Family Individualized Tuition case studies

The case study families below were created for illustrative purposes only and are not meant to represent actual Gordon families, past or present.

Case study: Alex and Mei

Alex and Mei have a first grader at Gordon and a younger child in pre-K at another school.

  • Alex's yearly adjusted gross income is $110,000
  • Mei is self-employed and her average yearly income over the past three years was $65,000
  • They have $200,000 of equity in their home
  • Alex has outstanding student loan debt of $40,000

The Family Individualized Tuition for Alex and Mei’s first grader is $21,643.
Next year when their younger child enters Kindergarten at Gordon, their Family Individualized Tuition will be $17,917 per child, plus the annual modest tuition increase.

Case study: Tyler and Ari

Tyler and Ari have a fourth grader at Gordon.

  • Tyler's yearly adjusted gross income is $340,000
  • Ari's yearly adjusted gross income is $160,000
  • They have $200,000 of equity in their home and $100,000 of equity in investments

The Family Individualized Tuition for Tyler and Ari’s fourth grader is $32,200.

This is the maximum Family Individualized Tuition for Lower School for 2018-2019.

Case study: Elijah and Maria

Elijah and Maria have a Kindergartener and a second grader at Gordon.

  • Elijah does not work outside the home
  • Maria's yearly adjusted gross income is $220,000
  • They have $150,000 of equity in their home and $50,000 of equity in investments
  • Maria has outstanding student loan debt of $30,000

The Family Individualized Tuition for Elijah and Maria’s family is $24,523 per child.

Case study: Nadia

Nadia has a third grader at Gordon.

  • Nadia's yearly adjusted gross income is $100,000
  • She has $500,000 of equity in an investment account
  • Nadia’s mother contributes $2,500 a year to help with her grandchild’s education

The Family Individualized Tuition for Nadia’s third grader is $16,896.

Case study: Devon and Lee

Devon and Lee have a fifth grader at Gordon.

  • Devon's yearly adjusted gross income is $42,000
  • Lee's yearly adjusted gross income is $48,000
  • They have $20,000 of equity in their home

The Family Individualized Tuition for Devon and Lee’s fifth grader is $10,980.

There are a variety of fees and expenses families will incur while at Gordon, beyond their FIT price.
 
Those costs are all outlined in detail at www.gordonschool.org/fees

Families that choose to pay the maximum FIT price will not need to submit any financial information.
 
Maximum Family Individualized Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is:

$24,500 (Nursery and Preschool full day program – partial day program options also available)

$28,640 (Young Kindergarten full day program – partial day program options also available)
 
$32,200 (Kindergarten through fourth grade)
 
$34,500 (fifth grade)
 
$35,500 (sixth grade through eighth grade)

Because every family’s tuition is truly individualized, it is impossible for Gordon to determine a FIT price until a family submits their complete financial overview.

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. 

The first step is to apply, at www.gordonschool.org/apply