Tuition and Financial Aid

2017–2018 School Year

Morning Session

Monday – Friday
8:45 – 11:45 a.m.


Partial Extended Day–2 Days

Monday – Friday
8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
(two days 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


Partial Extended Day–3 Days

Monday – Friday
8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
(three days 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


Extended Day

Monday – Friday
8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Afternoon Session

Monday – Friday
12:45 – 3:30 p.m.


Two’s Class

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8:45 – 11:45 a.m.


Thursday, Friday
8:45 – 11:45 a.m.

$ 10,595.00


Materials Fee for New Students


Financial Aid


The purpose of a financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to parents and their children who without such help would not have the opportunity to attend the school and benefit from an independent school education.  Also, our financial aid program seeks to enrich our school community by increasing the socio-economic diversity of Rivendell Preschool.  In addition, it is part of our mission to retain kindergarten students and if family finances are preventing enrollment, aid is offered.

Basis of Awards

We recognize that parents are responsible for the cost of their child’s education and are expected to contribute according to their means, taking into account total income, assets, number of dependents and other appropriate information.  Awards are based on demonstrated need and financial aid is offered only after determining that the resources of the family are insufficient to meet the student’s total educational expenses.

Financial aid is not available to students enrolled in Classroom One (Two’s Class).

School & Student Service for Financial Aid

Rivendell Preschool is a member of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), which is a division of the Educational Testing Service.  SSS reviews income, assets and debts of parents and recommends a portion of the family’s discretionary income to be used for educational expenses.  SSS does not supply funding for financial aid; that is up to each school.  Independent schools throughout New York and the United States are members of SSS. Parents who are applying to more than one school may request that multiple reports be sent.


The money for the financial aid program comes from special events organized by the Parents Association, direct contributions to the school, and the school’s annual budget.

Financial Aid Committee

Financial aid decisions are made by the Financial Aid Committee which consists of the executive director, the controller, the admissions coordinator, and representatives of the Board of Trustees.


 The confidentiality of parents is protected at all times.


Families must reapply each year they are requesting assistance.  Families who receive financial aid from the beginning of their child’s enrollment in Rivendell Preschool are likely to continue receiving it as long as their need remains and the resources are available to help them.

Finalizing Rewards

We make every attempt to inform parents of their financial aid status when we send contracts for the coming year.  However, awards are contingent upon information in your previous year’s tax return which is due on April 15.  If the tax return or any other additional financial information received after the aid award is made affects the need of the family, the financial aid award may be altered or withdrawn.