Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia will launch Indexed Tuition for grades first through twelfth effective for the 2017-18 academic year.  Wakefield is committed to offering a first-rate education, and we believe Index Tuition will increase independent school accessibility for the broader community.  Indexed Tuition means that our tuition rates are customized according to each family’s income along with additional financial considerations.  Families that may have traditionally viewed an independent school education as being out of their price range can now consider a Wakefield education as a realistic part of their child’s future.  

There are two cornerstones to the Indexed Tuition model: Transparency and Affordability.  The traditional tuition experience centers around one set tuition rate resulting in paying a flat rate, or applying for financial aid; both are restrictive. Wakefield strongly believes in transparency in tuition options.  On Wakefield’s website (www.wakefieldschool.org/admissions) parents can estimate their customized tuition range using a built in calculator.  The second focus is affordability. Because the final tuition rate is based on individualized income, this allows more people to have access to all that we have to offer; including our first-rate academics, character-building athletics, strong programs in STEM, fine and performing arts, civic engagement, environmental studies, and a personalized college counseling program.  We’ve offered these programs throughout our history, but we are redoubling our efforts to make them affordable for more members of our community.

In addition, Wakefield is now offering a full day Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten program at the affordable rate of $5500 and $7000/per year, respectively. We are so thrilled to be the first Northern Virginia College Preparatory School to offer Indexed Tuition to our community.  

For more information please contact Gray Carr Griffin, Director of Admissions & Indexed Tuition, 540-253-7501, gcgriffin@wakefieldschool.org.

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