At Sage Ridge School, we believe education is the best investment for a child’s future. We strive to make our unparalleled program as financially accessible as possible, to all those families for whom our mission and programs are an ideal fit. Sage Ridge School is committed to being an inclusive community with a student body that reflects a broad economic and social mix with a diversity of interests, talents, backgrounds, and levels of involvement beyond the classroom. No qualified student should be deterred by financial circumstances from applying to SRS. Families who feel they need assistance are encouraged to apply for aid.
These facts may help you determine if Sage Ridge is within your reach.
For the 2019-2020 school year, we granted $623,240 in tuition assistance to qualifying families in grades 3-12.
We recognize that this is a major investment in your child’s education and future. To assist families in affording this educational choice, we offer payment options and encourage families to apply for financial aid by the end of January.
Payments on tuition can be made by installments or upfront. Payments by installment are managed by Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition) and families who opt for installments are required to purchase tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is available to all families as well.
Financial Aid & Sage Ridge Scholars
What's the difference?
Financial aid is awarded based on financial need as demonstrated by the FAST application. These awards vary in size and application is available to any student. Sage Ridge Scholars are high-achieving, mission-appropriate students from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds who apply to the Sage Ridge Scholars program in grade 8 and are awarded a full scholarship for grades 9-12.
In determining need, the guidelines of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), an organization used by independent schools nationwide, are followed. A family must submit completed financial aid forms to FAST for each school year. Families who miss the deadlines for the financial aid application, or who do not return the re-enrollment contract with the deposit by specified deadline, risk losing their award. If a student is applying for admission after the deadline, but is interested in financial aid the family should proceed with the FAST application regardless.
It is important to note that admissions decisions and financial aid awards are decided separately and that all financial aid information is strictly confidential.
The FAST application must be completed each year that financial aid is requested.
To apply for financial aid, fill out the online FAST application. Applications are currently open for the 2020-2021 school year. Financial aid is awarded as funds allow on a first come, first served basis after the initial round of awards are given in February.
Prospective families, please fill out the online application before filling out the FAST financial aid applicaiton.