Applying to Studio
If you would like to receive a link to our application for admission, schedule a visit, or receive printed materials, please click here.
The Application Checklist clearly outlines the steps for completing our admission requirements. We will continue to accept applications for all Programs until interview slots are filled. After receiving your completed application, we will contact you to schedule:
Toddlers: Family interview
Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, Grade 9: Parent interview and a visit
for your child
Please note that our Toddler Program is separate from the ongoing school, which consists of our Early Childhood through Grade 9 Programs. A separate application for the ongoing school
is required to enter our Early Childhood Program.
Programs and Tuitions
2013-2014 School Year *
Ones and Twos
9:15 am - 11:15 am, 2 mornings $8,470
Twos and Threes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 3 mornings $13,910
Threes and Fours
8:20 am - 12:30 pm, 5 days $20,800
8:20 am - 3:00 pm, 5 day ** $33,430
Fours and Fives
8:20 am - 3:00 pm, 5 days ** $33,430
Elementary School: Grades 1-4
8:20 am - 3:00 pm** $33,430
Middle School: Grades 5-8
8:20 am - 3:00 pm $34,910
High School: Grade 9
8:20 am - 3:00 pm $39,500
* Tuition for the 2014-2015 School Year will be available in January 2014
The Studio School is committed to attracting and admitting an economically diverse student body. Financial Aid is
offered to families with children applying to Kindergarten and above, based on financial need and availability of funds.
Twenty percent of the student body receives financial assistance. Families must notify The Studio School of their
interest in applying for financial aid when applying for admission. The Financial Aid application form is available at www.tads.com.
Financial Aid FAQs
What percentage of students receive financial aid?
Twenty percent of the student body receives financial aid.
When should I apply for financial aid?
Families must notify The Studio School of their interest in applying for financial aid when applying for admission.
Who is eligible?
Financial Aid is offered to families with children applying to Kindergarten and above, based on financial need and availability of funds. Twenty percent of the student body receives financial assistance. The School strives to maintain from year to year a level of aid that is commensurate with each family’s need.
Are there merit scholarships?
In 2009 The Studio School established the Virginia O’Hanlon Scholarship Fund to begin to raise funds for scholarships for students, based on both need and merit.
How is need defined?
We partner with TADS, a company which collects information from applicants and makes recommendations to the Admission Office regarding the amount of financial aid to be granted to families. TADS makes a weighted recommendation for distribution of our financial aid budget based on each family’s situation. The Financial Aid Committee reviews this recommendation and makes final decisions based on financial need and availability of funds.
Where can I find the forms required to apply for financial aid?
The Financial Aid application form is available at www.tads.com.
Will a request for financial support have any impact on an admission decision? Is it a need-blind admission policy?
Few independent schools can afford a genuine need-blind policy. The Studio School makes the initial admissions decision based solely on a candidate’s qualifications and without regard to ability to pay. If a greater number of qualified applicants require aid than the School can support, final decisions will be made and those applicants that we wish to accept, but do not have the funds for, will be placed on the wait list.
Your confidentiality is respected.
For both new and returning students, financial aid information is confidential and shared only with the Admissions Office, Financial Aid Committee, Business Manager, and Head of School.