Tuition & Tuition Assistance
TuitionTuition is designed to meet the core costs of providing the highest quality educational program for our students. However, while tuition provides for much of our annual program costs, it does not cover the full expense of educating a child. Like many independent schools, we count on bridging the financial gap through charitable contributions made to our Annual Fund. By keeping tuition modest, we believe we can put an RA education within reach for more families and build the type of inclusive community we all wish to have.
Tuition at RA is calculated to cover the core costs of the educational program, including textbooks, instructional materials, and laboratory fees at all grade levels. The RA meal plan, Parent Association fees, field trips, as well as athletic uniforms and equipment are also included in the cost of tuition.
Please contact our Landmark Preschool campuses for information as tuition varies based on age, schedule, and program.
Grade 1 through Grade 3: $33,015
Grades 4 & 5: $36,930
Grade 6 through Grade 8: $38,585
*At various grade levels, additional fees apply for overnight field trips, P.E. uniforms, and other incidentals.
RA currently offers three payment options:
Single payment, due June 1
Two (2) payments: 60% due June 1, followed by 40% due December 1.
Eight (8) monthly payments: June 1 to Jan 1.
*Bi-annual and Monthly Payment schedules include a fee for paying in installments, and mandatory TRP.
Although Ridgefield Academy makes every effort to meet financial aid requests, our $2.1 million in tuition assistance monies awarded does not keep up with the pace of requests. Our aid packages are direct grants, with no repayment requirements. Returning students whose families complete the renewal process in a timely fashion will have award letters with their re-enrollment letters; applicants to the school whose families complete the aid application process in a timely fashion will have award letters with their initial acceptance letters. Families are required to complete the aid application process annually.