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Affordability at Applewild

Affordability at Applewild

Applewild continues to be among the leaders in independent education in seeking innovative ways to make our education accessible to families, particularly middle-income families who often feel overlooked by independent schools. One way we approach this is through Access Applewild. Another way is by purposely holding down tuition and providing reduced tuition in our younger grades when families are particularly stretched and their professional careers may not have fully developed. Another way is through our scholars program.

Applewild Scholarships

Applewild School offers the opportunity for bright and motivated prospective students entering grades four through seven for the upcoming 2018-19 school year to apply for the following scholarships:

The newly established Jennifer Martin Cloutier ’83 Scholarship seeks to assist a student entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grade with demonstrated financial need.  The recipient will be a high achiever in English Language Arts and possess strong writing skills.  Jennifer Martin Cloutier ’83 and her husband, David Cloutier, are delighted to establish this new scholarship.  Jennifer notes, “It was as an Applewild student that I first learned about the importance of public service and civic responsibility.  Throughout my life, I have relied on the lessons I learned there.  I am grateful for the dedicated teachers and strong foundation I received at Applewild, and I would not be who I am today without them.  Through the scholarship program, we are able to give back and make the Applewild experience a reality for future generations.”

AppleCore Scholarships, are available to prospective students entering grades four through seven. Scholarships are offered in each of three areas: Middlesex County, Worcester County, and New Hampshire.  AppleCore Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and include an additional element to the application process.

The C.T. Crocker Scholarship, established in 1968, is awarded to a Fitchburg student applying for sixth grade who has demonstrated outstanding ability and promise.  The recipient of this grant can be assured of the 95% tuition scholarship continuing through eighth grade as long as the student’s academic record and general performance remain at the satisfactory level and continued financial need is demonstrated.

If you are interested in pursuing one of these competitive scholarship opportunities for your student(s), please contact Jen Raterman, Admission Office Manager in the Applewild School Admission Office at 978-342-6053 ext. 111.  Or, join us on July 10th for our upcoming Open House.  Open to parents and students, this engaging program allows prospective students to delve into classroom activities while parents participate in campus tours and a panel discussion – all followed by our traditional, daily Family Style Lunch!

Click here for a complete list of Applewild Scholarships. The school is grateful to all who have over the years helped to create these opportunities for families to access Applewild.

Access Applewild

Access Applewild is a responsive and responsible approach to tuition.  It reflects our deeply held beliefs about who we are as an institution and how we can better serve the families who share our vision that education is an investment with far-reaching dividends for individual children, their families, and our community and world.

At Applewild, we seek bright, enthusiastic children who love to learn, and families who are committed to investing in an independent school education for their children. Access Applewild allows families to apply for reduced tuition. Tuition for each family will vary based on the family’s tuition category (based on the grade level of the student) and on the family’s financial circumstances. At Applewild, each family is expected to contribute financially to their child's education, and many families pay the full cost of tuition. For others, Access Applewild enables the family to apply for a reduced tuition based on a specific, confidential, and individualized process.  Access Applewild tuitions can range from 20% - 90% of the full tuition.  We realize that investing in an Applewild education is a stretch for many families, and we invite and encourage any family to apply.

Applewild Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year:

Kindergarten at Devens
Kindergarten Main Campus
$12,500
$14,500
First Grade $16,500
Second Grade $19,500
Third Grade $22,750
Fourth and Fifth Grades $25,620
Sixth through Eighth Grades $27,685

Applewild believes diversity of all kinds, including economic diversity, enriches the educational opportunity for all students and creates a healthy school and environment for learning.  We are committed to making our formative, individualized, and innovative education possible for bright, talented students from all economic backgrounds.

In keeping with our mission and values as a School, and as further demonstration to our commitment of making Applewild School accessible, the Board of Trustees has committed to a zero percent tuition increase at the top end of each tuition category for the 2018-2019 school year.  By freezing the top end of each level of tuition and adopting Access Applewild, we are confirming our commitment to current and future Applewild families.

Learn more about Qualifying for Access Applewild

“All three of my sons - Robby, Chris, and Shane - have been fortunate to attend Applewild School.  My sons would not have been able to attend Applewild without the support of the AppleCore Scholarship and the School’s financial aid programs. At Applewild, my family found education the way it is supposed to be - my sons were exposed to art, instrumental and choral music, theater, science, sports, and an integrated, rigorous curriculum."

Jim and Alice Jellison, parents of Robby, 2006; Chris, 2009; and Shane, 2018

Let's talk about it!

We're here for you! Take the next step on your family's individualized journey. Contact Kyle Sminkey, Associate Director of Admission at ksminkey@applewild.org or 978.342.6053 x163. Or, complete the form below and we will reach out to you.

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