Tuition And Financial Aid

Without state or federal funding, tuition and gifts provide 100 percent of our school’s operating budget. But as four decades of Emerson families and alumni will tell you, an Emerson education is one of the best investments you will ever make.

2018-2019 Tuition

  • Kindergarten: $16,990
  • Grades 1–5: $20,590
  • Grades 6–8: $22,390

Tuition refund insurance is available and provides a safeguard in the event of family relocation, employment change, injury/illness, or other unexpected change.

Financial Aid

If you’re considering Emerson but cost is a barrier, please apply online for financial aid (you can apply for aid before starting an admissions application). A wide range of aid is available depending on each family’s need—whether great, small, or the majority who are somewhere in between.

More than $500,000 of Financial Aid is Available

The amount of financial aid a family is eligible to receive is determined independently through the FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment. Each application is then reviewed by Emerson’s Financial Aid Committee, and individual circumstances are considered. Families will know the final amount of aid offered to them before being asked to complete an enrollment contract.
+ Download the Financial Aid Overview

To apply, please complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment at You will need to have your most recent tax return and W2s (even if it’s the previous year’s).
+ Apply for financial aid at

Note: The application may reflect the current year’s tuition. This will be updated with next year’s tuition numbers when finalized, which may not be before the FA application deadline. Families will see any associated changes to FA in advance of the reenrollment cancellation deadline of March 1.

  • Admissions decisions are made independently of financial aid considerations. Emerson School admits qualified students without regard to race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physical handicap.
  • Emerson does not offer merit- or achievement-based financial aid.
  • Only students with signed contracts are eligible for financial aid.
  • Receiving an award in a given year does not guarantee an award for any subsequent years.
  • Denial of an award in any given year does not preclude an award for any subsequent years.
  • Awards are allocated by a Financial Aid Committee.

+ Download the Financial Aid Overview

Emerson School recommends participating in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan, which provides families with tuition obligation coverage in the event of a student’s withdrawal or dismissal from the school before the academic year is completed.

2018-2019 Tuition Refund Insurance Fee (2.4% of tuition)

  • Kindergarten: $383.76
  • Grades 1–5: $470.16
  • Grades 6–8: $513.36

The premium is billed by the school in September and payment is forwarded to the insurance company, A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Please read the brochure for a detailed explanation of the terms of the policy. The Tuition Refund Insurance Plan becomes effective on the students first day of school according to the current academic calendar.

+ A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. tuition refund plan coverage