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 2020-2021

  • Preschool and Prekindergarten: (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.):  $14,450
  • Kindergarten:  $23,600
  • Grade 1 – Grade 4:  $24,750
  • Grade 5 -Grade 8:  $28,000

Our consolidated tuition includes:
  • Extended Day through 5:30pm
  • Early Day from 7:30am
  • 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

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. 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).

Dates to Remember

Tuition Assistance

  • February 15, 2020: The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)  and the 2018 1040 and all schedules must be uploaded to School and Student Services (SSS).
  • August 1, 2020: The 2019 1040 with all schedules must be uploaded to SSS.

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 >>>

Sandy Merten – Director of Enrollment Management
401-849-5970 ext 302

COVID 19 update — our campus is closed but #SMSstaysconnected!

At this time, there are no known cases of COVID 19 in our SMS community. As Head of School Jim Heus wrote in a letter home to parents:

“In keeping with our nation’s efforts to maintain social distancing, and consistent with Governor Raimondo’s two-week suspension of public schools throughout the state, we will launch our plan for distance learning. We have planned, rehearsed and are ready to execute ‘virtual’ instruction on Monday, March 30th.”

Please CLICK HERE for FAQs on COVID 19 and distance learning.