Tuition & Affording Inly
When you choose to enroll at Inly, you’re making a valuable investment in your child’s future.
We recognize that choosing an independent school education for your child is a big commitment and would like to ensure that any student offered admission has a realistic chance to enroll, regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. As a school that values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, Inly prioritizes making its programs available for as many qualified applicants as possible each year. We offer generous tuition assistance for students in grades K–8 in addition to merit scholarship opportunities.
Tuition Assistance by the Numbers (2021–22 school year)
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2023-2024 Tuition & Extended Day Fees
|ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM|
M–TH 8:30 am–3:30 pm
FRI 8:30–11:30 am
|2 days (T/TH)||10,525||15,250|
|3 days (M/W/F)||14,100||20,225|
|5 days (M–F)||19,400||28,250|
|YEAR ROUND PROGRAM|
|2 days (M/W or T/TH)||14,100||19,700|
|3 days (M/W/F)||18,650||26,175|
|5 days (M–F)||25,900||37,650|
|ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM|
until 3:30 pm
|Core Morning Program||19,400||N/A||19,400|
|+ 2 Afternoons (M/W or T/Th)||19,400||4,995||24,395|
|+ 4 Afternoons (M–TH)||19,400||8,850||28,250|
|ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM|
M–TH 8:30 am–3:30 pm; FRI 8:30 am–12:00 pm
|Kindergarten (Children’s House)||31,195|
|Grades 1–3 (Lower Elementary)||35,700|
|Grades 4–6 (Upper Elementary)||38,575|
|Grades 7–8 (Middle School)||44,300|
ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM
Costs are per the NUMBER of days PER SEASON (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- Fall: September 5–November 22, 2023
- Winter: November 27, 2023–March 1, 2024
- Spring: March 4–June 5, 2024
|AM CLUB (7:30–8:15 AM)*|
|K, LE & UE||110|
|PM CLUB (Monday–Thursday)|
|TH–CH (3:20–6:00 PM)||290|
|K, LE & UE (4:30–6:00 PM)||240|
|PM CLUB (Friday)|
|TH–CH (11:30 AM–5:00 PM)||550|
|K, LE & UE (12:00–5:00 PM)||175|
*Early morning drop-off is available from 7:00–7:30 AM for an additional cost of $11 per day.
YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM FOR TODDLERS, SUMMER 2023
Costs are PER DAY for the ENTIRE Summer. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees PDF for more information.
|AM CLUB (7:30–8:30 AM)||100|
|PM CLUB (Mon–Thur, 3:20–5:00 PM)||225|
|PM CLUB (Friday, 11:30 AM–4:00 PM)||525|
|ENTIRE SUMMER, AM & PM CLUB, ALL DAYS||1800|
Inly School is committed to cultivating creative thinkers and the world’s problem solvers. In that spirit, the school has established two merit award opportunities for grade 1–6 applicants.
The Ideas+ Merit Award will support elementary students with a passion for creating, imagining, and problem-solving for the future. Grade 1–6 applicants who have an idea with the potential to impact the community are encouraged to apply.
Their idea may:
- solve a community problem
- support a non-profit organization
- start a business that the world needs
Ideas+ Merit Award recipients will participate in an after-school class during the school year where they will have the opportunity to develop and prototype their idea among other innovators. Students will collaborate in a think tank environment using Inly’s i-4 (Inquire, Imagine, Invent, Implement) process. They will also participate in a unique innovation experience at the culmination of the school year.
The Ideas+ Merit Award consists of six (6) $5,000 grants. This merit-based award is open to all applicants regardless of financial need and is awarded to candidates based on the strength of their application, video/idea, and eligibility. In addition, if a family is eligible for partial tuition assistance and has a student who has applied for and received the Ideas+ Merit Award, they may combine this merit-based grant with any need-based assistance granted to reduce tuition even further.
