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Affording Athenian

We hope you've had a chance to explore our website to learn more about what Athenian has to offer. If you haven't yet visited in person, please see opportunities here. Athenian and all independent schools are a big investment. We strive to be as transparent as possible about the cost of attending Athenian and have outlined both our maximum tuitions (for 24-25) and fees below. We are committed to keeping Athenian accessible to as many families as possible and allocate significant resources to need-based financial aid every year. In fact, approximately a quarter of our student body attend Athenian at tuition levels less than the maximum. Financial aid also applies to our fees. 

Tuition & Fees:

Below you will find information about the 2024-2025 school year tuitions and fees. The fees listed in the drop down menus are related to required programs and student experiences. For budgeting purposes, please also review "other financial considerations" under "Resources" to estimate total family expenses for the year.

Fees:

List of 4 items.

  • Middle School

    • iPad lease: $300 - $400 annually
      • Students are permitted to keep the iPad after 8th grade.

    • Class trips
      • 6th: $500 - $600
      • 7th: $1,300 - $1,700
      • 8th: $3,000 - $3800

    For families receiving financial aid, fees are adjusted proportionally.

    Please note that these are approximate costs. 
  • Upper School

    • Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE): $3,500 (11th grade only)

    • Parking permits/fees: $850 annually or $550 per semester 
      • This only applies to 11th and 12th grade day students who park on campus.

    • Laptops: Upper School students are asked to bring their own device, cost varies.
    For families receiving financial aid, fees are adjusted proportionally.

    Please note that these are approximate costs. 
  • Boarding

    • Athenian Wilderness Experience (AWE): $3,500 (11th grade students only)

    • Laptops: Upper School students are asked to bring their own device, cost varies.
    For families receiving financial aid, fees are adjusted proportionally.

    Please note that these are approximate costs. 
  • International Boarding

    • English intensive courses: $2,000 (if placed in these classes)

    • Health insurance: $2,925 (12-month coverage)

    • Athenian Wilderness Experience: $3,500 (11th grade students only)

    • Laptops: Upper School students are asked to bring their own device, cost varies.
    For families receiving financial aid, fees are adjusted proportionally.

    Please note that these are approximate costs. 

Meals & Transportation:

Though not required, nearly 90% of our students enroll in our lunch program. We also offer a breakfast program and some students sign up for this too (breakfast is served between 7:30 - 8:05 AM).

Lunch Plan:
  • Full-year plan: $1,775
  • Semester plan: $1,000
Breakfast Plan:
  • Full-year plan: $960

Many students take advantage of our transportation program which is not included in tuition. See here for more on our bus routes. Cost ranges from $600-$2600 based on the route.

Note: Meals are included in boarding but not day student tuition. 

Resources

List of 4 items.

  • Apply for Financial Aid

    To be considered for a tuition amount less than the maximum, you must complete the Clarity Application (see below) and submit tax returns. Both parents and stepparents must complete a financial aid application.

    The Clarity Application is completed online at the Clarity website.
    If you are applying to more than one school you will just complete this form once and select the schools to which you want to send the Clarity Application for tuition assistance. Contact the Admission Office if you have trouble filing online or if you have any questions.
     
    Contact the Admission Office if you have trouble filing online or if you have any questions.
  • Financial Aid FAQs

    Please click "read more" below should you need any further questions answered. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email admission@kabutosi.net.
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  • Payment Plans

    All families are eligible for Athenian’s payment plans. We offer 1, 2, 7, or 10 month plans to spread the cost of an Athenian education over multiple payments The seven (7) and ten (10) payment plan requires tuition insurance and a billing fee which totals 3.1 percent of the amount your family pays.
  • Other Financial Considerations

    During your students' time at Athenian, they’ll have the opportunity to participate in a range of optional activities, including international exchanges and international and domestic travel (courses and conferences). While the school often provides these opportunities below cost, they typically involve a family contribution as well. In addition, we advise families to expect an additional $1,500-$2,500* a year for supplies and miscellaneous school-related expenses. 

    And finally, every Athenian family is asked to make an Annual Fund gift each year. There is no set gift amount as every family's situation is different. Please plan to make an annual fund gift that is personally meaningful to your family.

    *Families receiving financial aid will have all required expenses reduced at the same rate as their tuition.
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