tuition and financial aid


While RCS tuition has remained at $28,700 for three years in a row, the 2022-2023 school year will see a minor increase to $30,400, per the Board of Trustees.


During the 2021-2022 school year, families at Radcliffe paid tuition ranging from $14,350 to $28,700. With funds collected over the previous year, RCS was able to offer financial aid based on a family's financial situation and the availability of funds. Additionally, some children received sponsorships which allowed them to attend Radcliffe at a discounted rate. Here is the process to follow if you would like to apply for financial assistance:

  • Submit a copy of your 2021 tax return by July 1, 2022. We will not wait to offer you financial assistance, but we will need a copy of your tax returns for auditing purposes. If there is a discrepancy between the two resources, it may impact your contract. 


Financial aid is on a first, come, first serve basis so please complete the necessary paperwork as soon as possible.  


We are excited to offer these discounts to our families:

  1. $250 discount if there is a payment in full by July 1, 2021.

  2. Sibling discount; 10 percent off the tuition off the second child, 15 percent off the tuition of the third child

  3. $500 referral discount if your family refers a student who enrolls in our school

  4. $500 discount for one child if your child's Run for Radcliffe Team raises over $2,500

  5. Head of School Scholarship of $2,500 for Little Creek graduates, Friendship Montessori graduates, and for previously enrolled children returning to RCS after deferment due to COVID-19.


Please note the additional fees:

  1. Students in the 7th and 8th grades will be participating in exciting leadership and transition activities which will incur additional fees. The total additional cost in fees will be no more than $650 for the entire school year. Participation in this exciting programming is not optional. 

  2. Speech and Language services are $60 per hour.

  3. Our goal is to offer tuition insurance to families this year. We will have more information regarding this safety net in the following weeks when contracts come out


Please contact our Director of Finance, Megan Fitzgerald, if you have any questions or concerns about applying for financial aid.


We are privileged to be such a crucial part of your child's development. 

Outside Resources

Your Tuition Solution is a low-cost financing option specifically designed to help families afford private education. Benefits include; generous loan limits, easy application process, and quick credit approval. For more information, contact Your Tuition Solution at 1-866-308-0678 or online at yourtuitionsolution.com.

529 Tax-Advantage Savings Plan

Starting in 2018, the new tax code allows $10,000 in annual tax-free 529 account withdrawals for tuition payments for students enrolled in independent schools. As with all issues related to tax matters, each family's circumstances are unique. We recommend you to consult an accountant, financial advisor, or tax attorney for how you might use these savings to pay for a Radcliffe education.

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