Darlington School Tuition

Darlington School

Tuition & Financial Aid

Darlington School is committed to making educational opportunities affordable to as many academically qualified students as possible regardless of a family’s financial resources. Between our payment plan, financial aid and Merit Scholarships opportunities, Darlington may be within reach for your family. We'd love to talk with you about these options and encourage you to contact Lindy Williams for more details.

If you are an alumnus/na who is considering Darlington for your child, please ask us about our Alumni Legacy Award.

Tuition for 2018-2019

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten$11,380
Grades 1–5$15,940
Grades 6–8$19,800
Grades 9–12 Day$21,130
Grades 9–12 Domestic Boarding$51,280
Grades 9–12 International Boarding$59,050
Pre-K to 5 tuition includes lunch, 6-12 day tuition includes breakfast and lunch, and 9-12 domestic and international boarding tuition includes all meals.
Tuition payments may be spread out over eight months by choosing to take advantage of Darlington’s payment plan.

Additional Fees & Expenses

Family Fee Pre-K to 12$100
This fee provides each family membership to every parent organization and all benefits of membership.
Curriculum Fee
This fee allows Darlington to provide books and other required instructional resources. Families will not be required to purchase books unless additional copies are needed beyond those provided electronically or in class.
Grades Pre-K to 5$100
Grades 6-12$200
Technology Fee
This fee helps to offset the cost of instructional technology tools and infrastructure, including software and a school-provided iPad for grades 4 to 5 and a MacBook for grades 6 to 12.
Grades 4-5$250
Grades 6-12$475
International Student Insurance (10 months)$1,630
Additional expenses include such items as uniforms, school supplies, a yearbook and optional trips.

Financial Aid

All students applying to Darlington have the opportunity to also apply for financial aid, and we encourage you to do so. Many of our families qualify for assistance.

The financial aid application process is handled by School and Student Services (SSS), a third-party agent that then makes a recommendation to Darlington regarding a family’s ability to pay. Many factors are considered by SSS when evaluating need, some of which include family size, the number of children attending tuition-charging schools, and assets and liabilities not reflected in household income.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1: Online Application

Complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) form online at http:/sss.nais.org (Darlington School‘s code is 2734). Returning families must complete this form by Jan. 15. Prospective families should complete the PFS when applying for admission. Late applications will be accepted based on availability, and awards may be limited.

Step 2: Financial Documents

Provide a copy of your 2016 tax return (1040 form and all schedules) along with copies of your 2016 W-2s to Darlington School. Your 2017 information should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon availability, copies of your 2017 W-2s and your 2017 tax return must also be submitted to the school.

Step 3: Review by Committee

Upon review by Financial Aid Committee, decisions are made based on a family’s demonstrated need. Being eligible for assistance does not guarantee there will be sufficient financial aid available, so the best thing to do is apply early.

Step 4: Sign Confidentiality Agreement

Each year, all families receiving financial aid must sign a confidentiality agreement. All information provided to establish need is held in strict confidence by Darlington School; likewise, we request the specifics of your award package be kept confidential by you and your student.

Families who are still considering Darlington for 2018-19 school year are encouraged to contact Lindy Williams to discuss opportunities for financial assistance that are still available.





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