Access and Affordability

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 makes tuition assistance considerations on the basis of financial assessments conducted by School and Student Services (SSS), a subsidiary of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Families confidentially submit documentation to SSS, and Wheeler’s Tuition Assistance Committee carefully reviews the organization’s recommendation before considering a Tuition Assistance package.

Your investment in a Wheeler education for your family is among the most important decisions you will make. We recognize the thought and time you devote to choosing the best education available, and through the enrollment process, it is our aim to build a school environment that is both accessible and affordable for everyone.

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. Wheeler’s commitment to access and affordability extends through all of our academic divisions and meets your family’s educational investment with an understanding of how Wheeler can contribute depending on each family situation.

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. As a result, Wheeler commits more than $4 million dollars to tuition assistance to approximately 200 students each year.

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.

To download our complete list of tuition and fees click here.

The Wheeler School 2019-20 School Year Fees

Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten ($150 Activity Fee)

  • $24,075 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $21,575 (until 3PM)
  • $17,825 (until 12PM)

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade ($250 Activity Fee)

  • $36,035 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $33,535

3rd – 5th Grade ($250 Activity Fee)

  • $37,045 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $34,545

6th – 12th Grade ($450 Activity Fee)

  • $37,900

The Hamilton School at Wheeler 2019-20 School Year Fees

1st-5th Grade

  • $54,055 (includes 5 Day WOW AfterCare bundle)
  • $51,555

6th-8th Grade

  • $51,555 (with $450 Activity Fee)

Hamilton Upper School Academic Support (HASP) for Gr. 9-12

  • $47,565 (with $450 Activity Fee)

Tuition and Fees 2019-20

Tuition and Fees 2019-20
Please download this chart to see all tuition and fees for 2019-20

Begin the financial aid process

Visit the SSS website to begin the financial aid process by completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) for the 2019-20 school year. After completing the PFS you’ll need to upload your 2017 taxes and your 2018 W-2 forms to complete the application process.

Complete this online form to start the financial aid application process. **The SSS code number for The Wheeler School is 8170, entered into item Part B, “Student Applicant Information.”

Need help completing these forms?  Visit this page for more information.

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