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The Weiss School Tuition & Fees: 2022-2023 School Year

Grade Tuition New Student
Enrollment Fee 
Book &
Activity Fee
Jr. PreK (part-time) $9,960 $1,000 $250
Jr. & Sr. PreK (full-time) $15,080 $1,000 $250
Kindergarten $17,820 $1,000 $400
1st & 2nd Grade $19,275 $1,000 $400
3rd – 5th Grade $20,895 $1,000 $500
6th – 8th Grade $22,050 $1,000 $500

For families who enroll 2 or more children at The Weiss School, a 3% sibling discount is provided for each child after the full tuition of the oldest child is paid. For all subsequent younger siblings, the tuition is discounted by 3% per sibling.

Fees

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  • Enrollment Fee - New Students

    A one-time enrollment fee of $1,000 is assessed to each new Weiss School student who enrolls in The Weiss School and the fee is due at the time of initial enrollment. For families who have multiple children enrolling at The Weiss School, the initial enrollment fee is assessed for each child of the family up to a maximum of $2,500 per family.

  • Book/Activity Fee - Annual

    A Book/Activity fee is assessed to each Weiss School student on an annual basis and is due at the time of initial enrollment or re-enrollment. The revenue from Book/Activity Fees is used to annually provide curriculum/instructional resources and support student activities/events for each student.
  • Parent Association (PA) Fee - Annual

    Each Weiss School family is required to pay an annual fee $35.00 to support The Weiss School Parent Association (PA). This fee is assessed to each Weiss School family on an annual basis and is invoiced by the school to each family at the beginning of each school year. The revenue from the PA fee is used to support PA activities that benefit all Weiss School students and families throughout each school year.
  • 3% Sibling Discount

    For families who enroll 2 or more children at The Weiss School, a 3% sibling discount is provided for each child after the full tuition of the oldest child is paid. For all subsequent younger siblings, the tuition is discounted by 3% per sibling.

3 Options for Paying Tuition and Fees

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  • Monthly Installment Payment Plan

    The Weiss School is pleased to offer a Monthly Installment Payment Plan option that allows families to spread tuition expenses over the course of each school year through monthly payment installments. This option is very popular as it provides families with greater financial flexibility and control to help manage educational expenses.

    A $50 installment plan enrollment fee is assessed each school year to families who want to utilize the Monthly Installment Payment Plan (only one fee of $50 is issued to a family regardless of the number of children who are enrolled.) The Weiss School utilizes the BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT payment plan program to administer the monthly payment plan process. Please be advised that families SHOULD NOT enroll in BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT through their website as the enrollment process in BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT is integrated into our myWeiss Single Sign On (SSO) process when families apply to The Weiss School.

    Monthly payments are processed through BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT as an automatic deduction on either the 10th day or the 20th day of each month. Monthly payments begin in the month of June of each year preceding the upcoming school year and the last payments must be completed by April 30th of each school year. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Maribeth Lenz at mlenz@weissschool.org.
  • 2 Installment Payment Plan

    The Weiss School is pleased to offer a payment plan option that allows families to pay tuition expenses in 2 Installments Payments over the course of the school year. This is a option that provides families with financial flexibility and control to help manage educational expenses. 

    A $50 installment plan enrollment fee is assessed each school year to families who want to utilize the 2 Installment Payment Plan (only one fee of $50 is issued to a family regardless of the number of children who are enrolled.) The Weiss School utilizes the BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT payment plan software to administer the 2 Installment Payment Plan process. Please be advised that families SHOULD NOT enroll in BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT through their website as the enrollment process in BLACKBAUD TUITION MANAGEMENT is integrated into our myWeiss Single Sign On (SSO) process when families apply to The Weiss School.

    With the 2 Installment Payment Plan, the 1st payment of 1/2 the annual tuition/fee amount is processed through SMART TUITION as an automatic deduction on June 20th and the 2nd payment of 1/2 the annual tuition/fee amount is processed through SMART TUITION as an automatic deduction on December 20th. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Maribeth Lenz at mlenz@weissschool.org.
  • Tuition Paid in Full

    Tuition can be paid in full at the time that new student enrollment or re-enrollment contracts are returned for the upcoming school year. Tuition can be paid in full by cash, check, or credit card directly to The Weiss School. *Please note that payment by credit card is a subject to a 2.85% convenience fee.

    If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Maribeth Lenz at mlenz@weissschool.org.

Financial Aid

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  • About Financial Aid

    The Weiss School realizes that the cost of an independent school education may not be within the financial reach of all families. As part of our mission to support gifted education, The Weiss School is committed to educating gifted and talented children, regardless of their family's financial situation. Therefore, limited need-based financial aid is offered to students who qualify on an annual basis. Financial aid strengthens the economic and social diversity of The Weiss School, which is key to the mission of the school.
  • How is Financial Aid Awarded?

