Family Individualized Tuition

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Advancing Gordon's mission

A new road map for tuition

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 launched for the 2018-2019 school year. Families will learn their tuition price within ten days of visiting campus, submitting an application and succinct financial overview.

Gordon’s formula for FIT allows for a customized tuition. FIT recognizes a diverse range of economic circumstances and, to the greatest extent possible, the compounding cost of enrolling multiple children at Gordon School. 

What about financial aid? 
FIT replaces the traditional independent school financial aid model.

It’s that simple
Families provide a succinct overview of their financial situation once every three years. 

Moving forward together
Every family at Gordon is part of FIT. As part of Gordon's 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.

Start now

Within ten days of completing an application and visiting campus, families who have submitted their financial overview will receive an email that outlines their FIT price and provides a three-year tuition outlook. 

Case studies

Meet a family with a FIT price of $10,980.

Meet a family whose price is $32,200.

Five case studies are online.

In the news

Family Individualized Tuition is starting to attract attention as a model for how schools can rethink the traditional system.

December 11th, 2018
The Enrollment Spectrum podcast for independent school professionals

September 8th, 2018
Providence Business News

September 27th, 2018
East Bay Newspapers