Financing a Meridian Education

At Meridian, we believe that an excellent education thrives in an increasingly diverse and inclusive school community. For this reason, we are committed to offering an accessible educational program for mission-appropriate students, regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. 

 

The Meridian School maintains a philosophy that requires active participation of a student’s entire family in funding this educational opportunity. However, we understand that investing in your child’s educational foundation requires a significant financial commitment. In order to make our program more accessible, Meridian grants awards to students based upon demonstrated need. Currently, our tuition assistance program supports 26% of our student body, and the average, annual tuition for an award recipient is $13,300.

To learn more about financing a Meridian education, please refer to the information included below.

Tuition, Fees & Other Expenses

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $22,263 (K-2) and $22,463 (3-5). The difference in tuition cost reflects the increased cost of field trips for the upper grades. Tuition for the 2018-2019 year will be announced by The Meridian School’s Board of Trustees in early February 2018.

Fees and expenses not covered by the cost of tuition include:

  • Extended Day fees. There are two enrollment options; full-time=$3,600/year and part-time=$25/day. Visit the Extended Day page for more details. Tuition assistance recipients are eligible for fee assistance if enrolled in Extended Day full-time. When granted, fee assistance for Extended Day will be of an equal percentage to a family’s tuition assistance award.
  • After-school enrichment classes. Fees range from $180-$370/class. Tuition assistance recipients may enroll in two enrichment classes per year at a discounted rate (of an equal percentage to their family’s tuition assistance award).
  • Tickets to The Meridian School Auction, Fall Festival and intermediate drama productions.
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