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Affording

The Weiss School Tuition & Fees: 2018-2019 School Year

Grade Tuition Enrollment
Fee 
Book &
Activity Fee
Jr. PreK (part-time) $8,840 $1,000 $250
Jr. & Sr. PreK (full-time) $13,390 $1,000 $250
Kindergarten $15,810 $1,000 $400
1st & 2nd Grade $17,100 $1,000 $400
3rd – 5th Grade $18,540 $1,000 $500
6th – 8th Grade $19,570 $1,000 $500

Fees

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  • Enrollment Fee

    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

    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

    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 due at the time of initial enrollment or re-enrollment. This fee is invoiced to each Weiss School 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 the 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.

2 Options for Paying Tuition and Fees

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  • Pre-Paid Tuition in Full

    Tuition can be pre-paid in full at the time student initial enrollment or re-enrollment contract is returned for the upcoming school year. Tuition can be pre-paid by cash, check, or credit card. *Please note that payment by credit card is a subject to a 2.85% convenience fee.
  • Monthly Payments

    The Weiss School is pleased to offer a monthly payment plan option that allows families to spread tuition expenses over the course of the 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. The cost to enroll and utilize the monthly payment plan process is a $50 installment plan enrollment fee. The Weiss School utilizes the SMART TUITION payment plan software to administer the monthly payment plan process. For more information regarding SMART TUITION or to enroll, please visit https://www.enrollwithsmart.com. Also, please read the letter and FAQ document regarding SMART Tuition.

    Monthly payments are processed through SMART Tuition as an automatic deduction on either the 10th or the 20th of each month. Monthly payments begin in the month of June of each year preceding the upcoming school year and 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.

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.
  • 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 2 different type of scholarship awards that can be used to help afford a private school education: 1) Income-based scholarships and 2) Disability-based scholarships. The Florida Tax Scholarship (FTS) is an income-based scholarship with eligibility that is determined by the FDOE. The Gardiner Scholarship Program (GSP) is a disability-based scholarship with eligibility that is determined by the FDOE.

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  • Florida Tax Scholarship

    To expand educational opportunities for children of families that have limited financial resources and to enable children in Florida to achieve a greater level of excellence in their education, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001. The Florida Tax Scholarship (FTS) is an income-based scholarship with eligibility determined by the FDOE. Parents may check eligibility requirements apply for the FTS online. All supporting documentation must be submitted by the established deadlines. *The Florida Tax Scholarship is only for students enrolled in Kindergarten -12th grade.

    If your family qualifies for FTS funds, you will be notified and it is the family’s responsibility to notify The Weiss School of your FTS award. FTS funds must first be used to cover any financial aid that has been awarded by The Weiss School. Any tuition or fees that are not covered by the scholarship is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Families who receive FTS awards must reapply for the scholarship each year and are responsible for notifying The Weiss School concerning continued eligibility. For additional information, please visit https://www.stepupforstudents.org/.
  • The Gardiner Scholarship

    The Gardiner Scholarship (TGS) Program was established by the Florida Legislature in January 2016 to help parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs. The Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students with scholarship funds that can be used to cover tuition and fees at a private school in order to design a customized educational program. The Gardiner Scholarship amount varies according to grade and county of residence. The average amount for most students in the 2017-2018 school year is $10,000.

    This scholarship is specifically allocated for Florida students 3 years old through 12th grade with one of the following disabilities: Autism spectrum disorder, Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Phelan McDermid syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Intellectual disability (severe cognitive impairment), rare diseases as defined by the National Organization for Rare Disorders, anaphylaxis, deaf, visually impaired, dual sensory impaired, traumatic brain injured, hospital or homebound as defined by the rules of the State Board of Education and evidenced by reports from local school districts, or three, four or five year-olds who are deemed high-risk due to developmental delays. Parents may check eligibility requirements apply for the TGS online.

    If your family qualifies for TGS funds, you will be notified and it is the family’s responsibility to notify The Weiss School of your TGS award. TGS funds must first be used to cover any financial aid that has been awarded by The Weiss School. Any tuition or fees that are not covered by the scholarship is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Families who receive TGS awards must reapply for the scholarship each year and are responsible for notifying The Weiss School concerning continued eligibility. For additional information, please visit https://www.stepupforstudents.org/.
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.