Admission

Tailored Tuition

量身定制的学费是一个包容性的负担能力的倡议,旨在使澳门新葡新京官方教育访问到广泛的家庭.

量身定制学费申请是一份申请,包括学校所有的资助可能性. We make it easy for families by rolling all scholarships, grants, and financial aid into this one application that takes into consideration not only a family’s income, 而是他们的整体财务状况.

How It Works

量身定制的学费使家庭更容易清楚地了解如果他们的学生就读澳门新葡新京官方,他们可能会支付的学费水平. Applications for admission and applications for Tailored Tuition are considered separately, but they are meant to be completed at the same time. For families who are new to Ellis, both applications are due January 1. Any new applications submitted after the first round of decisions are considered on a rolling basis, as room in the class and remaining Tailored Tuition funds allow.

Tuition

注:2024-2025学年新增, lunch and snack are included in the tuition for kindergarten through grade 12. While lunch is not included for pre-kindergarten students, they may order from an age-appropriate list of a la carte options. Snack will continue to be offered for our pre-kindergarten students at no additional cost.

In order to support the greatest number of students overall, Tailored Tuition funds are focused on students entering the Middle and Upper Schools (grades 5–12). 这意味着申请低年级(学前班到四年级)的家庭每年至少要支付一半的学费, or plan to apply for grade 5 when more Tailored Tuition funds become available. Please also note that the first column in the chart below shows the Top Tuition for each grade, 而第二列显示了符合“量身定制学费”资格的家庭可能的学费范围.

Lower School
Grade 2024-2025年最高学费 量身定制的学费范围*
幼稚园(五个半天) $12,650 $9,250–$13,665
幼稚园(2个全日/3个半天) $15,100
幼稚园(3个全日/2个半天) $16,100
幼稚园(5个全日) $18,500
Kindergarten $22,000 $11,000–$20,000
Grades 1–4 $27,000 $13,500–$21,700
Middle School
Grade 2024-2025年最高学费 量身定制的学费范围*
Grade 5 $30,000 $4,000–$22,400
Grades 6–8 $31,710 $2,000–$25,500
Upper School
Grade 2024-2025年最高学费 量身定制的学费范围*
Grades 9–12 $35,910 $2,000–$29,150

*从学前班到四年级的量身定制学费最高为最高学费的50%. In other words, all families are expected to contribute a minimum of $9,学前班250人, $11,在幼稚园, and $13,500 in grades 1–4. If those rates of tuition are not within your family’s budget at this time, 我们鼓励您提前计划并申请五年级,因为有更低的量身定制学费.

更好地了解你的家庭学费

In Practice

Family A

一名在职家长,两名中学申请者


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    • 家庭年收入:7万美元
    • 每年住房费用:6864美元
    • Tailored Tuition: $1,049 per student, or $2,098 total
    • Grandparent Contribution: $5,000 per student, or $10,000 total
      • Revised Tailored Tuition: $6,049 per student, or $12,098 total

Family B

Two working parents, one Lower School applicant, one child in non-tuition-charging school

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    • 家庭年收入:12万美元
    • 每年住房费用:18,000美元
    • 每年儿童保育费用:4000美元
    • 量身定制学费:12527美元

Family C

Two working parents, two applicants to Upper School, one child in college

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    • 家庭年收入:17.5万美元
    • 每年住房费用:$12,792
    • Annual Retirement Savings: $19,000 (max pre-tax contribution)
    • Annual College Tuition Contribution: $8,500 (balance covered by student loans)
    • Tailored Tuition: $8,592 per student, or $25,777 total

Family D

Two working parents, one applicant to Middle School, one applicant to Upper School

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    • 家庭年收入:25万美元
    • 每年住房费用:28,080美元
    • 每年学生贷款:9000美元
    • Tuition: Top Tuition of $30,200 for Middle School applicant and $34,200 for Upper School applicant

Payment Plans

澳门官方老葡京致力于与家庭合作,以确保在整个学年顺利支付学费. Families may select one of three payment plan options offered by the School: the one-payment, two-payment, 或者十期付款计划. Families select a payment plan when they submit the Evergreen Enrollment Statement. A different payment plan can be selected for a subsequent year during the Annual Re-enrollment Window.

