Tuition and Value

The best investment money can buy isn’t about money, especially when it comes to choosing the best independent elementary school, middle school or high school for your child. It’s about the right environment for children to learn and discover themselves. At our Orange Park, Florida independent school, it’s about our good people and great education, which open doors for students and instill the character and confidence to walk through them. An investment in a St. Johns student is an exceptional value, and it is rewarded with interest and appreciation.

While St. Johns tuition ranges from $7,495 to $18,995, the average cost of educating a St. Johns student is much higher. Thankfully, our parents, grandparents, alumni and other donors continue the strong tradition of investing in St. Johns' future to offset the difference through philanthropic efforts like our Annual Fund

To make the investment in a private education manageable, St. Johns offers merit-based scholarships, need-based financial aid, and flexible payment plans. Questions? Please reach out at any time. 

Tuition & Fees

2018-2019 Tuition & Fees

St. Johns Country Day School is committed to keeping tuition rates as reasonable as possible without sacrificing the quality of education upon which our reputation is founded. We want to provide the best teachers and the best educational experience possible for your child.

A Note About Fees

In our efforts to provide accurate costs and to allow for your financial planning, St. Johns incorporates into tuition as many anticipated fees as possible.

2018-2019 Tuition & Fees*:

Pre-K3

   $7,495

Pre-K3 (3-Day)

   $4,635

Pre-K4

   $7,750

Kindergarten

 $11,650

Grade 1-3

 $13,995

Grade 4-5

 $15,495

Grade 6-8

 $18,395

Grade 9-12

 $18,995

*The tuition amount outlined in this section is for families that elect the option to make one payment and pay with cash.

Download our Tuition & Fees Fact Sheet here.

 

Merit Scholarship

The St. Johns Country Day School Merit Scholarship Program is a selective, merit-based opportunity designed to attract and recognize students who demonstrate both outstanding academic promise and a desire to make a significant contribution to the life of St. Johns Country Day School.

Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship:

To earn a merit scholarship, a student must:

  • be entering Grade 7 or Grade 9
  • complete the St. Johns admissions process, or be an enrolled St. Johns student
  • complete the St. Johns Merit Scholarship application, including an essay
  • take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and earn a combined stanine score of 28 or higher (to learn more about the ISEE, please visit ISEEtest.org.)
  • maintain a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

Learn more about the Merit Scholarship. 

Financial Aid

St. Johns is committed to admitting qualified students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of a St. Johns education. Financial aid may be available for students based on a family’s demonstrated need. It is important to note that application for financial aid in no way affects admission decisions. Our foremost priority is matching a student with our school to ensure that a student will benefit from the challenging college preparatory experience.

When a family applies to St. Johns, we work with the family to help make the school affordable. 

St. Johns uses School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to help us process financial aid applications. SSS provides a need-based financial aid analysis system for many independent schools and private colleges, and St. Johns' Financial Aid Committee uses this information as the basis for financial aid awards. All information submitted is held in the strictest confidence.

  • Parents applying for financial aid must submit an SSS application and specify that the evaluation is to be forwarded to St. Johns Country Day School (School Code 6544). Financial aid applications must be submitted online. Please also send a photocopy of your signed, final 2017 Federal Income Tax filing, including all schedules as filed with the IRS, plus copies of all applicable Wage and Tax Statements (W-2 forms), to the St. Johns Business Office by May 31, 2018.
  • If you are separated, divorced, or never married, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child’s non-custodial parent completes a separate Parent’s Financial Statement. This form should be completed and mailed to the St. Johns Business Office no later than May 31, 2018. Please contact the Business Office and request that the form be mailed to the address you supply. Additionally, the non-custodial parent is required to submit IRS Form 1040 and W-2 for self (and spouse, if married) as indicated above.

Eligible families whose financial aid applications are filed after the deadlines or whose applications are incomplete may find financial aid resources extremely limited or depleted. If you have any questions about the school’s financial aid program, please contact the Admissions Office. Financial aid applications for the 2018-2019 school year will not be accepted after May 31, 2018.

Flexible Payment Plans

One Annual Payment

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit one payment for the total charges by June 15.

Semester Payments

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit one-half of tuition for the total charges by June 15.

  • Submit one-half of tuition for the total charges by December 15.

Monthly Payments

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit ten monthly tuition payments by the 15th of each month, June through March.