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Sliding-Scale Tuition

Why a sliding-scale tuition?
Following the principle that Acton is a community joined together to educate children and benefit our community, we feel the sliding-scale tuition model is the solution to bring this unique education to more children in our community and more diversity to our Acton family.

How does it work?

  • Sliding-scale tuition is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be inequitable proportion to its financial resources.

  • TADS, a third-party company, evaluates a family's financial data and makes recommendations to Acton Academy on where the family's ability to pay tuition lies on the sliding scale. The same financial information is asked of all parents.

  • Applying for sliding-scale tuition is optional. Families that choose not to apply for sliding-scale tuition will be assumed as top tier household income and will be assessed tuition in the top threshold.

  • In order to further close the gap between sliding-scale tuition and operating costs, Acton seeks support from grants and generous donors who support our vision. 

  • Tuition, fees, and the number of available sliding-scale openings are evaluated and set annually based on funds available to award.

  • Monthly tuition calculations are set on an eleven-month period.

Preschool/Kindergarten studio tuition 2022/2023:

  • Full-time (8:30-3:00) tuition: $6,900 ($627.27/mo.)

  • Minimum sliding-scale, full-time tuition: $5,750 ($522.72/mo.)

  • Part-time (5 days/week 8:30-12:00 or 12:00-3:00) tuition: $3,450 (313.64/mo.)

  • Minimum sliding-scale, part-time tuition: $2,875 ($261.37/mo.)

  • Part-time (2 days/week 8:30-3:00) tuition: $3,060 ($278.19)

  • Minimum sliding-scale, part-time tuition: $2,550 ($231.82/mo.)

First-eighth grade tuition 2022/2023:

  • Standard tuition: $9,300 ($845.45/mo.)

  • Minimum sliding-scale tuition: $6,900 ($627.27/mo.)

Apply for sliding-scale tuition

Acton's partner code is 200597

Are there more financial aid options available outside of the sliding-scale tuition?

Yes, additional financial aid resources are available to those that qualify. Refer back to the Tuition page.


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