An Investment in Education

For many families, an independent school education represents a significant investment in their children's future. We believe that Tower's unique educational philosophy, that stresses both critical and creative thinking, develops well-rounded children whose academic success is fueled by creative exploration and expression.

We encourage families to explore the value of a Tower education, regardless of their ability to afford the entire tuition. Our tuition assistance program helps to make a Tower education a reality for families within a wide economic range.

schedule a conversation about investing in your child's education.


Tuition Payment Options

Families may choose one of the following payment options:
Plan 1: Payment in full
Plan 2: Four quarterly payments due June 1, September 1, December 1, and March 1
Plan 3: Ten monthly payments June 1- March 1

2017-2018 Tuition

Tuition covers books, school supplies, iPads for every student in grades 3-8, curriculum materials, field trips, overnight trips, morning snack, drama, athletics and athletic uniforms, and yearbook. School bus transportation from Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott and Salem is provided at no additional cost.

Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten$17,000
Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten$24,000
Kindergarten-Grade 5$29,200
Grades 6-8$32,860

Apply for Tuition Assistance

More than 30% of the students at Tower receive tuition assistance. During the 2016-2017 school year, Tower provided more than $1.5 million in assistance to the families of 90 students. The average grant was approximately $18,000 per student.

Please follow the instructions below to apply for Tuition Assistance. If you have any questions, contact Dean Sidell, Tower School's Associate Head of School, and CFO.


1. Visit NAIS/SSS online, and complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS).
Tower School's Code for SSS is 7696.

2. Gather the following forms:
2016 W-2 forms for both parents, and
2016 Tax Return (include all schedules).

If your 2016 taxes are not complete, please use your 2015 return. Tuition assistance grants will be finalized when we receive your 2016 tax return.

Questions? Contact the Customer Service Center for Parents at 800.344.8328, Monday through Friday, from 9 am-8 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am-4 pm.

3. Mail copies of all forms to one of the following addresses:

USPS mail:
SSS By NAIS
P.O. Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368

Overnight Mail:
SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center
437 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021

Parents may begin the application process as early as November 1, 2017. All documents must be received by SSS on or before February 1, 2018, to be considered for March notification. Applications received after this time will be considered when complete.

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