Affording Emerson

If your child would thrive at Emerson, the cost of tuition should not be the deciding factor as to whether or not they attend. Each family has different financial needs, some greater than others, and flexible tuition means that the cost of attending Emerson is relative to your family’s unique situation.

Tuition Figures for 2024-2025

  • Young Fives: $18,832
  • Kindergarten: $21,203
  • Grades 1–5: $25,678
  • Grades 6–8: $27,748

How Flexible Tuition is Determined
To help determine the tuition your family will be responsible for, families complete the Clarity Financial Aid application. Clarity is a third-party organization that independently assesses each family’s income and expenses. Roughly 20 percent of Emerson’s families participate in flexible tuition.

Nearly one million dollars goes to support families through flexible tuition each year

After the Clarity assessment, each application is reviewed by Emerson’s Financial Aid Committee, and individual circumstances are considered. The tuition your family would be asked to pay is then shared with you, prior to your completion of an enrollment contract.

To participate in flexible tuition, please complete the Clarity Financial Aid application. The application costs $50, and If you would like a fee waiver, please email your request to You can apply for flexible tuition before starting an admissions application. In order to be considered in the first round of awards, your completed application must be received by the end of December.

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

Additional fees include $50 Emerson School Parent Organization (ESPO) annual dues and fees associated with classroom activities and/or field trips, which vary by grade and classroom. Contact Admissions Director Lisa Psarouthakis at for more information.



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.

2024-2025 Tuition Refund Insurance Fee (2.3% of tuition)

  • Young Fives: $355.92
  • Kindergarten: $400.74
  • Grades 1–5: $485.31
  • Grades 6–8: $524.44

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 student’s first day of school according to the current academic calendar.

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