Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Financial Aid
2018-2019 Tuition + Fees
- 3s and 4s Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten: $15,555
- 3s and 4s Pre-Kindergarten: $23,750 + applicable fees
- Kindergarten: $28,730 + applicable fees
- 1st–8th Grades: $37,970 + applicable fees
Throughout its history, Green Acres School has encouraged enrollment of an economically diverse student community. As part of that effort, our financial aid program is designed to assist families with financial need by covering a part of the cost of tuition and other expenses at the school. We urge every family to consider applying for aid; often even a small grant will make a difference.
- 45% of Green Acres School students currently receive financial aid.
- Financial aid awards in 2018-19 ranged from 11% to 90% of tuition.
- Monthly payment plans allow you to spread your child’s educational expenses over the course of the school year
How Grants Are Awarded
The Financial Aid Committee reviews IRS forms and data from the Parents’ Financial Statement and considers all listed criteria in making individual grant decisions. The Financial Aid Committee also is guided by current Board policy in determining grant amounts. Whenever possible, families are notified about grant decisions at the same time as admission decisions to facilitate enrollment-related decision making.
Financial Aid Application Process for Applicants
As a regular part of our admission process, the financial aid information listed below is emailed to all applicant families. In situations of separation or divorce, each parent is required to complete all forms separately. The School’s Accounting Manager is available to answer questions or to meet with parents upon request. All information is treated confidentially. A complete financial aid application requires the following forms and documents submitted by the deadlines below.
- Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM (Light fare and childcare provided): Financial Aid Information Evening
Join us to learn more about our financial aid process with our Admission team and Business Office staff. Bring all your questions! To reserve a space, please click here.
- By January 28, 2019, submit the Green Acres School Financial Aid Request Form to the School by mail, fax or email Judy Hines.
- By January 28, 2019, complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) from School and Student Services (SSS). The Green Acres’ code is 3505. All parents/guardians must complete this form. If parents are divorced or separated, each parent/guardian must complete their own PFS. Please submit the form online at http://sss.nais.org/parents.
- By January 28, 2019, upload to the SSS website:
- your final 2017 Federal Tax Return (including schedules and forms, eg. K-1's).
- your 2017 and 2018 W-2s and/or 1099-Misc
- your completed IRS Form 4506-T This form should NOT be sent to the IRS). Also, DO NOT send any money with this form.
- your 2018 Federal Tax Return as soon as it is completed.
- Please note: For families with multiple children in tuition-charging schools, a copy of the financial aid award received at each child’s institution should be uploaded to SSS as soon as it is available to the family. The family should then notify our Financial Aid Office that they have done so. We may also ask for proof of attendance at other tuition-charging schools.
While we encourage you to apply for financial aid, please be aware that our priority will be for current families and those new families whose admission applications were received by the January 28 admission application deadline.
Financial Aid Questions?
Contact Judy Hines, Accounting Manager
P: 301.881.4100 x111
- Dewar Tuition Refund Plan
- 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
- 2018-2019 Tuition and Fee Dates and Deadlines
- View the TMS website for more information
My Green Acres education, and moreover my entire experience at the School, has had a profound and daily impact on my life. The community and progressive philosophy of learning shaped who I am today as a person—as a woman, a mother, a friend, a partner, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist.
Marta Ferro ’85
President, Starfish Impact
Partner, Social Venture Partners