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Tuition & Financial Aid

Carey's tuition and extended care costs are comparable to those of other independent schools on the Peninsula. We also offer a robust financial aid program that aims to bring a Carey education within reach for families from a variety of economic backgrounds.

Annual tuition (2016-2017)

  • Pre-kindergarten: $19,720
  • Kindergarten – fifth grade: $26,530

Extended care

  • Morning only (7:30 - 8:00 a.m.): $850/year
  • Early afternoon only (1:00 - 3:30 p.m.): $4,200/year
  • Afternoon only (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.): $4,200/year
  • Drop-in: $11/hour

About our Financial Aid Program

Our commitment to inclusion

The Carey School believes in developing and sustaining a socioeconomically diverse student body. This commitment to inclusion is an essential part of Carey’s mission.

We award more than $500,000 annually in financial assistance, which is allocated to current and newly admitted students on the basis of demonstrated need. This is determined by factors such as income, family size, assets, and liabilities.

The financial aid committee makes every effort to maintain a student's financial aid award throughout his or her entire career at Carey, when there is no significant change in a family’s financial situation. Families do need to reapply for financial aid annually, submit all forms as requested, and meet the stated deadlines.

All admission decisions are made without consideration of a family’s financial circumstances. After the admission committee makes its decision, a separate financial aid committee reviews the completed financial aid applications for both current and newly admitted students.

Our tool

To ensure objective analysis of parent financial information and provide a standardized calculation to determine financial need, The Carey School uses the services of the National Association of Independent Schools' School and Student Services (SSS).

Our process

Complete the financial aid application process through the SSS website. It includes three parts:

  1. The Carey School Financial Aid Application. Please download the blank form and upload a signed copy.

  2. Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Fill in the requested information about family size, total income, savings, investments, debts, medical and dental expenses, any unusual expenses, and other assets, such as home equity. (SSS analyzes the information on the PFS to estimate your family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses.)

  3. The most recent two years' (2015 and 2016) W-2s, 1099s, and IRS Form(s) 1040 or 1040A. 

The SSS Customer Service Center is available – at (800) 344-8329 and [email protected] – to assist parents with completing their PFS and submitting documents . Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

For divorced, separated, or never-married parents: Each parent is required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) for his/her household and submit the required tax documents (W-2s and/or 1099s and IRS Form 4506).

NOTE: October 24 is the first day families can begin applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year via the SSS website.
 

Our deadlines

Applying for financial aid for returning students:

  • January 9, 2017: Deadline for submitting all financial aid application information via SSS (except 2016 tax documents)
  • February 6, 2017: Financial aid decision letters emailed
  • February 27, 2017: Deadline for submitting 2016 W-2s, 1099s, and IRS Form 1040 or 1040A

Applying for financial aid for prospective students:

  • January 27, 2017: Deadline for submitting all financial aid application information via SSS (except 2016 tax documents)
  • February 27, 2017: Deadline for submitting 2016 W-2s, 1099s, and IRS Form 1040 or 1040A
  • March 16, 2017: Admission and financial aid decision letters emailed