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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.

We utilize FACTS in our tuition assistance and scholarship application process.

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.

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. 

Tuition Rates for the 2019-20 School Year

PreK Morning Program: $11,510

PreK through Sixth Grade: $19,180

Seventh and Eighth Grade: $20,240

(A deposit of $2000 is due at contract signing.
Full tuition above includes that deposit.)

Tuition rates include books and field trips with the exception of overnights or special class trips.  School supplies are a separate expense and parents are responsible for providing supplies each year. Students in grades four through eight are required to supply their own 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 Schedule

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. For more information, see the document below.

Dewar Tuition Insurance Program

Statement of Non-Discrimination: Mackintosh Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Mackintosh Academy does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, Tuition Assistance programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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