Education is Your Best Investment

Why The Island School?

At The Island School, you will find:

  • teachers and staff who believe in giving students an education that combines academics with joyful learning
  • small classes with a typical student-to-teacher ratio of 9:1 
  • a community of students, teachers, staff, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends working together
  • children and adults interacting with care and respect
  • a diverse student population with an array of backgrounds, ethnicities, interests, capabilities and learning styles
  • vibrant Art, Physical Education, Music and Spanish programs
  • adults and children who value a community bound by mutual respect and consideration of others
  • alumni who are successful and compassionate contributors in their professions and communities.

An Island School education is an investment in your child’s future.

For 2021-22:

37% of our students received a financial aid grant

Average award amount: $11,330

Financial aid grants range from 8% of tuition to 90% of tuition

Over $400,000 in financial aid granted

Met 100% of demonstrated financial need

2021-22 Tuition for Kindergarten = $16,725

2021-22 Tuition for             Grades 1 - 5 = $18,250


The Island School is committed to attracting and retaining an economically diverse student body. In order to support this diversity, we have established a financial aid program for families who may need some financial assistance in order to afford tuition.

We recognize independent school education is a choice for families, and some families make significant financial sacrifices to support this choice. We strongly encourage families who simply cannot cover the full cost of tuition, even after the most careful household budgeting, to consider applying for financial aid.

To determine the most fair and equitable estimate of a family’s need, financial aid applications are processed by School and Student Services (SSS), which provides an independent assessment of financial need. The Island School Financial Aid Committee utilizes the SSS determinations, along with information gathered from the applicant, to determine a family’s eligibility. Financial aid decisions are made based on a family’s eligibility and the availability of financial aid funds. All financial and personal information provided to The Island School is reviewed only by the Financial Aid Committee and is completely confidential. Financial aid applications must be completed and submitted by the first week of February for consideration for a financial aid grant for the following school year.

To discover more of what’s inside The Island School for you, please continue to the Inquire/Visit page.

For receive more information about applying for financial aid, please contact the school.

The Island School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status in admission of otherwise qualified students or in providing access to the rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally available to all students and their families, including educational policies, scholarship and other financial aid programs, or athletic, extra-curricular, and other school-administered programs and activities.