Starting in 2000, Gordon’s forward-thinking strategic plans have driven us to build a more diverse community and expand our multicultural curriculum. Cognizant of national and local trends, we more recently asked ourselves, “can we broaden our innovative and mission-driven thinking to include how we approach tuition?”
Remaining true to our mission and looking ahead to our future, we are proud to introduce Family Individualized Tuition (FIT). With FIT, families make a customized financial commitment to Gordon School based on their unique circumstances.
This forward-thinking tuition model will launch for the 2018-2019 school year.
Current Gordon families who complete and submit their basic financial information in September 2017 will learn their tuition price for 2018-2019 by October 31st, 2017. Prospective families will learn their tuition price within ten days of submitting their complete admission application and succinct financial overview.
Tuition within reach
Gordon’s formula for FIT allows for a customized tuition for families from a broad range of economic circumstances. Every family in the Gordon community is invited, though not required, to participate.* The FIT formula also takes into consideration families with two or more children at Gordon, giving those families a lower tuition rate per child.
What about financial aid?
FIT replaces Gordon’s traditional financial aid model. For families who have already submitted information as part of the current financial aid system, their 2018-2019 Family Individualized Tuition will be their 2017-2018 tuition plus a 2.5% increase.
It’s that simple
Families provide a succinct overview of their financial situation only once every three years. Starting in 2019-2020, there will be a modest annual tuition increase set by the Board of Trustees for all families during the years that they do not submit new financial information.
Moving forward together
As part of our strong family-school partnership, we rely on our community to invest in Gordon through tuition, philanthropy, and their time. Our diverse community is a valuable asset and we are invested in sustaining it both today and for future generations of Gordon families.
*Families that choose to pay the maximum FIT price will not need to submit any financial information. Maximum Family Individualized Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $31,150 (Early Childhood and Lower School), $33,320 (fifth grade), and $34,300 (sixth grade through eighth grade)