Variable Tuition

Does independent school tuition seem out of reach? At New City School, our Variable Tuition program helps to support families at all income levels.

For almost 50 years, New City School has been committed to providing an excellent progressive education to students and families in the St. Louis metropolitan area. New City School’s founders imagined a school that was reflective of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, and a school that served a diverse population of students. In order to strengthen and sustain our commitment to middle class families and socio-economic diversity, we are launching a new program that will replace our more traditional financial aid program. This new program is called Variable Tuition.

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this helps make a New City School education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. As a result, our students will continue to represent a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, enhancing the learning experience for every New City student and strengthening and sustaining our commitment to middle class families and socio-economic diversity.

How can I apply?


Apply for Variable Tuition by completing an Intent to Apply for Tuition Assistance Form, and fill out the online FACTS application. The Intent to Apply form can be accessed by clicking Intent to Apply for Tuition Assistance and begin your FACTS application on or after November 1, 2020 by clicking FACTS. Along with your online application with FACTS, you will submit your 2020 completed taxes and W2s, directly to FACTS.

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Tuition Information

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year for full-day classes is $21,350.

Tuition for the part-day 3/4 year-old program is $15,150 (8:30 am - 1 pm). There is a full-day option (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) for 3/4 year-olds as well as extended care after 3:30 pm.  An optional part-day 4/5 year-old program is also available at this rate.

There are three payment options offered for tuition:

  • one lump sum
  • three payments
  • ten monthly payments