We believe that the cost of independent school education should not be a deterrent to families considering private education.
When you invest in Walker’s, you invest in your daughter, not just academically, but in every aspect of her life.
The cost of educating a student at Walker’s, with our personalized attention, stellar faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, is substantial. At Walker’s we are committed to making our education accessible and affordable for the family of each student we admit regardless of financial circumstance.
At Walker’s, we value a diverse school community that includes students with a variety of economic backgrounds. We offer tuition payment options and we award over $5 million in financial aid each year with an average award of $33,000. We encourage all families who feel they may require financial assistance to apply for financial aid.
Walker’s Financial Assistance Program provides qualified girls with the opportunity for a premier independent school education, while fostering a well-balanced, richly diverse student body. Our financial aid program is need-based and does not include merit, athletic, or academic scholarships.
The Ethel Walker School uses the service “School and Student Services (SSS)” to process our financial aid applications. Families must submit their financial information on the form entitled “Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS)”. Based on the financial information families provide on their Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), a standard calculation is used by SSS to determine a family’s“Estimated Family Contribution EFC”, which denotes the estimated financial amount that families can contribute toward educational expenses. The Ethel Walker Financial Aid Committee then uses this estimation, in concert with supporting tax documentation, as a starting point to determine a fair and objective financial aid award.
Please note the following financial aid application deadlines:
Financial Aid awards are delivered as part of the enrollment contract. Returning students are notified on February 1st and new students receive decisions March 10th.
We are committed for the long-term to educating our students while also being mindful of our budget. In setting tuition rates, the Board of Trustees works to keep tuition as low as possible while ensuring that our facilities are well maintained, safe and conducive to the best teaching and learning, and that salaries are competitive, allowing us to recruit and retain the most talented faculty and staff. The 2020–2021 tuition rates are as follows: