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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 $105,000
  • Mei is self-employed and her average yearly income over the past three years was $75,000
  • They have $250,000 of equity in their home
  • Alex has outstanding student loan debt of $30,000

The Family Individualized Tuition for Alex and Mei’s first grader is $23,100.

Next year when their younger child enters Kindergarten at Gordon, their Family Individualized Tuition will be $19,034 per child, plus the annual modest tuition increase.

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Case study: Tyler and Ari

Tyler and Ari have a third grader at Gordon.

  • Tyler’s yearly adjusted gross income is $300,000
  • Ari‘s yearly adjusted gross income is $170,000
  • They have $300,000 of equity in their home and $100,000 of equity in investments

The Family Individualized Tuition for Tyler and Ari’s third grader is $35,650.

This is the maximum Family Individualized Tuition for Lower School for 2022-2023.

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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 $25,214 per child.

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Case study: Devon and Lee

Devon and Lee have a fifth grader at Gordon.

  • Devon’s yearly adjusted gross income is $45,000
  • Lee's yearly adjusted gross income is $50,000
  • They have $60,000 of equity in their home

The Family Individualized Tuition for Devon and Lee’s fifth grader is $11,875.

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Case study: Nadia

Nadia has a third grader at Gordon.

  • Nadia’s yearly adjusted gross income is $125,000
  • 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 $20,375.

Maximum FIT 2022-2023:

Nursery & Preschool (full day)
$27,200

Young Kindergarten (full-day)
$31,700
 
Kindergarten - Grade 4
$35,650
 
Grade 5
$38,250
 
Grade 6 - Grade 8
$39,300

Note: Families that choose to pay the maximum FIT price may do so by logging into the FIT portal on the application checklist (these individuals are not required to submit a family financial overview).