Financial Aid

Your investment in a Wheeler education for your family is among the most important decisions you will make.

The Wheeler Tuition Assistance Program

The Wheeler School financial aid program is designed to make a Wheeler education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Wheeler uses 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.
Wheeler’s Tuition Assistance Committee carefully reviews the organization’s recommendation before considering a Tuition Assistance package.

Financial aid is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade based on need. Applications for financial support must be completed by new and returning families every year by December 31 for the following school year. Late applications will be considered if there are remaining funds available. Returning families receiving aid can reasonably expect financial assistance each year assuming their financial profile remains the same. Awards are released only once all student accounts are current and in good standing with the business office.

Begin the financial aid 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 can save your progress and return at any time.

Need help completing these forms?

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.

Important Contacts

We also invite you to speak with Meghan Kiley, our Associate Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, to ask for any additional information or more detailed questions.

Download our complete list of tuition and fees for the 2023-24 School Year.

Our philosophy of access and affordability

As a welcoming, inclusive community, Wheeler embraces and celebrates the commonalities and differences of our school and the wider world. We believe that a meaningful, purposeful life includes learning from all people — all genders, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. We know that the best standards of education — and our own school values — find that children build higher levels of empathy and achievement in a diverse environment.

To support families in making this investment, Wheeler’s Board of Trustees allocates a percentage of each year’s annual operating budget to providing tuition assistance. In addition, a legacy of alumni, parent and grandparent donors also make student tuition assistance a priority in their endowment and annual giving to the School, helping to ensure that children from all walks of life learn together. More than $4 million dollars of tuition assistance is awarded to 200+ students each year.


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