Tuition and Financial Aid
Both children would agree that there was the expectation that one does more than simply go to school at GA; that you're expected to contribute to the community in some way, shape, or form, whether through community service, or participation in a team, or contributions in terms of the Writing Center or Singing Patriots, for example. I think that higher expectation was something that we saw in both children, continuing in their collegiate and now in their professional careers. They learned it's not just enough to show up." - Joan and Hank Korth P'09 '12
Tuition is paid via a 10-month online payment plan, while fees are billed each month through our online accounting company. An enrollment deposit is required by late winter, and payments for tuition begin each May.
|PreK (til Noon)||$14,860|
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is all-inclusive of activity and technology fees for all students. It is payable either in full or by enrolling in a 10-month online payment plan. Tuition for the coming year is set by GA’s Board of Trustees and announced in late January.
We encourage all interested families to inquire about tuition assistance. Annually, financial aid is awarded to approximately 28% of the student body. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Uniforms, Books, Supplies and Meals
Students are billed monthly for individual charges they incur, such as school supplies, snacks and spirit wear from the School Store, school dance admission, student fundraisers, and Lower School after school programs.
A uniform is required for all Lower School students. A GA GEAR dress code is in effect for all Middle and Upper School students. Parents may visit our Consignment Shop, run by the Parents' Committee, for pre-owned Lower School uniforms and GA GEAR. SEE MORE about the dress code.
Dining Services are run by Meriwether-Godsey. Each student has a dining account with this company, which operates on a declining balance system. Students in grades 3 through 12 purchase food in the Dining Room and the total is automatically deducted from their individual balance. Students in grades PreK, K, 1st and 2nd can order lunch and have it delivered to their dining area in the Lower School. READ MORE about this service.
Germantown Academy partners with Follett Books to serve the textbook needs of students in Middle and Upper School. The representatives at Follett specialize in partnering with independent schools and are committed to being a cost conscious resource for all of our students' textbook needs. The book lists are posted each July for Middle and Upper School students through Follett and parents are responsible for purchasing the required materials before the first day of classes in September. Representatives from Follett come to campus every June for a book buyback where students can receive money from books they no longer need. Lower School students receive their materials from their teachers throughout the school year.
There are numerous opportunities for off-campus activities. Many students visit museums, historical sites, and sometimes, other countries, to augment their understanding of topics covered in their daily curriculum. Student clubs and organizations offer trips that may require additional expense. Costs vary according to the activity.
For more information on GA’s Tuition and Fees, please call the Business Office at 267-405-7393.