Tuition & Financial Assistance

We understand that an independent school education requires a major financial commitment and takes careful planning for most families. To support families in the planning process, Foote offers a number of financing options as well as a program of need-based financial assistance.

Foote values diversity. Providing financial assistance strengthens the economic and social diversity at Foote. Financial assistance aims to provide access to a Foote education to qualified students whose families might otherwise not be able to afford the tuition. For the 2018-19 school year, roughly 25 percent of our students are receiving approximately $1.9 million in need-based financial assistance, with grants ranging from $1,000 to nearly full tuition.

2019-2020 Tuition

Kindergarten–Grade 5

Grades 6–9

Included with tuition:

  • Morning Snack
  • School Supplies and textbooks
  • Athletic uniforms
  • Field trips
  • Technology Resources including 1-1 Chromebooks in grades 4-9
  • Learning Support resources as needed

*All families pay an annual Parent Teacher Council (PTC) fee of $45.


The table below shows the income ranges and family contributions for families who received financial assistance in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Family Income Percentage of Families
receiving financial assistance
Family Contribution Range
$0 - $75,000 19% $600 - $5,000
$75,001 - $125,000 37% $1,000 - $15,200
$125,001 - $175,000 26% $2,700 - $17,500
$175,001 - $250,000 10% $9,500 - $20,500
$250,000 + 8% $14,500 - $28,000

Please note: the financial aid analysis is not based solely on a family’s total income. Other factors that are important in this analysis include; assets, federal taxes, parent student loan debt, number of children in full day, tuition charging schools, and number in family household. Every situation is unique and if you have specific questions, please contact Kelly Small, Director of Financial Aid, at


Extra Curricular and After School Fees

After School Program
K - Grade 6
$3,400/5 days After School runs until 5:30 pm each day. Fees are adjusted for children enrolled for fewer days/week. Families who receive financial assistance for tuition will receive the same percentage of aid towards after school costs.
Vacation Program $45/half day
$90/full day
A full-day vacation program is offered to families during most school vacation days from 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Families who receive financial assistance for tuition will receive a discount for this program.
Mini-Courses $100 -$150 range Weekly class for 6 weeks.  For students already enrolled in the after school program there is a discount.
Instrumental Lessons $50 registration fee
$40/half hr lessons
Private lessons are offered on the Foote campus between 3:15 - 5:30 pm.
Ninth Grade trip to China $4,200 This is an optional experience and families who receive financial assistance for tuition will receive the same percentage of aid towards the trip.

Foote’s curriculum is interdisciplinary, exploring themes across subject areas to create deeper connections. As part of a unit on Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, third graders drew underwater scenes on scratch board.

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Contact Us

Kelly Small, Director of Financial Aid

Phone: 203-777-3464