Tuition & Financial Aid

The Spence School has made a strong commitment through the financial aid program to reach out to students who show intellectual promise regardless of their economic situation. Financial aid allows enrollment of the best students across the socio-economic spectrum and helps create a more diverse student body. It makes for a teaching and learning experience that is much stronger.

Approximately 19.4% of our students receive financial aid. Grants are given on the basis of need, and each case receives individual consideration based on information provided by the family and School and Student Services (SSS). Grants range from $7,920 to $58,395 depending on need. Every family is expected to make a financial contribution towards tuition. Spence makes available a monthly tuition payment plan. Access to the SSS Family Portal for 2021-2022 will be available on September 1. Families must file financial aid applications for each year the student attends Spence. Financial aid applications are also due by December 1.

The Financial Aid Package 2021

To learn more about matters that the Financial Aid Committee takes into consideration in establishing financial assistance for families and about expenses (incidentals) that are included in your financial aid package, please use the following links:
We would be delighted to speak to you in person to answer any questions you may have about Financial Aid or to provide clarification. Please email Melissa Sanchez at or Susan Parker at to schedule a phone call.

Tuition 2021-2022

Tuition (all grades): $58,820
(includes books, lunch and class trips)

Parents’ Association Dues (per family): $50

Registration Fee: $75

Class Dues (per child):
Grades K-12: $75

Tuition Payment Schedule

Accounts are to be paid in accordance with the following schedule:
March 15, 2021: 20% (deadline after which tuition is non-refundable is April 30)
June 1, 2021: 70% of total
November 1, 2021: 10% of total

CONTACT Financial Aid

For more information about Financial Aid, please call the Admissions Office at 212-710-8140.
The Spence School adheres to a long-standing policy of admitting students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship or athletic and other school-administered programs.