Admission

Tuition and Affording SES

Tuition

2024-2025 Tuition rates and fee schedules are available below.  

Please note that additional fees such as Lower School Book and Supply fees and Middle and Upper School technology and educational fees are published later (typically in the spring). 
 
The School offers payment plan options of one (1) payment, two (2) payments, and ten (10) payments.  Tuition refund insurance is required for all new families selecting a 2-payment or 10-payment option.  Tuition insurance is optional for all other families.

Tuition rates and fee schedules for the upcoming year are generally made available in January.

List of 10 items.

  • Little Pirates (age 3 by August 1)

    $8,850

    This is a half-day program. Extended Day can be added for an additional cost.
  • Pre-Kindergarten 4 (age 4 by August 1)

    $16,805    

    This is a full-day program.
  • Kindergarten (age 5 by August 1)

  • Grades 1-3

  • Grades 4-5

  • Grades 6-8

  • Grades 9-12

  • Payment Plans

    All student accounts are billed and processed through Blackbaud Tuition Management Company.  Blackbaud Tuition Management charges an annual enrollment fee of $50 or $20 per family, for the 10-payment plan or the 2-payment plan, respectively.

    The amount of the deposit paid with the submission of the enrollment contract and/or the continuous enrollment agreement will be deducted from the total amount due.

    • One Payment Plan: The remaining balance is due in June.
    • Two Payment Plan: The remaining balance will be billed and due in two payments – June and November.  In addition to tuition and the educational fee, the Blackbaud Tuition Management fee of $20 will be billed as well as a $200 SES processing fee per student.*
    • Monthly Payment Plan: The remaining balance will be billed and due over ten payments – June through March. In addition to tuition and the educational fee, the Blackbaud Tuition Management fee of $50 will be billed as well as a $450 SES processing fee per student.*
    *Please note that for families receiving Variable Tuition, the SES processing fee will be adjusted to 1% if selecting the 2-payment plan, or 1.8% if selecting the 10-payment plan.

    The Blackbaud annual enrollment fee, education fee, and tuition insurance fee, if applicable, will be billed in the first month, regardless of the payment plan selected.

    Please note that the number of payments may be adjusted for students enrolling after the first June billing.

    The charges listed are estimates of expected costs. The School reserves the right to adjust these costs as circumstances warrant.
  • Costs Included in Tuition

    All Divisions:
    • Academic Learning Lab and resources for additional academic support
    • Bus transportation
    • Library privileges, including access to databases, subscriptions, e-books, and print books
    • Yearbook (1 per family)
    • ERB and PSAT tests in respective grades
    • Access to full-time wellness professionals including, registered nurse, counselor, and chaplain. 
    • Fine Arts  and Spanish language instruction starting in PK
    • Entry to most home athletic events

    Lower School (Grades PK-5):
    • Local field trips
    • 1:1 device environment with technology and coding instruction starting in PK

    Middle School (Grades 6-8):
    • Local field trips
    • Participation on sports teams with access to a professional physical trainer
    • Extra help from classroom teachers
    • Access to a variety of clubs
    • College and Academic Counseling starting in 8th grade
    • Class t-shirts

    Upper School (Grades 9-12):
    • Student activities during school hours
    • Participation on sports teams with access to a professional physical trainer
    • Extra help from classroom teachers
    • Access to a variety of clubs
    • Personalized College and Academic Counseling for all four years
    • Access to online SAT/ACT prep
  • Costs Not Included in Tuition

    The following items are not included in student tuition:
     
    All Divisions: Meals and food purchased in the cafeteria or Pirate Cove; private tutoring or private music instruction. 
     
    Lower School:  Extended Day or Late Day services; after-school clubs/classes; School and PE uniforms. Book and Supplies fees to be listed on the contract
     
    Grades 6-8:  Books and supplies,  School and PE uniforms; MacBook, occasional fees for extra athletic wear and team meals, discretionary trips (mandatory field trips are included), certain Band fees, and Educational and Technology fees to be listed on the contract.
     
    Grades 9-12: Books and supplies, MacBooks, occasional fees for extra athletic wear and team meals, AP testing, some after-hours school social events, discretionary trips, parking pass, and Educational and Technology fees to be listed on the contract. 
     
