We recognize that paying for a Paideia education is a considerable investment for most families.

We do all we can to use our resources wisely while maintaining a culture of teaching and learning that is both personal and individualized.

Over the years, Paideia has evolved from a small school inspired by educational idealism into a major institution with a strong record of accomplishment and community support, still practicing the core beliefs of the founding generation of teachers and parents.

Since March 2020, Paideia’s teachers have created rich, engaging online instruction at all levels of the school. The teacher-driven approach to our curriculum gives our teachers flexibility and freedom to create learning experiences that capture students’ interests and imaginations. Although it is challenging to teach from afar, Paideia School remains committed to quality instruction, whether teachers share classroom spaces or screens with their students.

Tuition 2021-2022

  • Half Day, ages 3-5 - $13,143 (3 payments of $4,381)
  • Elementary, ages 5-12 - $24,810 (3 payments of $8,270)
  • Junior High, grades 7-8 - $27,765 (3 payments of $9,255)
  • High School, grades 9-11 - $27,831 (3 payments of $9,277)
  • High School, grade 12 - $28,107 (3 payments of $9,369)

2021-22 Tuition Information

Newly admitted students pay tuition in three installments. One-third of the annual tuition total is due by the reply date, Thursday, April 15, 2021 (or Monday, February 8, 2021 for early half-day applicants). This includes a $2,000 non-refundable administrative fee. The balance of the tuition is paid in two installments: one due on June 1, and the other due on November 1. Students currently enrolled at Paideia pay tuition in installments due on March 1, June 1, and November 1.

Additional Expenses in a Typical School Year


Included in tuition Required Optional
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Class trips (vary by class, third grade and up*)
  • Music:
    • fifth and sixth grade informal concert attire*
    • fifth and sixth grade instrument rental/purchase
  • PE: gym shoes (vary by class)


  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Yearbook

Junior High

Included in tuition Required Optional
  • Books
  • Yearbook
  • Seventh grade science trip
  • Sports team uniforms
  • Class field trips (vary by class*)
  • Music:
    • concert attire (new or used)*
    • band/orchestra instrument rental/purchase
  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Junior high musical: costume, script, other expenses*

High School

Included in tuition


Required Optional
  • Yearbooks
  • Class Trips
  • Sports team uniforms
  • Graduation fees
  • Books: new or used ($400-600)*
  • Math: iPad app*


  • Required for participating students:
    • AP: exam fee*
    • Music:
      • concert attire (new or used)*
      • biennial trip*
      • band/orchestra instrument rental/purchase
    • High school musical: costume, script, other expenses*
    • Athletics: additional uniform accessories, trips (vary according to sport)*


  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Bash (prom) tickets*
  • Other social events (plays, dances, annual BBQ, etc)**


* Financial aid percentages WILL apply.
** Financial aid percentages MAY apply.
Contact Susie Fiorello, director of business and finance, ( for details.

College Choices

Click below for the list of the schools of that our 2020-21 graduates are attending.

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National Merit Honorees

  • Class of 2020


  • Class of 2019


  • Class of 2018


  • Class of 2017



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