Tuition & Financial Aid

Independent school education is an investment in your children's future, perhaps the most important one you can make. When children love learning from an early age—because they feel challenged and supported, because teachers nurture their curiosity and individuality—they develop confidence, critical thinking and compassion that will carry them through life.

We understand that independent school requires a major financial commitment and takes careful planning. To support families and socioeconomic diversity, Foote offers a program of need-based financial aid.

What is Foote's tuition?

K–5

$26,316

6–9

$33,128

Do you offer Financial Aid?

Yes. We offer Financial Aid based on a family's need. Our aim is to provide access to a Foote education to qualified students whose families might otherwise not be able to afford the full tuition.

1/4

of students receive Financial Assistance

$2M

Financial Assistance awarded

Based on my income, how much might my family pay?

The table below shows the income ranges of families receiving Financial Aid and what they pay toward tuition.

Family Income Family Contribution Range Avg. Family Contribution
$0 - $75,000 $500 - $8,300 $3,100
$75,001 - $125,000 $1,400 - $16,600 $6,200
$125,001 - $175,000 $3,500 - $19,300 $10,500
$175,001 - $225,000 $6,000 - $26,600 $15,700
$225,000 + $18,400 - full tuition $25,300


The Financial Aid analysis is not based solely on a family’s total income. Other factors considered include: assets; federal taxes paid; parents' student loan debt; number of children in full-day, tuition-charging schools; and number in your household. 

The best way to determine your eligibility is to speak with Kelly Small, Director of Financial Aid. Contact her at ksmall@footeschool.org or 203-777-3464.

What Is 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.

are there additional fees?

After School Program
K - Grade 6
(annual cost)

$3,400/5 days
$2,800/4 days
$2,250/3 days
$1,650/2 days
$950/1 day

After School runs until 5:30 pm each day. Families who receive financial aid for tuition will receive the same percentage of aid toward 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 aid for tuition will receive a discount for this program.
Minicourses $100 -$150 range Weekly class for 6 weeks. For students already enrolled in the after school program there is a discount.
Instrumental Lessons

$40/half hr lesson
$50 registration fee

Weekly private lessons are offered on the Foote campus between 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.
Ninth Grade trip to China $4,200 This 2-week class trip is an optional experience. Families who receive financial aid for tuition will receive the same percentage of aid toward the trip.

Ready for the next step?

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
Email: ksmall@footeschool.org