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Thank you for considering investing in a Westerly education. We make every attempt to keep tuition and fees as low as possible for our students and their families.


 The following outlines all major fees associated with your child’s year at Westerly.

Tuition:  Grades K-5
  • 2023-2024     $24,675
          Includes testing and local field studies
Tuition:  Grades 6-8
  • 2022-2023    $25,480
          Includes testing and local field studies
Tuition for the following school year is set each January. Historically, there has been a 3% increase in tuition per school year, which is typical of independent schools.

  • New Family Fee          $1,000
Instructional Resources

The instructional resources fee is used for class supplies including textbooks, student supplies (i.e. notebooks, etc.) and other educational materials. Your student will need to bring a backpack only to school.

K-Grade 2                    $400

Grades 3-4                  $600

Grades 5                      $700                   

Grades 6-8                  $800

Overnight Field Studies

Beginning in fourth grade, your child is able to participate in overnight field studies. Younger grades have stayed close to home, for instance taking part in outdoor adventure programs in Santa Barbara.  Older students tend to travel further. As an example, our eighth graders have traveled to Nicaragua and participated in service learning opportunities with local schools. Fees for these trips are as follows:

Grades 4-7      $450 (approximate)

Grade 8           $2,000 (approximate)

Reservation Deposit

This is a non-refundable $2,000 deposit, per student, that is applied to the total cost of tuition and fees. The amount of the deposit is reduced if the student received a financial assistance award.

Payment Plans

After the reservation deposit is paid, the balance can be paid in full in June.

After the reservation deposit is paid the balance is divided into three equal payments over the course of nine months, typically in June, October, and February. For step by step instructions to set up your payment account, please click here.

After the reservation deposit is paid, the balance is divided into 10 equal payments, typically June through April. No payment will be due in February.  For step by step instructions to set up your payment plan, please click here.

Please note: A 1% fee is billed for payments not received by the due date. A $20 returned check fee will be due for all tuition checks returned for lack of funds.

Before and After Care

Before School Care is available beginning at 7:40 a.m. daily at no charge. After School Care is available until 6 p.m. Please see pricing and program information here.