    *This list is subject to change and may not be all-inclusive.

Affording Saint Edward’s School

We are Proud to Offer Variable Tuition
 
Saint Edward’s School is committed to making an excellent educational experience accessible to as many families in our community as possible.   The School recognizes that the cost of an independent school education is a major financial commitment and can represent a challenge to some families. For that reason we offer a range of tuition rates through our Variable Tuition Program.    
 
Variable Tuition allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate that is based on each family’s unique financial situation. Our Variable Tuition program is a sliding scale that allows qualifying families to pay a percentage of tuition based on factors including annual household income, assets, mortgage/rent and other debt payments, and the number of people in the household.
 
All families are expected to contribute to the cost of tuition but the Variable Tuition program offers families an opportunity to pay an appropriate tuition level for their unique financial circumstances.

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • What is Variable Tuition?

    The Variable Tuition program is based on a confidential financial assessment to determine a family’s estimated ability to contribute to Saint Edward’s School tuition.  Saint Edward’s School utilizes the nationally standardized system provided by School and Student Services (SSS) to determine a family’s calculated expected contribution.  A small and completely confidential Committee will use the report generated by SSS to determine whether Variable Tuition will be granted, and if so, in what amount. Funds granted by the Tuition Assistance Committee are grants that do not need to be repaid.  
  • When should I apply for Variable Tuition?

    The deadline to complete the application for Variable Tuition is November 1 for returning students and February 15 for new applicants. Returning students will be considered first as long as all deadlines are met. Subsequently, new applicants who have successfully completed the admission process and have been accepted by the Admission Committee will be considered by the Variable Tuition Committee. The admission process is completely separate from the variable tuition process. New families must submit an admission application before applying for variable tuition. Applying for Variable Tuition will not affect a child’s application for admission.
  • How do I apply for Variable Tuition?

    You must submit an application and upload supporting material to the nationally recognized third party administrator, School and Student Services (SSS), which can be done at any time during the application process, preferably concurrent with your admissions application. Please be assured that all information provided to SSS and Saint Edward’s School is kept strictly confidential.
     
    Visit www.solutionsbysss.com/parents
    1. Create an SSS online account or login to your existing account.
    2. Begin an SSS Application for Academic Year 2022-2023 using the code for Saint Edward’s School: 6412
    3. Submit and upload required documentation by February 15
  • Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

    Yes. Priority is given to re-enrolling families. We understand that family circumstances may change.  If all factors remain the same, families can expect that their Variable Tuition rate will be similar to the prior year, while recognizing that factors such as annual tuition increases and changes in grade level tuition rates may impact the amount of each family's contributions. Qualification for and the exact amount of Variable Tuition must be applied for, evaluated and determined annually.
  • Are all admitted students offered Variable Tuition if the family qualifies?

    Please note that an application for Variable Tuition and the subsequent report from School and Student Services (SSS) does not guarantee any specific modification to tuition rates, rather it gives the Committee a guide to use when determining how much, if any, assistance will be offered to a family.   A student may be admitted to the school but placed in a waiting pool for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible but with a fixed budget and guided by enrollment needs and school policies, not all qualified applicants will receive a Variable Tuition rate.
  • How is Variable Tuition calculated?

    School and Student Services (SSS) will perform a detailed analysis of the following items to calculate a family’s expected contribution to tuition.  Some of the factors considered are annual household income, assets, mortgage/rent and other debt payments, and the number of people in the household.  Applicants to Saint Edward’s School must have been accepted in the admissions process in order to be considered for Variable Tuition.  Returning students must remain in good academic standing and be current with their financial obligations to Saint Edward’s School to be considered for Variable Tuition.  

    The Variable Tuition Committee makes decisions based on demonstrated need and will need to consider lifestyle choices made by families including multiple homes, boats, cars, travel, and club memberships. In the case of two-parent families where only one parent works, and if there are no dependent children or parents at home, the Committee will impute an annual income of $25,000 for the non-working parent unless special extenuating circumstances are shown in the application. Awards granted do not apply to uniforms, lunch, transportation, and other discretionary charges.  
  • Do you offer Scholarships?

    While Saint Edward’s School does not offer academic, athletic, or other merit-based scholarships, we are proud to offer a Variable Tuition program to help qualified students afford a high-quality private school education with us.   
  • Are there any other resources available to families?

