At Sequoyah, we believe in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

How Tuition Works at Sequoyah


If you are considering Sequoyah for your child, then you most likely believe in the value of an independent school education. And whether your top reasons for applying are high academic standards, small classes and individual attention, or excellent teachers and an actively involved parent community, or an educational philosophy based in inclusiveness and respect, you will come to understand that investing in a whole-child education will pay dividends for a lifetime.

Few families at independent schools find it easy to pay tuition; and many use a variety of strategies to pay for a Sequoyah education – adjusting spending priorities, carefully managing income and assets, and often acquiring additional funding from lenders or grandparents. Sequoyah offers our families the flexibility to choose between two tuition payment options – a full tuition payment by June 29, or an 11-month payment plan.

We encourage families who have concerns about their ability to afford the top tuition to apply for Indexed Tuition. For those families whose complete application meets established criteria, we will set tuition based on their unique financial situation.

 

2017-2018 Tuition & Fees Facts

Top Tuition 2017-2018 School Year $25,500
One-time New Student Fee* $1,000
Annual Tuition Protection Plan* $175
Field Studies Fee* Bamboo Forest, Pond, Backyard, Nest: $525
Treehouse, Egret’s Perch, Over There, Out Back: $975
Jr. High: $2,160
Payment Options OPTION #1: Full Tuition Payment —
due June 29
OPTION #2: Monthly Payment Plan —
11 equal payments June through May paid on the first of the month, except February when tuition deposits are paid for the upcoming school year.
There is an annual administrative fee for the payment plan.*
Annual Giving A voluntary contribution. We ask that all families give according to their means. No gift is too small or too large, and all gifts are valued.
Daycare Annual Daycare Contract :
$2,010 for 2017-2018
Monthly 5-Day/Week Contract:
$280 per month/$70 per week
Monthly 2-Day/Week Contract:
$136 per month/$34 per week
Drop-In Daycare:
$12 per hour
Indexed Tuition/SSS Workshop January 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., Sequoyah K8 campus Infinity Room
Indexed Tuition/SSS Form Due February 2, 2018

* can be added to monthly payment plan

INDEXED TUITION APPLICATIONS DUE:

February 2, 2018

Apply online only on the NAIS website. Sequoyah’s Business Office does not require paper copies.

APPLY FOR INDEXED TUITION

Questions about Tuition & Fees?

Ask James.

. . .

Email your questions to
Sequoyah Business Manager
James Cooper.

EMAIL JAMES

Learn more about how tuition is set for your family.

Come to our 2018-2019 Indexed Tuition/SSS Workshop
January 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Infinity Room at Sequoyah School’s K-8 Campus

LEARN MORE BELOW

Sequoyah is an intentionally diverse school community.

At Sequoyah, diversity is a core educational value – including socioeconomic diversity. We dedicate a significant portion of operating revenue to support Indexed Tuition. As a result, the school community includes a broad spectrum of social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. In addition to tuition payments, we ask all families to make a philanthropic contribution to the school each year, according to their means. Annual giving directly contributes to our commitment to sustaining an inclusive school community. We value every gift.

We encourage families who have concerns about their ability to afford the top tuition to apply for Indexed Tuition. For those families whose complete application meets established criteria, we will set tuition based on their unique financial situation.

 
WHAT IS INDEXED TUITION?

Sequoyah offers an Indexed Tuition program, instead of financial aid. An Indexed Tuition program is one where families pay a tuition rate based on their financial means. At Sequoyah, approximately 30-40% of our students will be assigned less than the maximum tuition level set each year.

It’s important that families of new applicants disclose potential need at the time of their original application to the school. If your family is not assigned a lower tuition level upon admission, and unless your family experiences an adverse change in circumstances, we anticipate in our budgeting that your family will be paying the top tuition in subsequent years.

Learn more about our Indexed Tuition Process below.

Confused about
Indexed Tuition?

Ask James.

. . .

Email your questions to
Sequoyah Business Manager James Cooper.

EMAIL James

2018-2019 Indexed Tuition Process

TIMELINE

Please be aware that this process moves quickly. The Indexed Tuition application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is February 2, 2018; however, the submission of materials well in advance of the deadline is greatly appreciated.

GETTING HELP

Applying for Indexed Tuition is a little complicated, but we’ve outlined the basic steps below. In addition, we offer an Indexed Tuition/SSS workshop for applying families to help with the process. We invite you to attend. Join us on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Sequoyah K8 campus Infinity Room. MAP

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1. File your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.

STEP 2. Complete the SSS application form on the NAIS website, and submit by February 2, 2018 with the application fee. Please complete all forms online. Sequoyah’s Business Office does not require hard copies.

STEP 3. Upload your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return directly to the NAIS website. If you are unable to provide your tax return by February 2, 2018, please contact the Sequoyah School Business Manager James Cooper via email or call at 626 795 4351 x217

STEP 4. A tuition determination will be sent with admission letters in March for new students or with re-enrollment contracts in February for returning students.

INDEXED TUITION APPLICATIONS DUE:

February 2, 2018

Apply online only on the NAIS website. Sequoyah’s Business Office does not require paper copies.

APPLY FOR INDEXED TUITION

APPLICATION

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