Variable Tuition

Variable Tuition (Domestic Students)

Variable Tuition matches your tuition level to your family’s unique financial situation. This makes a Master's School education affordable to many qualified students who would not otherwise be able to join our school community. With variable tuition, families pay tuition in a range between 45%-90% of the maximum tuition level.

If you would like your child(ren) to receive a quality Christian education, contact us to inquire today.

International Student Tuition

Please contact the admissions office for international student tuition and fees.

Tuition & Fees 2021-2022

Grade Level Cost
Early Kindergarten  $4,780 - $10,620
Kindergarten $5,260 - $11,680
Grades 1-2 $6,600 - $14,660
Grades 3-5 $7,530 - $16,720
Grades 6-8 $8,890 - $19,750
Grades 9-12 and Postgraduate $10,180 - $22,610
Maximum tuition level is for families who choose not to apply or do not qualify for variable tuition.

Visit our Preschool page for 2022-23 program and tuition information.

Variable Tuition FAQ’s

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  • 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 financial situation. This makes a Master's School education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.
  • How Does Variable Tuition Work?

    Any family (current or new) of an early kindergarten through grade 12 student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at The Master's School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at The Master's School.

    An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for admission to the school. Re-enrolling families need to apply for Variable Tuition for each school year.

    It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to Smart Aid, a third-party agency. Smart Aid evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Variable Tuition team. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s financial office.

    Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.
  • Do I need to apply to The Master's School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

  • Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

    Typically within two weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.

Capital Improvement Fee

The Master's School assesses a one-time Capital Improvement Fee in the amount of $300 to all new families. Families to whom this fee is applicable will receive an invoice upon enrollment.

Applying for Variable Tuition

To apply for financial aid, visit Smart Tuition Aid. The Master's School ID number is 11891.

For complete instructions, download the Parent Instructions Form using the button below.
Please note that when processing the grant and aid application, there is a small application fee assessed by Smart Tuition Aid.

Questions? Contact Us

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    Dana Peters 

    Admissions Manager
    860-651-9361 x5002
The Master’s School is an independent, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian day school enrolling children in preschool through post-graduate in West Simsbury, CT.

The Master's School is fully accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The Master's School opens its doors to all qualified students regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs.