Tuition and Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Program Hours Annual Tuition*
Cougar Prep Preschool 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM $14,500
Kindergarten 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM $16,200
Grades 1-3 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM $16,900
Grades 4-5 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM $17,100
Grades 6-8 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM $18,400
Grades 9-12 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM $19,950

* In addition to annual tuition, yearly fees are assessed to cover supplies, textbooks, field study, assessments, and academic competition entry fees. Overnight, extended and/or international travel expenses, extended day, after-school enrichment programs, summer camps, and lunch programs are offered at an additional cost. Middle and Upper School students are required to supply their own laptop.

Optional Program Extensions Hours Annual Tuition
Extended Day 3-Day 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM $2,850
Extended Day 5-Day 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM $4,500
Cougar Prep Before Care 7:30 AM – 8:10 AM $1,300

Special fees to note:

  • The non-refundable deposit of $1,750 is applicable to tuition and fees.
  • Upon enrollment, new students will be charged a one-time matriculation fee of $1,500.

Payment Options


Tuition and fees are due in full on April 1, 2024.



Tuition and fees are due in 3 installments. Payments are due on April 1, June 1, and August 1. Financing fees may apply.



Tuition and fees are due in 9 installments on a day of each month selected by the family (April 2024 – December 2024). Financing fees may apply.

Tuition Assistance

The Clariden School is pleased to offer a limited amount of need-based tuition assistance to qualifying students. While we work hard to ensure our tuition is competitive, we recognize that the cost of a private education can be a barrier for some families, and our goal is to make the Clariden experience accessible to all accepted students.

Families wishing to apply for tuition assistance may do so through the FACTS system below. Please note that this is an entirely different login from your student Application for Admission. The tuition assistance process is need-blind, and a family’s application will only be evaluated after a student has been deemed admissible by the Admissions Committee. Admissions decisions are never contingent upon financial need, and determinations regarding tuition assistance are made strictly on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need.

To begin your FACTS Grant and Aid application, please clink the link below. Kindly inform the Office of Admission if you intend to apply for tuition assistance so all application components can be gathered accordingly. If you have any questions at all, please call (682) 237-0400 or email Admissions.

FACTS Grant and Aid application

The Clariden School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, political and social values, culture, religion, physical ability, family structure, or learning style in its administration of admission, financial aid, availability of program, and hiring practices.