Tuition & Affordability

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

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.

Financial Assistance

The St. Michael’s financial assistance program is designed to make a St. Michael’s education accessible to a wide range of families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. St. Michael’s is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

Begin the Financial Assistance Process

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit.

Click to apply through Clarity

The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is December 1, 2023, for returning families and February 15, 2024, for new families.

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.

Tuition 2024-2025

Toddler, Preschool, and Prekindergarten: $20,085
Kindergarten – Grade 4: $31,150
Grade 5 – Grade 8: $35,535

Our consolidated tuition includes:

Extended School Day from 7:30am – 5:30pm
Learning Specialists
Middle School Athletics
iPads for grades 1 – 2
MacBook laptop for grades 3 – 8
Books, supplies, yearbook
Middle School Theater Program
Innovation Lab
Sail Newport Program
Testing Supplies
Field Trips

All-Inclusive Tuition

Extended School Day programming is included in the price of tuition ($6,100 value to families). 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.)

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. St. Michael’s Country Day School’s military discount for U.S. families on active duty is 50% for students in grades Kindergarten – Grade 8. (We will offer a 25% military discount for families who have children in the Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs).

Sandy Merten
Director of Enrollment


B.A., University of California Los Angeles
M. Ed., Pepperdine University