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Tuition Rates 

2019-2020 School Year

Explorers I (4-5 years old; traditional Pre-K ages)* $4,020
Explorers II  (5-6 years old; traditional Kindergarten ages)* $5,846
Lower School Class 1 – Class 5 $11,742
Middle School Class 6 – Class 7 $11,742
Upper School Class 9 – Class 12 $12,754
Class Nine to Class Twelve Part Time $2,060 per credit* 

 

Note: 
*Explorers I runs 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
Students must be age 4 before September 1, 2018.
 
*Explorers II runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).
Students must be age 5 before September 1, 2018.
 
*Part-Time - Humanities (2 course credits) is required to be eligible to enroll in additional C9-C12 classes.  
 
Multi-Student Discount
2 children enrolled – $500 per family
3 children enrolled – $1,500 per family
4 children enrolled – $2,500 per family
5 or more children enrolled – $3,500 per family
 
Additional Charges
Curriculum and Supplies (billed in July) – $200 per student
Activity and Field Trips (billed in July) – $160 per student
Clubs, Aftercare and Sports are optional and are billed separately.
 
Facts Tuition Management

Clapham School uses the FACTS Tuition Management system to process payment for school tuition, clubs and other fees.

 

Tax Considerations

You may qualify for an annual tax credit as set out in the Illinois tax credit law. Check with your tax preparer or the Illinois Department of Revenue. Also please check with a trusted tax expert on the new laws allowing the use of 529 savings plans for private elementary education.

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The Clapham School policy on tuition differs from most other schools in a number of respects.

  1. Class sizes are limited to 16 students per class, so the student to teacher ratio compares favorably to most other day school options.  The benefit from a smaller class size cannot be underestimated.  We invite prospective parents to schedule times to come observe for themselves the difference this makes in the lives of Clapham School students.
  2. Our educational model is focused on creating a challenging, yet nurturing classroom environment; therefore, we put priority on funding faculty training and compensation and providing high-quality learning materials and experiences for Clapham School students. 
  3. Clapham School is accredited by ISACS. Our tuition rates remain lower than other ISACS accredited schools in the Chicago area that we view as more comparable competitors academically.

 

Naturally then, we place significant focus on raising funds to help award scholarships for those families that need some financial help in affording a Clapham education for their children.

Clapham School has stated a goal to never turn away a student because of financial need. We strongly encourage interested families to apply for financial aid in the form of Need Based Grants. For the families who are the right fit for our unique model, our financial aid process is the way we ensure that a Clapham education is affordable.

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