Admissions

Tuition/Affordability

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  • Submit Application

    Beginning in September - Rolling
  • Schedule Visit/Shadow Days

    Beginning in October - Rolling
  • Submit Financial Aid Applications

    November 1 - December 15
  • Register for Testing

    Testing Schedule for Middle and 

    Upper School applicants
    (Assessments for Lower School 
applicants
    occur on visit day.)
  • All Application Materials Due for First Round Offers

    January 17 for Middle and Upper
    January 31 for Preschool and Lower
  • First Round Offers of Admission & Financial Aid Notification

    January 24 for Middle and Upper
    February 7 for Preschool and Lower
  • Rolling Admission

    Applications will continue
    to be accepted and reviewed
    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.

Financial Aid Examples and Information

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Need-based financial aid is a grant awarded to those families who qualify; it is not a loan. Because financial circumstances vary significantly from family to family, the scenarios presented below are for illustrative purposes to demonstrate a range of incomes and factors that are taken into consideration when financial aid awards are made.  




  • Financial aid is available for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to current Wilmington Friends School families and to those applying for admission.
  • The average financial aid award is $12,308.
  • Financial aid awards are made on a case by case basis to families who have completed a financial aid application, and who qualify for financial aid, as determined by their application.
  • "Need" covers a wide range, from substantial need to a need for moderate assistance to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the full cost of tuition.
  • The financial aid committee makes every effort to make a Friends School education affordable for all families.
Families receiving financial aid must submit a new application and up-to-date tax returns each year they wish to receive aid. Families who do not qualify or who have been wait listed for financial aid in a given year are welcome to apply again for the following school year.   
 
Applications for financial aid will be available on November 1, 2019.

Please contact Melissa Brown with questions about tuition/affordability, mbrown@wilmingtonfriends.org or 302-576-2932.



Financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. The deadline for submitting financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year is December 15, 2019. Please call if you have questions about financial aid for the upcoming school year.

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Rates of Tuition 2019-2020

Preschool Three Full Days
Preschool Four Full Days
Preschool Five Half Days
Preschool Five Full Days
$9,760
$12,310
$11,100
$14,380
Pre-kindergarten, Half Day
Pre-kindergarten, Full Day
$15,500
$19,530
Kindergarten          
$20,730
First Grade
Second and Third Grade
Fourth and Fifth Grade
$23,930
$24,000
$24,250
Sixth Grade
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Ninth through Twelfth Grade
$25,430
$28,550
$29,980


After-School Program (PS - 6th)  $490 - $3,250 annually. 

In addition to tuition, middle and high school students will incur some additional expenses for text books, supplies, etc.



Tuition Payment Plans

Option 1     100% of tuition due August 1
Option 2     Two-thirds (67%) of tuition due August 1/ One-third (33%) due January 1
Option 3     Ten monthly payments through Wilmington Friends School Monthly Payment Plan are due beginning May 1 and administered by Smart Tuition.
 

Please Note: 

Tuition payments begin prior to the start of the school year, and a non-refundable enrollment deposit is required for every student. A Tuition Refund Plan is available and is highly recommended.