Tuition and Affording Kirby

If Kirby School feels right for you, we encourage you to apply.

We appreciate that families prioritize their children's education.  We share that priority and invest in the success of every student we admit to our program.  We also understand the financial commitment families make for an independent school education. Kirby School is an investment in your child's future.

Tuition Assistance 

A diverse community is essential for excellence.  To inspire students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, we offer a Tuition Assistance Program.  Last year approximately 25% of our families received over $1.1 million in assistance and our average award was over $15,000.  A tuition assistance award has the effect of reducing the tuition payment for a student.  This helps members of our community from a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds to achieve their educational dreams.

Tuition Assistance Scenarios

Email our Tuition Assistance team at fa@kirby.org to set up a confidential conversation.  We welcome the opportunity to talk together.

Start a Tuition Assistance Application

We partner with FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) to evaluate applications.  Applicants may begin an online application for assistance for the 2020-2021 school year beginning December 1, 2019 and must finish their application by February 13, 2020.  Tuition Assistance applications are reviewed independently of admissions applications which are due by February 4, 2020.

Start a FAST Application

We encourage applicants from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, opinions, genders, sexual orientations, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and learning styles.

2020-2021 Tuition

Grades 6 and 7:
$31,000 which includes 
  • 6th & 7th grade class retreat

  • Healthy snacks

  • Class fees

  • Planners

  • Chromebooks for use at school

  • Parent Association dues

  • Yearbook

Grades 8 through 12:
$35,900 which includes
  • 9th & 12th grade class retreat

  • 10th & 11th grade class trip

  • Healthy snacks

  • Class fees

  • Planners

  • Parent Association dues

  • Yearbook

  • Chromebooks for use at school

International Students:
$42,500

If you have questions about tuition or the application process, please contact our Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux, at 831-423-0658 x 202 or by emailing admissions@kirby.org