How to apply:
Interested grade 1–6 applicants should submit a 3–5 minute video explaining their idea. Video submissions should be sent to [email protected] by March 1, 2024. Students will also be asked to come in for an interview to discuss their idea.
The Experience Montessori+ Award Fund will offer six (6) $2,500 grants for incoming elementary students in grades 1–6 who have previously attended an accredited Montessori school and would like to experience Inly’s unique Montessori+ program. This merit-based award is open to all qualified applicants regardless of financial need.
Each grant will result in a direct tuition reduction for one (1) academic year and be renewed annually for a total of three (3) years. Renewal is contingent upon the student maintaining good academic standing and demonstrating a positive contribution to the school, which will be determined at the sole discretion of Inly School.
Families interested in taking advantage of the Experience Montessori+ Award should express interest to Courtney Russillo during the admission process.
How does tuition assistance work at Inly?
- Tuition assistance is available beginning in Kindergarten.
- New families should complete admissions and tuition assistance applications concurrently. If caregivers are living in separate households, both must submit applications.
- If your family qualifies for and accepts tuition assistance, it will be “locked in” for three school years. You will not have to submit an application each year.
- To ensure objectivity, tuition assistance applications are processed by a qualified third-party business.
- As tuition assistance funds are limited, applicants who cannot be granted assistance are placed in a wait pool. From here, they will be granted awards by the Tuition Assistance Committee as funds become available.
- If you need additional financial assistance, please investigate loan programs offered by “Your Tuition Solution” at www.your tuition solution.com. You may also download the Tuition Solution Brochure.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
The deadline for current Inly families to submit tuition assistance applications is January 2, 2024, with all supporting documents for the 2024-2025 school year submitted by January 19, 2024.
For new families, tuition assistance applications and supporting documents are due by January 30, 2024.
Applications and supporting documents received after the deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis, depending on available funds. Funds may be redistributed to other families.
As of Dec 1, all tuition assistance requests will be processed through FACTS Grant and Aid. To apply online, simply create an account on the FACTS application site.
If you have any questions, regarding tuition assistance, please contact our Business Office at 781-545-5544 x115. For admission-related questions, please reach out to our admissions team directly at 781-545-5544 x134.
Tuition Assistance FAQs
Tuition assistance is offered depending on financial circumstances and the FACTS Tuition Management estimated family contribution. The family contribution is based on family size, total income, savings, investments, and assets such as home equity, indebtedness, and any unusual expenses.
Tuition assistance is granted based on applicants’ needs, the number of applicants, and the total tuition assistance fund available. Priority is given to existing families already receiving assistance.
The Tuition Assistance Committee is unauthorized to share any information about applications for and awards of tuition assistance with parties outside of the Committee. Additionally, all financial and tuition assistance information is kept in our financial software system, requiring special permissions for viewership limited to the Business Office.
The committee includes the Head of School, Director of Admission, Director of Finance and Operations and Bursar.
Plan A: Annual Payment Plan
Tuition is due in full on June 1st, prior to the start of the next school year or at the time of enrollment, if enrollment is on or after June 1st. Tuition Refund Insurance (1.35% of net tuition) is optional.
Plan B: Semi-annual Payment Plan
Tuition is due in two payments. The first payment is due on June 1st, prior to the start of the next school year. If enrollment is on or after June 1st, the first payment is due at the time of enrollment. The second payment is due on November 1st. The semi-annual plan is not available if the enrollment date is after November 1st of the current school year. Tuition Refund Insurance (1.35% of net tuition) is mandatory.
Plan C: Monthly Payment Plan – 10 months
Tuition is divided into ten payments due on the 1st of each month. The initial tuition payment is due on May 1st, prior to the start of the next school year or at the time of enrollment, if enrollment is on or after May 1st. The remaining nine payments are due and payable on the 1st of each month beginning June 1st or as applicable based on enrollment date through February 1st. Tuition Refund Insurance (1.35% of net tuition) is mandatory.