At St. Michael’s Country Day School, we believe in shaping the future of our children’s school community.  We also believe that the advantages of an independent school, (small class size, individualized instruction, leadership opportunities in the classroom and community, a strong arts, technology and athletics program), should be available to as many academically qualified students as possible.  Economic diversity improves the educational and social experience for students and is critical to sustaining a healthy school culture.

We believe that the cost of a St. Michael’s education should not be a deterrent to any family, regardless of income and assets.

Tuition 2019-2020.

  • Preschool and Prekindergarten: (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.):  $12,950
  • Kindergarten:  $22,000
  • Grade 1 – Grade 4:  $23,060
  • Grade 5 -Grade 8:  $26,200

>> St. Michael’s Academic and Merit Scholarships

We are pleased to offer $10,000 Academic Merit Scholarships for students entering grades 4-6. Currently the application has closed but you can Learn More > or contact Ted Ferry for details.

>>All-Inclusive Tuition

Extended School Day programming  is included in the price of tuition.  There will be NO additional fee associated with these programs. Children can stay at St. Michael’s from morning drop off until 5:30pm with no additional cost incurred. (Note: Excludes the Enrichment Program.)

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

1. Families who wish to be considered for tuition assistance are asked to complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS). Submit an online PFS through the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2019.

2. Submit copies of the prior years’ tax returns (required by St. Michael’s).
The Tuition Assistance Committee uses the information provided by SSS and the applicant’s tax returns as guidelines to determine whether a family qualifies for tuition assistance and the grant amount to be awarded.

Active Military Discount

St. Michael’s is proud of its long, historical connection to the US military and US military families in Newport.  Each year, the school enrolls fifteen to twenty five students from families connected to the Naval Academy’s War College and other service related duties.  US military families bring a rich trove of national and international diversity to our community and enrich the experience of all our students.

The school has been exceptionally supportive to US military families through financial assistance.  While classroom spaces and tuition assistance funds are available, active military families who apply for financial assistance can expect to receive support commensurate with their families’ need.

Dates to Remember

Tuition Assistance

  • February 1, 2019: All Tuition Assistance Applications are due
  • April 1, 2019: Tuition Assistance applicants are notified of their acceptance status.
  • ROLLING: April 15 through September 1, 2018: New Tuition Assistance applicants are reviewed and accepted based on available remaining grant monies.


  • February 8, 2019: SMCDS applications are due for the review and selection process.
  • March 1, 2019: New Applicants are notified of their acceptance status.
  • ROLLING: March 1 – September 1 2019: New SMCDS applications are reviewed and accepted pending available spots.

Prior to the Tuition Assistance discussion and consideration, students must first apply for admission St. Michael’s Country Day School.  <<<Learn More about the admissions process >>>

Hilary Krieger, Admissions Office
401-849-5970 ext 300