Tuition & Aid

Committed to Excellence & Access

Through the School’s innovative Indexed Tuition program and sibling and alumni discounts, an independent school education can be within reach for your student.

Indexed Tuition
Sibling and Alumni Discounts

Indexed Tuition

A move away from the traditional approach to tuition costs and financial aid to an innovative model for determining the tuition investment of every student. This approach sets tuition for each student within a known range, attainable for each respective family.

Learn more about applying for Indexed Tuition.

Sibling and Alumni Discounts

As a dynamic learning community, The Colorado Springs School wants to assist families with multiple child attendees.

Oldest Child:
Full tuition
Second Child:
2.5% tuition discount
Third Child:
5.0% tuition discount
Fourth Child:
7.5% tuition discount

The Colorado Springs School also offers a 10% discount on tuition for alumni with children. We proudly welcome the next generation of thinkers and problem-solvers.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

The Board of Trustees has announced the below tuition increases for unlocked and new families beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year.

Note: all tuition totals include a $1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Grade Level Tuition Fees Included in Tuition Estimated Additional Fees
PreK (5 Half Days)
$10,000
School Supplies
Lunch (optional)
PreK (5 Full Days)
$14,500
School Supplies
Lunch (optional)
Grades K – 5
$19,000
Fall Adventure; Colorado Expedition; School Supplies
Lunch (optional); Bus Transportation (optional)
Grades 6 – 8 (MS Students)
$23,000
Seminar I
Seminar II: $150-$700; Seminar III: $350-$850; 8th Grade Walkabout: $1,200-$1,500; Lunch (optional); Bus Transportation (optional); School Supplies; Bring Your Own Device Program
Grades 9 – 12 (US Students)
$25,000
Athletics; Mountain Caravan
Books: $300-$900; ECSs: $500-$5,000; Lunch (optional); Bus Transportation (optional); School Supplies; Bring Your Own Device Program
Grades 9 – 12 (International Students)
$32,000
Athletics; Mountain Caravan
Books: $300-$900; ECSs and incidentals: $500-$6,000; Homestay Fee: $12,000; Lunch (optional); Bus Transportation (optional); School Supplies; Bring Your Own Device Program

Payment Plan:

• Annual (no admin fee, plus optional 2.65% Tuition Insurance Plan) - Due May 1
• Monthly (Includes 2.8% administrative fee, plus 2.65% Tuition Insurance Plan) - 10 Payments beginning July 1

Tuition Obligation Policy: The School’s expenses are fixed well in advance of the academic year. Effective January 5, 2022, pre-payments of tuition are payable to the School as liquidated damages and are subject to the following penalties given withdrawal or dismissal from the School within the timeframe below:

  • On or before June 1 - 50% of scheduled tuition and fees owed, including forfeiture of the $1,000 enrollment deposit
  • On or after July 1 - 75% of the scheduled tuition and fees owed, including forfeiture of the $1,000 enrollment deposit
  • On or after August 1 - 100% of the scheduled tuition and fees owed, including forfeiture of the $1,000 enrollment deposit

Parents' obligation to pay the charges for tuition and fees for the entire year is unconditional and no portion of such charges so paid or outstanding will be refunded or canceled notwithstanding the subsequent absence, withdrawal or dismissal from the School of the named student. The School cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if a child chooses or is forced to withdraw during the academic year. Read more about Dewar's Tuition Insurance.

Seminars and Experience-Centered Seminars: Experience-Centered Seminars (ECSs) and Middle School Seminars will be billed, per student, in installments through FACTS from November through April. For questions, please contact the Business Office.