Admissions

Tuition

Here at Calvert, we are deeply invested in every child’s education, and we recognize that choosing an independent school includes making a significant financial commitment. That’s why we offer multiple payment plans and a bundled approach to tuition fees. Together with our robust financial assistance program, this comprehensive approach is designed to help families plan for actual yearly costs while making a Calvert education more affordable.
By including expenses traditionally not covered by tuition, the bundled model provides families with a clearer financial forecast and more opportunities to plan while offering significant savings. From Fifth Age to Eighth Grade, tuition includes uniforms, school supplies, books, workbooks, field trips, snacks, and daily lunch for all students. Parents are not billed additionally for any of these expenses.

 

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  • Is an independent school worth it?

    Since 1897, Calvert School has been providing students with a solid foundation in education, giving them the tools and opportunity to explore, create, and innovate long after they’ve left our halls.
     
    • Over the past three years, Calvert graduates have received over 100 merit scholarships to top high schools in Maryland and beyond.

    • Many Calvert alumni are accepted to top-tier colleges and universities. This year, a remarkable 71 Calvert graduates are enrolled at the most competitive colleges and universities. Read more here.

    • Calvert kids are lifelong achievers – and as their journeys continue, they’re supported by a tight-knit community of more than 3,500 alumni. Using Calvert Connect, a networking site exclusive to graduates, Calvert students can reach out to former classmates, expand their networks, and forge long-lasting professional relationships.

    • Before they choose to be doctors, lawyers, artists, and actors, our alumni receive the foundation they need to succeed in any field – and they went to Calvert first.
  • The many benefits of a bundled tuition

    At Calvert, tuition fees cover far more than traditional expenses. In addition to classes and uniforms, our bundled model includes the cost of uniforms, athletic equipment, field trips, classroom supplies, lunch, and a daily snack. Parents are NOT additionally billed for these expenses.
     
    • School supplies including pens, pencils, markers, and notebooks are covered under the cost of tuition. Backpacks are the only items families must provide.

    • Daily lunches include delicious, well-balanced meals that provide the energy students need to excel in their studies. Lunches range from classic grilled cheese and broccoli to hearty beef brisket or turkey chili – and tasty soup, salad, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are available daily. We are able to work one-on-one with families of children with dietary restrictions or allergies.

    • We do not ask parents to pay additional fees for grade-level field trips such as Fort McHenry or The Maryland Zoo.

    • Should your child join one of Calvert’s impressive sports teams, athletic uniforms and equipment are also provided under bundled tuition.
  • Keeping Calvert affordable

    If a Calvert School education is a priority for your family, our Business Office is willing to work with you on an individual basis to find a solution that will work best for you.
     
    To help families manage the financial cost of a Calvert education, we offer a robust financial aid program, tuition insurance, and three interest-free payment plans:
     
    • Full payment due on July 15
    • Two equal payments due on July 15 and December 15
    • Ten equal payments due monthly, May 15 to February 15

    There are no fees associated with the full or two-payment plans, though a one-time $45 free is required for the 10-month option.

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  • 2020-2021 Tuition Rates

    Fifth Age
    $18,850

    Sixth Age
    $22,950

    Seventh Age – Tenth Age
    $26,100

    Fifth Grade – Eighth Grade
    $27,825
  • Payment Plans

    Calvert School offers three interest-free payment plans from which to choose:
    • Full payment due on July 15
    • Two equal payments due on July 15 and December 15
    • Ten equal payments due monthly, May 15 to February 15
    There are no fees associated with the one and two payment plans and there is a one-time fee of $45 for the ten payment plan. Payments must be made using our third party payment processor, TADS. Payments can be made through direct debit or credit card (fees will apply).

    Monthly statements are payable when rendered. All financial obligations must be fulfilled before the School may grant a diploma, issue an official transcript, or admit a student for a subsequent academic year.
  • Payments

    Students are enrolled for the entire academic year. Tuition must be paid in full prior to July 15th or you can enroll in a payment plan. The School has continuing expenses such as faculty salaries and physical plant maintenance that must be maintained throughout the year; therefore, no adjustment of fees can be made in the event of a student’s late entrance, absence, withdrawal, or dismissal.

FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Who may apply for financial assistance?

    Any student who is applying for admission to Calvert School for the upcoming academic year or any current student re-enrolling to Calvert School for the following academic year who are in good financial standing with Calvert School.
  • Q: Where and when do I obtain an application for financial assistance?

    Families may apply online at www.mytads.com beginning November 1.
  • Q: Is there a fee to apply?

    Yes, TADS charges a fee for their services. The fee for the 2020-21 school year is $34.
    Information regarding fees and instructions for filling out the appropriate forms can be found on the TADS website.
  • Q: When should I apply?

    Applications for the 2020-21 school year can be submitted online beginning November 1.
    Applications for returning Calvert students and new applicants are due by January 5, 2020.
  • Q: May I submit an application after the deadline has already passed?

    Yes, but funds are limited and may not be available. The Calvert School Financial Aid Committee will review each application as it is received and dispense funds as long as they are available.
  • Q: How much financial aid may I expect to receive?

    If you qualify for the full amount of financial aid available, you may receive a
    maximum of 95% of the annual tuition.
  • Q: If my family income is $XX,XXX per year, do I qualify? Should I bother filling out an application?

    Each family situation is unique, and many factors are considered when assessing financial need. Therefore, we are unable to make any determinations for eligibility until all documents have been reviewed.
  • Q: Is this a loan - does the money I receive have to be repaid?

    Financial aid received from Calvert School is not a loan; it does not have to be repaid. Low interest educational loans are sometimes available to qualified families through private institutions.

    Private School Scholarship Providers
    The Abell Foundation
    phone: (410) 547-1300
    fax: (410) 539-6579
    website: www.abell.org

    Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust
    phone: (410) 752-2225
    fax: (410) 752-2249
    website: www.besttrust.org

    Children’s Scholarship Fund
    phone: (212) 515-7137
    fax: (212) 515-7111
    website: www.scholarshipfund.org

    Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore
    phone: (410) 243-2510
    fax: (410) 243-8629
    website: www.csfbaltimore.org

    Student Loan Information
    The following companies offer K-12 tuition loan services:

    The prepGATE K-12
    phone: (866) 362-4283
    website: www.prepgate.com

    The Sallie Mae K-12 Family Education Loan
    phone: (877) 279-7172
    website: www.salliemae.com/student-loans/private-school-loan

    Your Tuition Solution
    phone: (800) 920-9777
    website: www.yourtuitionsolution.com
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.

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