Tuition & Fees

Our desire is that families committed to the philosophy and values of The Open School are able to attend. Because of that, we offer a personalized tuition through a Sliding Scale model. Your tuition will be set based on your family’s income and expenses, determined through a financial application process administered by TADS. You will be required to submit income verification and discuss your finances with our Bursar. Our top end tuition for 2023-2024 is $22,000 per student and the bottom end is $5,300 per student.

*Please do not apply for Sliding Scale until after your Admissions Visit*

To apply for the Sliding Scale, click here to fill out the form and provide the necessary supporting documentation. Please note: There is a $45/family fee to apply for the Sliding Scale. This fee is charged by TADS and is non-refundable.

Before filling out the application, we recommend using the TADS worksheet, which will help you to gather the needed information and documents and expedite the application process. You can find the worksheet and the application link below.

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Tuition payment plan option

Parents have the option of making 10 or 12 monthly payments. The payment plan will be serviced by TADS, and parents will pay a $55 fee per year to set up the payment plan.

Families paying on a monthly plan must pay a down payment of 1/6 of total tuition before enrollment can begin.

Discounts and Bonuses

  • Lump sum discount (entire tuition paid prior to enrollment) – 2% off your annual tuition
  • Cash Payment Bonus (pay via bank draft, cash, or personal check) – 2.5% tuition bonus
  • Word of Mouth Bonus (you refer a family who enrolls) – $400-$1400

Note for Multi-Child Families

For families with multiple eligible children, the Sliding Scale determines the total amount of tuition the family pays, not the tuition per child. If the family decides to enroll some of their children but not all, the tuition will be broken up so each child is assigned a tuition amount that is a percentage of the total the family can afford:

  • 2 children – 75% / 25%
  • 3 children – 70% / 20% / 10%
  • 4 children – 65% / 15% / 10% / 10%
  • 5 children – 65% / 15% / 10% / 5%/ 5%

Fee Schedule

Application Fee – $150/family

Registration Fee – holds student’s place in the school, credited toward tuition – $500/student

Other Fees

Annual fee to make monthly payments – $55/year
Sliding Scale Application Fee – $45/year
Tuition Hardship Abatement Fund (THAF) fee – 2% of tuition/year
Late fee – $35