The following is an overview of Prep’s tuition and fees, as a guide for prospective students and families. Full details regarding tuition and fees are available here.
Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is $18,677. The lion’s share of our tuition goes directly to pay salaries and health benefits of our faculty and staff, and to programs that directly impact the quality of our student experience. Tuition only covers about 80% of the full cost to educate our students – alumni and other donors to Prep subsidize several thousand dollars of the cost of educating every Prep student. Over the past five years, tuition increases at Prep have generally been in the single digits, averaging around 6.5%.
The mandatory annual fees, which are not included in tuition for the academic year, are due in full on June 1. These fees are an activity fee of $750, a book fee of $300, and a technology fee of $250. Over the past few years, we have eliminated extraneous fees, such as the Freshman Arts Day fee, the Frosh-Soph Retreats, etc. The only other charges are for “opt-in” experiences. Examples of these are trips, music lessons, AP exams, SAT preparation, the Browning Center, etc. We have also eliminated mandatory student fundraisers such as the walk-a-thon. We do not have mandatory raffles or other sales that place fundraising demands and requirements on our parents. In addition, we do not have a pay-to-play system for athletics, which can become very expensive for our families. We do not charge for transportation for sports (athletes or fans), or include other athletic fees. We do not have graduation fees. Finally, we have eliminated fees related to our (optional) Emmaus and Kairos retreats with the exception of a small reservation charge.