Walk-in Wednesdays

Stop by Inly from 9:30–10:30 am on Wednesdays to explore our nature trails and enjoy a story or craft with Ellyn or Kathy. A fun experience for your child and a great way for you to get to know Inly School a little better! Join us on Sunflower Hill June 27, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1.

Financial Aid

About Financial Aid at Inly School

Inly would like to ensure that any student offered admission has a realistic chance to enroll, regardless of their financial circumstances. While we believe that a student’s family has the primary responsibility for financing education, families who demonstrate that their financial resources are insufficient to pay the full cost of tuition are eligible to apply for financial assistance. However, due to limited resources, not all financial assistance requests can always be funded.

How is Need Determined?

Financial assistance is available beginning in Kindergarten, and granted based on applicants’ need, total available funds, and the number of applicants. Both new and returning families must apply for any given year; all applications are processed through Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS). Priority is given to existing families already receiving need-based financial assistance, and to returning families newly applying for assistance. An effort is made to retain some amount of assistance for new applicants to Inly School.

Financial Aid Wait Pool

Financial aid funds are limited. Applicants whose needs cannot be met will be placed in a wait pool. If funds become available at a later time (as funds are released from families on financial aid who leave the School or who do not qualify for continued assistance), they will be granted to applicants who qualify. The Financial Aid Committee will decide on grants as funds become available.

Financial Aid Deadlines

For the 2018-2019 school year, the deadlines to submit financial aid applications and supporting documents are as follows:

Jan 5 - Financial Aid Application Deadline - application must be started in TADS
Jan 26 - Financial Aid Supporting Documents Due

Any Financial Aid Application or Supporting Documents received after the deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis if funds are still available.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • To ensure objectivity, Inly School uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to evaluate applications. Using their assessment and the other materials submitted, the Financial Aid Committee determines how much assistance can be offered to a family based on the School’s overall budget. Awards are made to students in good standing based upon the family’s financial need.
  • Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid after December 1, but should submit their completed application to TADS no later than January 5, 2018. If you are unable to or don't make the deadline, please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about remaining funds.
  • New students’ families should complete admissions and financial aid applications concurrently; financial aid applications are considered only after a new student has been accepted.
  • Returning families' financial aid applications are considered before new families’ applications are reviewed.
  • All families receiving aid must re-apply each year.
  • In separated or divorced families, both parents or guardians must submit applications.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

List of 2 items.

  • Submit Application

    Returning and new families must submit the online financial aid application to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS).

    Please download the TADS application worksheet so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying online.

    To apply online, create a new account on the TADS Application site.

    You only need to complete one application, even if you have several children to Inly. You will set a user name and password so that you may save information and return to it at a later date before submitting it. From there select Massachusetts, Scituate, and then Inly School. You can associate your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you are unable to complete your application online, please call Alan Boyer, Business Manager at 781-545-5544 x115. If you have questions about the TADS submission process, you may call TADS directly at 800-477-8237 for more information.
  • Mail, FAX or Upload Supporting Docs (email not supported)

    BY MAIL:
    1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

    BY FAX: 612-548-3326

    UPLOAD: www.tads.com/upload DO NOT SEND VIA EMAIL
    • Returning and new families must submit the following documents directly TADS by the deadline January 26, 2017.
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2016 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s.
    • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2017 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2s.
    • If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of the 2016 and 2017 corporate tax return

Have Questions?

Questions regarding the financial aid process may be directed to:
Alan Boyer
Business Manager
781-545-5544 x115

Fee waivers are available for applicants meeting certain qualifications.
Inly School is pleased to work with Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) as our financial aid data provider. For over 40 years, TADS has worked to develop a first-rate financial aid evaluation product. Their comprehensive online systems are efficient and easy to use and they have a great customer service team.

Click here to view the TADS brochure.

Additional Resource


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How is a financial assistance award determined?

    The amount of financial assistance offered depends on your financial circumstances and the TADS estimated family contribution. The family contribution is based on family size, total income, savings, investments, other assets such as home equity, indebtedness, and any unusual expenses.
  • Q. Does everyone who applies for financial assistance receive funding?

    Financial assistance grants are made based on applicants’ need, total available funds, and the number of applicants. Priority is given to existing families already receiving need-based financial assistance, and to returning families newly applying for assistance. An effort is made to retain some amount of assistance for new applicants to Inly School. In all cases, priority is given to those families with students in grades K–8, however, there is limited aid available for younger students.
  • Q. What steps does Inly School take to ensure confidentiality in the financial assistance process?

    All applicants remain anonymous in the committee review process and specific families receiving financial assistance are known only by the Business Office.
  • Q. Who sits on the financial assistance committee?

    This committee includes the Head of School, Business Manager, Director of Admission and the Director of Advancement.

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.