|Grades 1 & 2
|Grades 3, 4, & 5
|Grades 6, 7, & 8
|Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12
There are additional fees for uniforms (Lower and Middle Schools), books, class trips, supplies, and beverage or meal plans
We are committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $4 million is awarded to approximately 26 percent of Shipley's students annually. All awards are based on demonstrated need, and are revised on an annual basis. Families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for financial aid, although aid is most likely to be available at natural entry points to the school.
Centennial Scholarship Program
The Centennial Scholarship is open to all students applying to grade nine whose families qualify for need-based financial aid. Winners receive a $2,000 annual stipend towards school related expenses as well as an annual financial aid award for tuition to meet up to 100% of demonstrated need as reported by School and Student Services. Get more information about the Centennial Scholarship Program >>>
Information for Divorced and Separated Parents
For applicants with divorced or separated parents, the financial aid committee will consider the assets of both biological parents, if living, before making any award. If the custodial parent has remarried, we also consider the assets of the step-parent, bearing in mind the obligation to his or her own biological children. A Parents' Financial Statement and Federal Income Tax return must be submitted separately by each parent and step-parent and will, of course, be held in strict confidence.
School and Student Services (SSS)
Applications for Financial Aid must be submitted to School and Student Services (SSS). SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses.
Costs Beyond Tuition
Lower School $650
Middle School $800
Upper School $875
Books (costs vary; used books are available) $200-$400
Lower and Middle School Uniforms can be purchased in a variety of price ranges. The Middle School kilt costs $37.50 new, and the Lower School tunic costs $38.50, but these can also be bought at a much cheaper rate at our used-uniform sales.
The Lower School offers Later Gator and Encore Clubs.
(See Transportation Information below.)
Tuition by grade is listed in the Tuition Schedule. Additional expenses include required lunches in Middle and Upper Schools, books in Upper School, and uniforms in Lower and Middle Schools
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Question about completing the financial aid application?
Please contact SSS: visit www.sss.nais.org, the SSS Website for Families, including the Parents' Financial Statement Online
Phone number for SSS Customer Service: (800) 344-8328
E-mail address for SSS Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about financial aid at Shipley, please contact:
David Rauch, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid