Tuition & Affordability
Grymes is committed to building a thriving and diverse learning community.
THE VALUE OF GRYMES
Setting the tuition is one of the most important responsibilities of the Grymes Board of Trustees. As a top priority, the school must generate sufficient revenue to attract and retain our faculty, whose reputation for teaching excellence and commitment to young people is much deserved. Small class sizes, wide-ranging programs, multiple buildings, and a beautiful 42-acre campus are additional expenses that require prudent financial planning.
A Grymes education is an investment in your child’s future. As we understand the challenges families face, let us work with you in giving your child the best educational start possible and one that will reap dividends for years to come.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS
We offer three flexible payment plans that can make tuition payments easily manageable and worry-free for any family. With our payment plans, you have the ability to choose between paying in full, paying in three installments throughout the year, and paying in ten monthly installments throughout the academic year. You may choose how you would like to pay, whether from a checking/savings account or by credit card. You can access the FACTS online payment system here.
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Grymes’ tuition is comprehensive, which means that we do not charge additional fees. Tuition includes most of the tools used for classroom learning, particularly workbooks, daily planners, textbooks, readers and classroom technology. Our bus service is free of charge, and we do not charge technology fees, athletics fees or a Parents Association Fee, as many other schools do. The only additional charge that all parents* are required to pay along with tuition is a 1% Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI) payment, which protects against unexpected withdrawals. This payment is reflected in the first billing statement.
*All parents are required to purchase TRI unless paying in full in one payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
SSS stands for School and Student Services, an objective and consistent service administered through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) that evaluates a family’s financial need based on the financial profile that is submitted to them directly. More than 2,100 schools around the country use SSS as a way to determine a family’s ability to contribute to their children’s educational expenses.
Determining a family’s ability to contribute toward private school tuition requires a complex look at many factors in a family’s profile. The major factors reviewed include income and expenses, assets and debts, taxes paid, household size, and number of children enrolled in any program that charges tuition.
We suggest applying as you begin the Admissions process. Please note, the Tuition Assistance Program is separate from the admissions process and assistance offers are only considered after a signed contract and deposit have been returned and enrollment has been completed. If the amount of assistance awarded after a new family is enrolled is not sufficient to meet a family’s need, the enrollment deposit will be returned in full.
If you qualify to participate in the Tuition Assistance Program, you can be eligible to receive a discount of up to 50% towards your annual tuition. The resources we have budgeted for the program each year are limited, but we are committed to doing our best to meet your family’s needs.
After you submit your complete financial statement to SSS, it can take up to 14 days for us to receive the evaluation from SSS. Our Tuition Assistance Committee then meets to determine the amount of assistance we can offer based on the resources available. The entire process can take up to three weeks.