TUITION and Financial Aid

The Learning Project is enriched by its diversity. Throughout its history it has supported its socio-economic diversity by maintaining a relatively low tuition and a generous Financial Aid Program. The 2016-2017 tuition is the lowest of the area independent schools to which families considering the LP typically apply. Financial Aid is an key tool in assuring a diversity which includes families able to pay only a small portion of tuition, and families for whom a small grant can make the difference between attending or not.

Typically 25% of students receive Financial Aid.  Awards are made on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need. The school uses the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to collect and analyze family data in determining need. The first step in the application process is to submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and supporting documents to SSS.

We encourage you to file the PFS online. The processing will be completed quicker, and the system offers prompts and assistance as you proceed. The fee is also lower for applying online. Additional forms such as tax returns may be submitted electronically or mailed, whichever is more convenient for you.


Financial Aid applications are completed online.
Complete details are available here.


Deadlines for the 2017-2018 year:

  • January 29, 2018 Parent Financial Statement submitted to SSS
  • February 16, 2018 Federal tax filings for 2014 with all attachments submitted
  • March 10, 2018 Financial Aid awards are mailed

Please note the early deadline for submitting a completed, signed, tax return. If you use an accountant to prepare your returns, we encourage you to plan with him or her accordingly.

The complete Learning Project Financial Aid Policies and detailed application procedures are available here.

2017-2018 Tuition

  • Kindergarten $20,500
  • First Grade $20,500
  • Second Grade $20,500
  • Third Grade $20,500
  • Fourth Grade $20,800
  • Fifth Grade $20,800
  • Sixth Grade $20,800