Tuition and Affording Kirby

An investment in your child's future.

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.

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

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 $20,000.  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.

We've created tuition assistance scenarios to offer insight into the factors we consider when evaluating a tuition assistance application.  If you have questions or would like to learn more, email our Tuition Assistance team at fa@kirby.org to set up a confidential conversation.  We welcome the opportunity to talk together.

Tuition Assistance Scenarios

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.

Diversity is an imperative.

A diverse community enhances the learning experience for everyone.  We encourage applicants from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, opinions, genders, sexual orientations, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and learning styles.

2019-2020 Tuition

Grades 6 and 7:
$29,250
Grades 8 through 12:
$33,900
International Students:
$39,900

One Time Fees

Our one time fees are:

Application fee:
$75

New student enrollment fee:
$1000*

*This fee is waived for families receiving tuition assistance awards.

Sibling Discount

Kirby School offers a 10% sibling discount to families with two or more children enrolled at Kirby. The 10% discount will be applied to the lesser tuition of the 2nd sibling and each subsequent sibling of an enrolled Kirby student.

Rates for 2020-2021

Tuition rates are set annually by the Board of Trustees. Rates for the 2020-2021 school year will be made available in January 2020. 

General questions about Kirby School and the application process may be addressed by contacting our Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux, at 831-423-0658 x 202 or emailing admissions@kirby.org