school policy, practices, and available budget when making tuition assistance decisions. Though the Tuition Assistance application process is the same for all students, some deadlines may differ for returning Ancona students and new Ancona students.

Returning Ancona Students: Any student who is returning to Ancona for the 2023-2024 school year, regardless of previous Tuition Assistance status.

New Ancona Students: A student that is new to the Ancona School, including siblings of current students.

PFS Completion Policy: We require the PFS, including all required tax documents, from each of a child's parents. Divorced, separated or never married parents must each complete the PFS. Simply stating that one parent cannot or will not contribute to tuition will disqualify your application. If the whereabouts of the second parent are unknown, you must submit a notarized statement from a qualified 3rd party (attorney, clergyman, mental health professional, etc.) verifying the circumstances.

Tuition Assistance Dates

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  • Application Opens

    October 1 of each year

    Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open. Click here to apply!
  • Application Closes

    January 15 of each year
  • Award Letters Emailed (Current Families)

  • Award Letters Emailed (New Families)


Enrollment Contract Dates

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  • Current Family Re-Enrollment Contract Publish

  • Current Family Re-Enrollment Contract DUE

  • New Family Enrollment Contract Publish

  • New Family Enrollment Contract DUE

    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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