Tuition & Affordability
Truly Great N-8 education today, is a choice that prepares children for tomorrow. An RCDS education is an investment that sets the stage for children to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
As parents, we want to be proactive about ensuring our children have all the opportunities they need to grow, thrive, and develop into capable, conscientious young people who know how to set goals and achieve them. A formative RCDS education provides those opportunities. We are a school community that pays attention to every aspect of your child’s growth, setting the foundation that RCDS graduates utilize and value in high school, college, and beyond.
The investment in independent education is a significant commitment; the benefits are lifelong. If you value an RCDS education but are concerned about affordability, we want to talk to you. Our team can work with you on Affording RCDS (see FAQs below). Please contact Director of Advancement Tracey Wetmore at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“I fully understood the value of an RCDS education with each step my children took toward high school, college and then adulthood. They embraced each transition with confidence and were more prepared than I could have ever imagined. You cannot put a number on that!"Jeff Cruz
Tuition is Inclusive
There are no hidden fees at RCDS; tuition is a comprehensive total. It covers textbooks and most classroom materials, student publications, science lab, art studio supplies, standardized testing, as well as field trips, extracurriculars and athletics. RCDS has a 1:1 Device program in Beginners (Kindergarten) through 8th grade; all devices are issued as part of tuition. Family Style Dining, a balanced hot lunch with additional salad bar options for Beginners (Kindergarten) through 8th grade is also included in tuition.
We Offer Tuition Assistance
RCDS recognizes the value and attendant cost of an independent school education and seeks to attract a diverse and talented student body. To achieve that end, the School strives to make tuition as affordable as possible to a wide range of families and is committed to providing tuition assistance to qualified students.
All students in grades Beginners (Kindergarten) through 8 may apply for tuition assistance. The School contracts with a third-party processing firm, Clarity, to process the applications for need and to assist in determining a family’s ability to pay. All applicants for tuition assistance must complete the online Clarity application. Visit our FAQ section below for more information regarding our Tuition Assistance Policy.
|Early Childhood Center|
|Nursery 1 PM Dismissal||$20,650|
|Nursery Full Day||$24,650|
|Pre-K Full Day||$26,400|
|Beginners (Kindergarten) through Fourth Grade||$32,500|
|Jayne S. Carmody School|
|Jayne S. Carmody School||$18,500|
Current household income range for families receiving tuition assistance