March 26, 2019

Affordability

Thank you for considering a LaGrange Academy education for your family. For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. As you will learn through the admissions process, families find great value in the LaGrange Academy educational experience and the distinctive way in which we prepare our students for the future.

As a school, we seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. Central to preparing our students for this world is creating a socioeconomically diverse academic community. In fact, research has proven that a diverse environment leads to better learning outcomes for all students. Therefore, families who feel the full tuition cost is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit or apply to the school. We are here to help you determine the best options for your family with this very important educational investment.

Tuition Rates for 2019-2020
Pre-K3 and Pre-K4:$5,790
Kindergarten:$6,790
1st to 5th Grades:$9,450
6th to 8th Grades:$9,650
9th to 12th Grades:$9,950

Tuition Financial Assistance

A family paying full tuition does not need to undertake the steps described in this section. The following explains the process for determining the financial assistance available for those families who feel it may appropriate for them.

In order to assess what a family can afford for educational costs, LaGrange Academy uses SSS by NAIS as an objective and independent third party. SSS by NAIS calculations are the baseline for our indexed tuition determinations, but we also take into consideration our school’s policies and the resources available for returning families as well as applicant families.

LaGrange Academy cannot make a tuition financial assistance determination until an application is complete and on file. Notification of determinations will be released on the same schedule as admission decision letters. Although decisions about admission and financial assistance are made at the same time, the two processes are separate. All of the financial information families provide us will be held in strict confidence and will NOT be shared with anyone outside of the Financial Aid Committee.

Complete the SSS application form online and pay the $51.00 processing fee at www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/ on NAIS’s secure website. After applying, please mail, fax or drop off the required forms including a complete 1040 tax return and W-2 statement. In cases of divorce, SSS requires that both parents submit the necessary documents in order to provide LaGrange Academy’s Financial Aid Committee with a full picture of the family resources.

Based on the submitted application SSS makes a recommendation to the Financial Aid Committee. Parents are notified of their tuition financial assistance decision by mail and/or email. The decision is held in the strictest confidence by the committee.

Additional Expenses/Fees

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Individual/Class PicturesSocial EventsAP Class Textbooks and Workbooks
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School ApparelAdvanced Placement Test(s)Special Event T-shirts

Payment Schedule (applies to full and partial tuition payments):

There are three plans for payment of tuition (for the amount due after payment of the enrollment/ reenrollment registration fee of $500).

  1. A lump sum payment due annually by July 1.
  2. Three payments each due by July 1, November 1, and March 1.
  3. Ten monthly payments each due by July 1 through May 1 (excluding February, when reenrollment registration fee is due). Ten month payment schedule includes a monthly 4.5% finance charge.

Payment Schedule after the $500 deposit is as follows:

Pre-K Tuition  2019-2020:                  $5,790
1 Payment$5,290.00 Due by July 1st
3 Payments$1,763.33  Due by the first of the month in July, November & March.
10 Payments$552.81  Due by the first of the month, July thru May (excluding February).
Kindergarten Tuition 2019-2020:         $6,790
1 Payment$6,290.00 Due by July 1st
3 Payments$2,096.67  Due by the first of the month in July, November & March.
10 Payments$657.31  Due by the first of the month, July thru May (excluding February).
Grades 1 -5 Tuition 2019-2020:            $9,450
1 Payment$8,950.00 Due by July 1st
3 Payments$2,983.33  Due by the first of the month in July, November & March.
10 Payments$935.28  Due by the first of the month, July thru May (excluding February).
Grades 6 – 8 Tuition 2019-2020:           $9,650
1 Payment$9,150.00  Due by July 1st
3 Payments$3,050.00 Due by the first of the month in July, November & March.
10 Payments$956.18 Due by the first of the month, July thru May (excluding February).
Grades 9 – 12 Tuition 2019-2020:         $9,950
1 Payment$9,450.00 Due by July 1st
3 Payments$3,150.00 Due by the first of the month in July, November & March.
10 Payments$987.53 Due by the first of the month, July thru May (excluding February).

Please contact Andrea Billups, Director of Admissions, at 706.882.8097 or at andreabillups@lagrangeacademy.org for more information.