    We also encourage all qualifying families to apply for the Scholarships for Educational Options through the Step Up for Students (SUFS) program. These grants can be used to help pay for an independent school education. Students entering kindergarten through twelfth grade are eligible. Families must inform the school both when they apply for and receive the Scholarship from SUFS. Please note that the School will assume that families requesting Variable Tuition are also applying for the Scholarships for Educational Options. For the
    2024-2025 School year, the amount awarded to the family through the Variable Tuition Program will be separate from any SUFS Scholarship. Any subsequent Scholarship for Educational Options award will be credited to your account when it is received. If you are denied or otherwise unable to secure a Scholarship through SUFS you may request reconsideration of your Variable Tuition award. SUFS has an additional program called The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities, which provides educational opportunities for children with certain special needs. Due to the nature of this scholarship, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management at 772 492-2364 to determine if we are able to meet the needs of your student.

    Please note that our school accommodates students with disabilities in accordance with the requirements under federal and local law.  However, your child may not necessarily receive the types of accommodations or related services that your child may be entitled to receive at a public school as public schools have different obligations under the IDEA. The IDEA does not apply to private schools.  We are happy to have a conversation with you about the accommodations that your child may need and be entitled to at our school. You may access all of these applications below:
    Step up for Students: http://www.stepupforstudents.org
  • My child will be attending the Little Pirates program or Pre-Kindergarten 4.  Should I apply for Variable Tuition?

    Variable Tuition only applies to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  If you only have children applying to Little Pirates or
    Pre-Kindergarten, you should not apply for Variable Tuition. Please note that students in older grades and in grades with space may receive more priority for Variable Tuition grants.
  • I am divorced. Do both parents need to complete the School and Student Services (SSS) Application?

    Both parents are responsible for tuition. Both parents will need to complete the SSS application separately. Parents will not be able to see each other’s information.
  • Will a Variable Tuition Request affect my child’s chances of admission to Saint Edward’s School?

    No. These are two separate and distinct processes.  Only students who have been admitted to Saint Edward’s School will be considered for a Variable Tuition grant. 
  • Will Variable Tuition lead to larger class sizes?

    No.  Class sizes are determined by administration prior to and separately from determinations of Variable Tuition grants.  It is possible for a student to be placed in both an Admission wait pool and Variable Tuition wait pool.
  • Who should I contact with questions?

    • For questions related to your application for Variable Tuition, contact SSS Customer Service Center: (800) 344-8328 or sss@communitybrands.com 

    • For tuition-related questions specific to Saint Edward’s School, contact studentbilling@bjdaxuesheng.net

    • For questions related to the final determination of your family’s Variable Tuition rate or to appeal the original grant due to changes in circumstances, contact Mara Slattery (772) 492-2364
  • *Information for parents enrolling students under the FES-UA scholarship.

    Please note that our school accommodates students with disabilities in accordance with the requirements under federal and local law.  However, your child may not necessarily receive the types of accommodations or related services that your child may be entitled to receive at a public school as public schools have different obligations under the IDEA. The IDEA does not apply to private schools.  We are happy to have a conversation with you about the accommodations that your child may need and be entitled to at our school.
  • Are there any other resources available to Families?

    Yes, Saint Edward’s School currently accepts SUFS Scholarships for Educational Options and Unique Abilities but reserves the right to change this policy in the future. You may access all of these applications below:
    Step up for Students: http://www.stepupforstudents.org

List of 2 items.

  • International Tuition and Fees

    The total package price for International tuition, room and board will vary upon services rendered by your representing agency. Please contact the Director of Admission at admission@bjdaxuesheng.net or (772) 492-2360 for further information and/or if unrepresented by an agency.
  • International Application Fee

    $100: Admission Application Fee

    Please note: Travel expenses, medical insurance, lunch during the school day, computer and books are not included. Additional expenses and fees may be incurred during the course of the year. These might include instructional materials and school supplies, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, other testing fees and trips. Personal items and daily expenses are up to individual students. For more international application details, please contact admission@bjdaxuesheng.net
Please click on the links provided below to view complete tuition and fee information, as well as payment plans and costs for extended day and late day options.
    • International students work with teacher

      International students work with teacher