Tuition and Fees

Financing a Dutchess Day School Education

Our goal is to provide the finest elementary school education for all students. Tuitions are set annually with every effort made to keep our program affordable.

Contracts for newly accepted families in grades K-8 are mailed in March and subsequent applications are considered on a space-available basis. New preschool families will receive their contracts on a rolling basis as they complete the application and screening process.

Half of the tuition is to be paid by June 15th and the other half by December 1st. Please note that the 10% enrollment deposit will be deducted from the December 1st payment.

2018-2019 Tuition

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  • $12,400

    Preschool–3 & 4 year old, half day
  • $18,100

    Preschool–3 & 4 year old, full day
  • $24,400

    Kindergarten – fourth grade
  • $28,100

    Fifth grade – eighth grade

Books, art supplies, lab supplies, yearbooks, and daily hot lunches are included in the tuition. Dutchess Day School offers a tuition insurance plan through the Dewar Company.

An activity fee is charged annually to cover the cost of field trips, special grade level projects, and the Parents’ Association fee which covers parent events. This fee is added to the December billing. Optional after-school program and the athletic program fees are billed each session.

Public school districts are obligated to provide bus service for families living within 15 miles of Dutchess Day School. The application deadline is April 1st. Families living outside the 15 mile limit may also be able to obtain public school bus service if there are other families in the district already being bused.

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  • Payment Plans

    For parents who are interested in an alternate payment plan for tuition, Dutchess Day School offers the FACTS/Tuition payment plan. This plan features low interest rates and one-step application, allowing parents to spread payments out over a ten month period beginning in May. To obtain application forms, contact the Admissions Office. The FACTS/Tuition payment plan may be used alone or in conjunction with a Tuition Assistance award to cover tuition expenses.

    To set up a payment plan through the FACTS/Tuition payment plan visit this website.