Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition, thereby supporting the community to the extent each family’s unique financial profile permits. The Derryfield community includes families who can afford tuition at the top of the range and whose philanthropic generosity provides a vital component of annual operating expenses. There are also families who manage to pay tuition at the highest level only by making a substantial sacrifice, those who are able to afford only minimal tuition, and those in between. All families applying for equitable tuition complete an application through a third-party service. Based on the results of this application, your equitable tuition rate is confirmed at the same time as admission decisions are communicated.
Philosophy and Guidelines
The Derryfield School follows the guiding principles established by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), and Derryfield remains committed to assisting families and enrolling a diverse and talented student body. Both admission and equitable tuition are open to students of any sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. All financial data and subsequent proceedings with the School are strictly confidential; only members of the Equitable Tuition Committee have access to a family’s information.