Tuition and Financial Aid

The Spence School has a strong and longstanding commitment to enroll students with great potential regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $63,011–this includes all program costs including books, class trips, and meal services. Currently, one in five Spence students receive Financial Aid, and the School allocates $7.9 million annually to need-based Financial Aid to make Spence accessible to a range of families.

Tuition 2023-2024

The tuition is inclusive of all program costs including books, class trips, and meal services. The only exceptions are nominal fees:
Parents’ Association Dues (per family): $50
Class Dues (per child): $75
Registration Fee: $75

Payment Options
After the Initial Deposit of 20%
Annual - June 1st 80% Tuition
Semi-Annual - June 1st 70%, November 1st 10%
Monthly - May - December over 8 months (80%)

Contact Us

Melissa Sanchez 
Coordinator of Admissions and Financial Aid

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 to begin the process.

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  • $7.9 million

    is allocated annually in Financial Aid 
  • 20.85%

    of students receive Financial Aid
  • Average financial grant:

    Grant range: $8,011-$62,561 
Spence uses the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) financial aid application through School and Student Services (SSS). The following steps outline the application process:

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More About Financial Aid at Spence
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:
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