Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Financial Assistance

The benefits of a Nantucket New School education - exceptional teachers, small classes, individualized attention, and ability to adapt to changing environments - are invaluable, and the investment can be significant. We encourage families who are unable to afford full tuition to apply for financial assistance.

Tuition 2024-2025

Preschool: $16,252
Kindergarten - Grade 8: $20,858

Tuition is set by the Board of Trustees in January for the following year. Re-enrollment contracts, including tuition and payment option information, are available in late January to all current families. Tuition is set for one year only and annual increase should be expected.

Payment Options

While deposit must be paid in full directly to the school by the required date, the school offers many payment plans for the remaining tuition balance through Blackbaud Tuition Management. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Corry, Chief Operating Officer.

Financial Assistance

All financial assistance awards are based upon a family’s demonstrated need as assessed by the School & Clarity. Awards vary based upon a family’s demonstrated need and the resources available in the School’s financial assistance budget. 

How to apply: Families are welcome to apply for financial assistance beginning on November 1. All financial assistance paperwork must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2024. Applications submitted after February 1 will be reviewed individually as received and as financial assistance funding is available. Nantucket New School uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

The procedure for applying for financial assistance for the 2024-2025 academic year: 

  • To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools. 
  • Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as we require you to upload additional tax documentation.
  • If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.  
Nantucket New School admits students of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies, and other school-admininistered programs.

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