Tuition and Affordability
The Value of a Mackintosh Education
Mackintosh Academy nurtures the keen minds and compassionate hearts of the gifted child in a responsive and caring community of learners. The benefits of a Mackintosh education include:
- Low student/teacher ratios in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment
- Full-time gifted program that addresses children’s wide range of needs, passions, and abilities
- Accredited IB Program where units of inquiry inspire deep, transdisciplinary understanding
- A whole-child focus that encourages the development of emotional intelligence, self-regulation and communication skills as well as academic skills
- A hands-on approach to learning and problem solving that bolsters creativity and innovation
Ultimately, our students mature into confident, healthy human beings inspired to contribute to a world that needs them. Or, as we like to say, “Our students love to learn and learn to leave their mark.”
Tuition, Aid, and Affordability
The lifelong benefits of an education that sparks the intellect, nurtures social-emotional growth, and teaches students to put knowledge into action are hard to quantify. While tuition at Mackintosh Academy is below the national average for independent schools, we understand that affording an independent school education requires a significant commitment for families. Socioeconomic and ethnic diversity are important to us, and we offer tuition assistance to as many qualified families as possible.
Tuition Assistance Process
Awards are given for grades PreK – 8, and amounts are determined using results from an independent financial analysis conducted by FACTS Grant and Aid, a division of Nelnet. Approximately thirty percent of Mackintosh students receive some tuition assistance to help cover tuition. We structure our awards by first serving those students who currently receive awards, then other enrolled students who have had a change in their financial status, followed by newly accepted students. All families receiving tuition assistance must reapply every year.
To start an application, go to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Tuition Assistance information is confidential. Only the Tuition Assistance Committee will be privy to this sensitive and personal information.
More information on our Solar Scholars program, for students with significant financial need, can be found here. Please contact our admissions team with any questions regarding how to apply for tuition assistance.
Tuition Rates for the 2023-24 School Year
PreK Morning Program: $13,800
Lower School (PreK through Fourth Grade): $23,000
Middle School (Fifth through Eighth Grade): $23,550
Overnight / Extended Day Trips
Overnight trips are an integral part of the Mackintosh Academy learning experience. In addition to the tuition costs noted above, parents should be prepared for overnight trip costs estimated below. Parents are strongly encouraged to involve their children in helping raise funds for these trips.
Third and Fourth Grade: $150 – $250
Fifth and Sixth Grade: $500 – $800
Seventh and Eighth Grade: $1,500 – $2,000
Tuition may be paid in full or via a payment plan. For the 2023-34 school year, a sibling discount of $850 will be offered to all second children and $1,150 to all third and subsequent children in the same family. Please email Arleen Brogan-Smith with any questions about tuition payments.
Tuition insurance protects your investment and is highly recommended. We work with Dewar Tuition Insurance. For more information, see the document below.