    Financial aid is awarded on the basis of a family's need for tuition support and the availability of financial aid funds that have been provided to The Weiss School in the form of scholarship awards from various sources. Financial aid is awarded within the limits of the annual Weiss School financial aid budget and according to financial aid best practices established by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Weiss School families who are currently receiving financial aid have priority over new applicants as long as the continued need for support is demonstrated on an annual basis. Financial aid applications submitted in a timely fashion receive priority and all families who receive financial aid are still expected to contribute to tuition and fee expenses.

    All scholarship funds must first be used to cover any monetary assistance that has been front-loaded by The Weiss School. Any tuition or fees not covered by the scholarship are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  • How To Apply?

    Financial aid applications at The Weiss School are processed through the Financial Aid and School Tuition (FAST) program, which is a division of Independent School Management. The use of the FAST program allows for a standardized and impartial financial evaluation process by utilizing a secure, 3rd party website. To apply for Financial Aid, please click here to begin the application process.

    Enrollment admission decisions to The Weiss School are made independently of financial aid decisions. Financial aid awards will be based on the timely submission of a current and complete financial aid application and the determination of a continued need for financial support.
  • Confidentiality & Additional Information

    All financial aid matters, including household financial data that is submitted for evaluation, is treated with the strictest confidence by The Weiss School and families are asked to honor this policy as well. Following the review of financial aid applications, the Head of School will notify families who qualify for a financial aid award before requiring them to sign initial student enrollment or student re-enrollment contracts.

    For additional information related to the financial aid process at The Weiss School, please contact Pam Tripp, Admissions Assistant, at (561) 209-2474 or via email at ptripp@weissschool.org. Additionally, the FAST website provides many helpful tips on the process of applying for financial aid. We look forward to helping your family afford a Weiss School education.
     

Scholarship Opportunities

Financial assistance opportunities to help afford a Weiss School education are also available from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). The FDOE provides several types of scholarship awards that can be used to help afford a private school education. The Weiss School is approved to accept the following scholarships:

1) Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)
2) Family Empowerment Scholarship with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)
3) Hope Scholarship

All scholarship funds must first be used to cover any monetary assistance that has been front-loaded by The Weiss School. Any tuition or fees not covered by the scholarship are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

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  • Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)

    Eligibility Requirements:

    For the 2022-23 school year, an example of who may be eligible is a family of four with an income up to $111,000 annually. The scholarship award is based on where the student lives and their grade level. 
    • Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept. 1.
    • Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1.
    More families than ever are eligible for a scholarship, including:
    • Siblings of students participating in the Family Empowerment Scholarship, including siblings of students who are eligible based on a special need.
    • Dependent children of a member of the United States Armed Forces may qualify, regardless of household income. This includes members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Space Force and reservists. Click here to learn more.
    • Dependent children of a law enforcement officer, regardless of household income. Click here to learn more.
    Documents Needed to Apply:
    • Paystubs (30 consecutive days closest to when you submit your application)
    • Proof of residency for all members in the household (i.e. – health insurance, Medicaid, income documentation, utility bills, court custody documents or residential lease listing household members)
    • Any other sources of income (i.e. – unemployment benefits, social security benefits, child support benefits, etc.)
    • Driver’s license or passport for primary and secondary parents
    • Members of the United States Armed Forces may be asked to submit a copy of the Leave and Earning Statements (LES)
     *The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options is for students enrolled in Kindergarten -12th-grade private schools.

    If your family qualifies for FES-EO funds, you will be notified, and it is the family’s responsibility to notify The Weiss School of your FES-EO award. FES-EO funds must first be used to cover any monetary assistance that has been front-loaded by The Weiss School. Any tuition or fees that are not covered by the scholarship are the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Families who receive FES-EO awards must reapply for the scholarship each year and are responsible for notifying The Weiss School concerning continued eligibility.

    For additional information, please click here.
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)

    What can a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) do for my child?
    With a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA), your child has more learning options. The  Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.


    Eligibility Requirements:
    This scholarship is for Florida students 3 years old through 12th grade or age 22, whichever comes first, with one of the following diagnoses:
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Being a high-risk child
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down syndrome
    • Emotional or a behavioral disability
    • Hearing impairment, including deafness
    • Hospital or homebound
    • Identification as dual sensory impaired
    • Intellectual disability
    • Language impairment
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Orthopedic impairment
    • Other health impairment (ADHD)
    • Phelan-McDermid syndrome
    • Prader-Willi syndrome
    • Rare diseases
    • Specific learning disability
    • Speech impairment
    • Spina bifida
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Visual impairment, including blindness
    • Williams syndrome
    Age requirements:
    • Students must be at least 3 or 4 on or before Sept 1.
    • Students entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept 1.
    • Students entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept 1.
    For additional information, please click here.
     
  • Hope Scholarship

    The Hope Scholarship gives parents options to place their children in a safer academic environment.

    K-12 students who have reported an incident of harassment, hazing, bullying, robbery, sexual assault, and more, may be eligible for a scholarship to attend a private school or a public school in a different school district.

    Families can choose one of the following:
    • Financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees.
    • Assistance with transportation to a public school in another school district.
    For additional information, please click here
The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.