Financing Your Education

Tuition (2017-2018)

Infants and Toddlers                         $24,150              (12 Month Program)          
Preschool - Jr Kindergarten             $24,000               (September to June)          
Kindergarten - Grade 1                     $25,000              (September to June)
Grades 2 - 4                                         $26,000              (September to June)          
Grades 5 - 6                                         $27,000              (September to June)
Grades 7 - 8                                         $28,000              (September to June)

Are you thinking that a Congressional education may be beyond your reach?

It's more affordable than you think! Applications for Financial Aid are being accepted through January 18th.

Not Included in Tuition (2017-2018)

Tuition Insurance

Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:


PS - Jr. K                             $624

Grades K - 1                        $650

Grades 2 - 4                         $676

Grades 5 - 6                         $702

Grades 7 - 8                         $728



Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation.


AM Only              $2,250           Community Stop

PM Only*            $3,500           Community Stop

Round Trip*       $4,000          Community Stop


*The Afternoon Bus departs at 4:40 p.m. and includes one hour of Extended Hours Program


Visit our Transportation page for more information.

Extended Hours Program (EHP)

Available for students Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fees are listed below:


AM Only (Opens at 7am)       $1,805

PM Only (Closes at 6pm)       $3,610

Both AM and PM                     $5,415

AM Drop In Fee                       $20

PM Drop In Fee                       $25


Visit our Extended Hours page for more information.


Annual Fees are listed below:


PS - Jr. K: Full Lunch           $1,550

PS - Jr. K: Milk Only             $125

K - 8: Full Lunch                   $1,795

K - 8: Milk Only                     $125

K - 8: Pizza Friday                 $355

Enrollment Fee

Once a student is accepted, a $1000 non-refundable deposit must accompany a signed contract in order for the student to be enrolled. This deposit is credited toward the total outstanding tuition balance. 


A one-time new student enrollment fee of $500 will be billed with first tuition installment


January 18

Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

January 31

Re-Enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid Notification

March 31

Admission & Financial Aid Notifications sent to Prospective Families

Financial Aid

Congressional School is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to children enrolled in Kindergarten - Grade 8. 

As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we utilize their financial aid platform, School & Student Services (SSS), to objectively determine a family’s ability to contribute to their child(ren)'s educational expenses. After reviewing the recommended grant from SSS, Congressional’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination regarding the amount of the financial aid award. School budget constraints may limit the number and size of financial aid awards. Per school policy, need-based financial aid is only available to students in Kindergarten - Grade 8 and our maximum award is 80%. All applications are held in strict confidence. In addition, families must re-apply for financial aid on an annual basis through SSS.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Applicants must complete the Admission application process to be considered for Financial Aid. To be considered for the first-round of grants, financial aid applications are due on January 18, 2017.


Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on any funds available after the first-round is complete. Second round awards will be offered on a rolling basis until the budget is exhausted.


November 2            SSS Financial Aid Application Available Online

January 18               Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

January 31               Re-Enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid Notification
                                   sent to Current Families

March 3                   Admission & Financial Aid Notification sent to Prospective Families


How to Apply

Please go to to begin the application process.


Congressional School's SSS code is 4267 and will ensure that the Financial Aid Committee receives your application.

Documents Needed for Financial Aid Application

  • Current year estimated tax information
  • Copy of 2016 W-2 forms (to be uploaded)
  • Copy of most recent completed tax forms (to be uploaded)

Completed tax forms for 2016 will be required before a final grant decision is made, as the initial financial aid grant will be estimated until confirmed with your complete 2016 tax information. Please complete your Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.



Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.


A Financial Aid Run-Down from our Director of Admission and Financial Aid

The Congressional Fund

The cost of educating each child at Congressional exceeds the revenue from tuition and fees. Like most independent schools, we rely on parents, alumni, and friends for voluntary support. All parents are encouraged to contribute to The Congressional Fund annual giving program which supplements our operating budget. We encourage and appreciate participation through volunteering, attending, or donating, in other fundraisers during the year, including the annual Gala and Auction in the spring.

Visit the Congressional Fund page for more information.