Acorn Grants & Need-Based Scholarships

It is our goal to make a Harley education accessible to highly qualified and diverse students. To that end, The Harley School offers $3 million in financial assistance annually. Harley families make education a priority. The Harley School encourages parents who are able to make a contribution, but may not be able to pay the full amount of tuition, to apply for a need-based scholarship.

The Harley School also offers an Acorn Grant Program, aimed at helping families who may not qualify for need-based scholarships, meet the cost of tuition. This program is designed to recognize the investment of parents and student potential.

We are dedicated to helping our families navigate the process for scholarships or apply for grants. Please contact Ivone Foisy, Director of Admissions, with any questions.

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Acorn Grant Program 

Many middle-income families have benefited from our Acorn Grant Program, designed to help subsidize the cost of a Harley education.  Acorn Grants are awarded at the time of admission.  Parents are encouraged to complete the simple one page form and return it to the Chief Financial Officer or Admissions Office.  Families receiving a need-based scholarship are not eligible for Acorn Grants.

Acorn Grants provide up to $5,000 to recognize parent investment and student potential. Call our Admissions Office at (585) 442-1770 or email Ivone Foisy, Director of Admissions, for more information.

Need-Based Scholarship Program

Harley seeks students who aspire to academic excellence, personal growth, and active participation in our community. The extension of financial assistance makes our school more affordable, thus fostering a more diverse and vibrant school community. Harley believes that an investment in the future of a child is an investment in our community.

Since need-based scholarships do not have to be paid back, they help bridge the gap between what families can afford and the cost of their children’s education. Like most independent schools, Harley uses a standard calculation from the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) as a guideline for determining what each family can contribute to a Harley education. SSS provides a need-based financial assistance analysis system for families and schools. SSS is operated by Educational Testing Service (ETS) on behalf of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

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1. The SSS application is online; new applications posted every December. Harley's code is 3712.
2. Financial assistance for newly-enrolled families is considered on a rolling basis. Supporting documentation for need-based scholarship applications should be sent to the Chief Financial Officer at The Harley School.

 

2017-18 Tuition Schedule

In addition to daily instruction, tuition includes a healthy lunch daily, books, laboratory equipment and materials, studio art supplies, and athletic privileges.

Full tuition costs for 2016-17 are as follows:
Nursery School........................................ $12,300 (3-day) to $15,500 (5-day) per year
Summer Nursery Program........................ $2,000 (includes lunch and wrap care)
Kindergarten........................................... $20,250 per year
Lower School (1-4).................................. $20,250 to $23,000 per year
Middle School (5-8)................................. $24,500 per year
Upper School (9-12)................................ $25,500 to $26,000 per year

Additional Fees for International Students (8-12)

Year 1...$4,000
Year 2...$3,000
Year 3...$2,000
Year 4...$2,000

 

Fast Facts

The Harley School provides $3 million in financial assistance each year.

Approximately 50% of Harley’s student body receives need-based grants. The national private school average is just 20.8%.* The Harley School invests in families.

 
 

*Based on 2013-14 National Association of Independent Schools data.