Tuition

At Clariden, we work to make our tuition & fees as transparent and as inclusive as we can. The majority of tools, materials and activities are included in tuition.

What’s included?

  • Annual tuition includes supplies, textbooks, local field study admittance, assessments, and academic competition entry fees.

What’s optional?

  • Overnight, extended domestic and/or international field study travel expenses are not included in tuition and participation is completely optional. Package travel pricing is presented to families as soon as it is negotiated. Trips vary from year to year, so ask us about previous years’ trips as examples for budgeting purposes.
  • We offer after-school clubs, extended care programs, summer programs and lunch programs but these are not included in tuition.
  • Middle and High School students are encouraged to supply their own laptop.

2020-2021 School Year

PROGRAM HOURS ANNUAL TUITION*
Cougar Prep Preschool: 3-4 yrs M-F 9:00AM – 2:00PM $9,050
Cougar Prep Preschool: 4-5 yrs M-F 9:00AM – 2:00PM $9,050
Cougar Elementary: TK M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $11,235
Cougar Elementary: Grades K-4 M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $14,470
Cougar Elementary: Grade 5 M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $14,700
Cougar Middle School: Grades 6-7 M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $16,000
Cougar Middle School: Grade 8 M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $16,500
Cougar High School: Grades 9-12 M-F 8:15AM – 3:30PM $17,600

Multi-Student Discounts

Families with multiple students or blended families with a shared parent are eligible for a multi-student sibling discount.

  • Tuition for the 1st student (oldest) is full price
  • Tuition for the 2nd student is discounted 5%
  • Tuition for the 3rd+ student is discounted 10%

New Family Campus Improvement Fee

When a family joins The Clariden School, there is a one-time flat fee per family (not per student).

This fee is due with the enrollment contract. The amount is based on the eldest student enrollment.

  • Cougar Prep Level — $500
  • Cougar Elementary (includes TK), Middle or High School — $2,000

Free Early Drop Off

Because We Know You’ve Got to Get to Work We open our doors at 7:30 am every school day. We have a FREE, faculty-staffed service for families who need to drop off their students before the official school day begins. We start our day with music and movement class led by our music teacher to wake our bodies up and get them ready for the day ahead.

Extended Day Options

Because You Might Need Extra Support. We offer extended day childcare for your student on a variety of schedules. Our faculty-run Cougar Arts & Literacy program offers choices of 3 or 5 days a week for care after school until 3:30 pm (for Cougar Prep) or until 6:00 pm. Drop in rates are also offered, but are subject to availability and on a first come first serve basis. View the details here.

Payment Plans

Payment of full annual tuition and fees is due by April 1st each year. Payment can be made by check, Mastercard or Visa. A 3% convenience fee is added to credit card or online payments. Payment plans are also available where payments can be made in 3 or 9 installments. Service fees apply. 

Financial Assistance 2019-2020 School Year:

The Clariden School is proud to offer financial assistance to qualifying students. We are a non-profit, private school which means we do not receive funding from the State or Federal government. While our tuition is competitively priced, we recognize that the cost of a private education can be a barrier to some families. This program is designed to help bridge the gap for families to enable a robust and economically diverse student population. We adhere to federal, state, and local laws that require non-discriminatory practice in the administration of our school’s financial assistance policies.

Need-based financial aid is available. Please contact the admissions office for details.