Tuition and Affordability
The Value of a Mackintosh Education
Mackintosh Academy nurtures the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. The benefits of a Mackintosh education include:
- Low student/teacher ratios in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment
- Full-time gifted program that addresses children’s wide range of needs, passions, and abilities
- Accredited IB Program where units of inquiry inspire deep, transdisciplinary understanding
- A whole-child focus that encourages the development of emotional intelligence, self-regulation and communication skills as well as academic skills
- A hands-on approach to learning and problem solving that bolsters creativity and innovation
Ultimately, our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them. Or, as we like to say, “Our students love to learn and learn to leave their mark.”
Tuition, Aid, and Affordability
The lifelong benefits of an education that sparks the intellect, nurtures social-emotional growth, and teaches students to put knowledge into action are hard to quantify. While tuition at Mackintosh Academy is below the national average for independent schools, we understand that affording an independent school education requires a significant commitment for families. Socioeconomic and ethnic diversity are important to us, and we offer tuition assistance to as many qualified families as possible.
Tuition Assistance Process
Awards are given for grades PreK – 8, and amounts are determined using results from an independent financial analysis conducted by FACTS Grant and Aid, a division of Nelnet. Approximately thirty percent of Mackintosh students receive some tuition assistance to help cover tuition. We structure our awards by first serving those students who currently receive awards, then other enrolled students who have had a change in their financial status, followed by newly accepted students. All families receiving tuition assistance must reapply every year.
To start an application, go to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Tuition Assistance information is confidential. Only the Tuition Assistance Committee will be privy to this sensitive and personal information.
More information on our Solar Scholars program, for students with significant financial need, can be found here. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Beth Steklac, with any questions regarding how to apply for tuition assistance.
Tuition Rates for the 2021-22 School Year
PreK Morning Program: $12,330
PreK through Fourth Grade: $20,550
Fifth and Sixth Grade: $20,825
Seventh and Eighth Grade: $21,600
(A deposit of $2000 is due at contract signing.
Full tuition above includes that deposit.)
Please note: Tuition includes books and field trips, with the exception of extended or overnight trips (such as the fourth grade trip to Keystone Science School, the Washington D.C. trip in fifth or sixth grade, or middle school service trips). School supplies are a separate expense, and parents are responsible for providing supplies each year. In addition, students in grades 4-8 are required to have a laptop computer.
Overnight trips are integral part of the Mackintosh Academy learning experience. In addition to the tuition costs noted above, parents should be prepared for overnight trip costs estimated below. Parents are strongly encouraged to involve their children in helping raise funds for these trips. Mackintosh will also work with families to find fundraising opportunities on campus during events such as our Mack Market.
4th grade $300- $400
5th/6th grade $300-$400/$1600 – $1800 alternating years
7th/8th grade $800-$900/$1500 – $1700 alternating years
Tuition may be paid in full, quarterly, or in ten monthly equal payments. A sibling discount of $750 is currently offered to all second children and $1,000 to all third and subsequent children in the same family. Please email Arleen Brogan-Smith with any questions about tuition payments.
Tuition insurance protects your investment and is highly recommended. We work with Dewar Tuition Insurance. For more information, see the document below.