Tuition and Financial Aid

Few investments are as important as the one you make in your child’s education. The Wye River tuition is based on the cost to offer a highly individualized education delivered by a group of dedicated and talented faculty and staff. We work hard each year to individualize payment plans as well as meet the financial needs of each family through our financial aid program. Please see details below regarding tuition fees, payment options, and financial aid.

TUITION $ 27,700

LAB FEE $ 200
FIELD TRIP FEE (excluding overnight trips) $ 400

Total* $ 29,100

Additional costs will be incurred for an Apple laptop computer (approx $1,200), daily bus transportation (as needed), lunch (if student elects to purchase), school pictures, and a few special activities.

Financial Aid
Because we believe that finances shouldn’t be an obstacle to a great education, we offer a generous and growing program of financial aid. We understand that many families looking at a Wye River Upper School education were not necessarily planning for their student to attend a private school. Families often seek us out because they have been trying diligently to find the right support for their child and have come to realize that their student’s school environment has to change.

If Wye River looks like the right school for you, but the cost makes you hesitate, please talk to us. Wye River was founded to be a resource for any family. We want to work with students who can benefit from our program. Families at a wide range of income levels have watched their children thrive here, and we’re always glad to explore ways to make the school affordable.

The financial aid steps begin once a student has gone through the admissions process and has been accepted to the school. We utilize a non-profit group called F.A.S.T. (Financial Aid for Schools Tuition) which assists families and schools in fairly determining the appropriate level of aid. The following link will take you to the site and allow you to begin a financial aid application: F.A.S.T.

In addition to financial aid, we also make Wye River affordable by offering flexible payment plans. Families may choose from a variety of options including splitting annual payments into 10 months. We will work with families individually to set a payment schedule and plan that meets their needs.

Tuition covers a large portion of the costs associated with educating students at Wye River, but it does not cover all of them. Annual giving, foundation gifts, and endowment income help us bridge the gap. The support of our donors makes it possible for us to set reasonable tuition rates and also maintain a strong fund for financial aid. Click here to learn more about how to support our program.

Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.