Tuition & Affordability
Capitol Hill Day School is committed to its mission to provide a quality education to an economically diverse student body. The Financial Assistance program directly supports this mission, and we are proud that more than 25% of our students receive financial assistance awards. We realize that choosing an independent school requires a financial commitment and we strive to contain our costs while providing the best possible education for our students.
What Makes Us Special?
We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged and concepts are presented in meaningful and creative ways. Our rich and unparalleled Field Education program (more than 300 field trips per year) connects the classroom to the real world. Small classes and a project approach to teaching create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Our graduates are confident, academically prepared, socially adept, and flourish at a wide range of high schools, where they continue to live out the School’s motto of “explore, engage, and connect.” Here, students are not simply memorizing facts and taking tests; knowledge is absorbed through hands on, experiential learning.
While some independent schools have separate fees for activities, sports, maintenance, and capital levies, Capitol Hill Day School tuition is inclusive, and covers instruction, field trips, books, art supplies, and most materials for students. Optional services, such as bus service and the After School Program, are billed separately.
Early Childhood through Grade 4.........................$35,400.00
Grades 5 through 8...............................................$37,200.00
We recognize the significant financial commitment made by our families and understand that each family has unique financial circumstances. In addition to financial assistance, the School offers a variety of tuition payment options. We understand that this is an important decision, and we are always here to help answer any questions you might have.
Included in Tuition
- Field trips
- Art supplies
- Athletic team uniforms and season travel
- School publications including yearbook
- Upper Grade after school study hall
- A variety of Upper Grade after school clubs
- After School Program
- Bus service for traveling to and from School (field trip bus service included)
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Applying for Financial Assistance
Capitol Hill Day School awards more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance each year to eligible families. Approximately 25% of the School's students receive financial assistance. Financial assistance is administered through our Business Office and admission decisions are made prior to consideration for financial assistance.
Capitol Hill Day School partners with Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for financial assistance assessments.
Families may submit an application for financial assistance at www.mytads.com. Financial assistance applications will be available through TADS beginning in October, and the deadline for submitting a financial assistance application is February 3, 2023. If you have any trouble finding our school in TADS, please make sure you are using the correct link (www.mytads.com).
Financial Assistance FAQ
- How do I apply for financial assistance?
- When will I be notified about my child's financial assistance award?
- Do I need to reapply for financial assistance every year?
- What kind of financial assistance is available?
- How are financial assistance awards determined?
- What happens in cases where parents are separated or divorced?
If you have any questions about the financial aid process, contact Danielle Bowen, CFO.
Please click on the TADS button above to apply for financial assistance. Select "Financial Aid Assessment" once on the TADS website.
Note: If you already created a Ravenna login to submit an application for admission, you can select “Log in with schoolcommunity ID” on the TADS login screen. Choose "Sign Up" in order to create a single username and login that you can use for both TADS and Ravenna.