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  • Ten-payment Plan

    该计划包括10次付款,将每年的学费分成从6月开始到3月结束的分期付款. A级学费保险.W.G. Dewar, Inc. and payment through FACTS Tuition Management Service are required for this payment plan. The five percent enrollment deposit is due upon submission of the Evergreen Enrollment Statement and is applied to the final tuition payment in March. The annual nonrefundable FACTS fee ($50 for the Ten-Payment Plan) and tuition insurance fees will be withdrawn via FACTS alongside your second tuition payment in July.
  • Two-payment Plan

    该计划由两部分组成,其中60%到7月31日到期,其余40%到1月1日到期. A级学费保险.W.G. Dewar, Inc. and payment through FACTS Tuition Management Service are required for this payment plan. The five percent enrollment deposit is due upon submission of the Evergreen Enrollment Statement and is applied to the final tuition payment in December. The annual nonrefundable FACTS fee ($20 for the Two-Payment Plan) and tuition insurance fees will be withdrawn via FACTS alongside your first tuition payment in July.
  • One-payment Plan

    This payment plan is comprised of one payment of the annual tuition by July 31. A级学费保险.W.G. Dewar, Inc. is optional, though strongly recommended, for families who select this payment plan. Payment through FACTS Tuition Management Service is required. 5%的入学保证金在提交长荣入学声明时到期,并适用于7月份的付款. The annual nonrefundable FACTS fee ($20 for the One-Payment Plan) is withdrawn before the first payment and tuition insurance fees with be withdrawn via FACTS alongside the tuition payment in July.
  • Tuition Insurance

    学费保险可以通过A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. 所有付款计划的费用为0.你女儿学费的85%. This brochure 详细说明该计划的覆盖范围.

How to Apply

The 入学申请 以及“量身定制学费”的申请 Clarity Tuition 是分开但同时发生的. 入学申请截止日期为1月1日, and the Tailored Tuition application window runs from November 1 through December 15 for returning families and November 1 through January 1 for new families. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis after January 1, 但空间和量身定制的学费可能有限. 下面概述了应用的步骤.

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  • 6. 在11月1日之前提交申请 & January 1

    Create or log in to your account with Clarity Tuition and complete the application, 这是关于家庭规模的问题, total income, 费用(包括非经常性费用), 资产(包括房屋净值), liabilities, 还有其他的考虑吗?.

    You may complete your application on a desktop/laptop or on your mobile phone, 你可以保存你的进度以便以后返回.

    *Please note: There is a $60 fee to submit the application. If you qualify for a fee waiver, the fee will be waived automatically by Clarity Tuition.


  • 7. Families With One Parent/Guardian or Multiple Households

    If your student's family includes multiple households, a Clarity application must be submitted by each household along with all required supporting documents in order to be considered for Tailored Tuition. Consideration of all available resources from both custodial and non-custodial parents/guardians and their spouses or live-in partners is based on the belief that a family’s contribution to education is a reflection of the ability, 不是意愿, to contribute, which is NAIS’ (National Association of Independent Schools) best practice. 所有的财务信息都是严格保密的,任何时候一个家庭都不能接触到其他家庭的信息.

    If your student’s household includes only one parent, we will send a document request through the Clarity Portal for the 第二份家长/监护人弃权申请表. Please complete and upload it to the Clarity portal under Additional Documents. Requests are approved in cases where the second parent has no involvement in the child’s life for reasons such as independent conception or widowhood.
     
    If your student’s family includes multiple households, 当申请和上一年的纳税申报表(通过表格4506-C)从父母双方收到时,文件被认为是完整的, 联合或分开.
  • 8. 4月20日前提交税务验证文件

    Please submit verification 2023 tax documents through the Clarity portal by April 20, 2024.
  • 9. Renew Annually

    量身定制的学费每年确定一次, and current Ellis parents must reapply each year through Clarity by December 15. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, families can expect a similar rate of Tailored Tuition from year to year.

额外出勤费用

学费包括所有课程, field trips, technology, 课堂材料, 以及大多数的共同和课外活动. 除了学费,还有 一些额外费用 与出勤有关,详列如下.

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  • 课后照顾及活动

    课后托儿服务, 被称为延长日计划(EDP), is $605–$2,388 per year, depending on the number of days per week for which the student is registered. 超出延长日, Ellis offers additional after-school enrichment opportunities, 包括课后活动, athletics, 和澳门新葡新京官方音乐学院. 这些活动的费用每年都会公布, and pre-payment for Extended Day (excluding drop-ins), 课后充实班, some athletics, 和澳门新葡新京官方音乐学院. Fees apply for participation in trips for Pennsylvania Junior Classical League (PAJCL), 宾夕法尼亚初级科学院(PJAS), Ski Club, and mini-courses.
  • Dining Services

    2024-2025学年新课程, lunch and snack are included in the tuition for kindergarten through grade 12. While lunch is not included for pre-kindergarten students, they may order from an age-appropriate list of a la carte options. Snack will continue to be offered for our pre-kindergarten students at no additional cost.
  • Testing Fees

    PSATs (which are $18) and AP exams (which range from $97–$145) are billed separately. (These rates are determined by The College Board and are subject to change.) Students who receive Tailored Tuition receive a proportional reduction to AP exam fees.
  • 教科书及学习用品

    School supplies are provided in Lower School; students in grades 5–12 are encouraged to budget $50–$150 per year for supplies depending on the student’s grade and course load. Textbooks are provided in Lower and Middle School; students in Upper School should budget $100–$350 per year for books depending on the student’s course load. Students in grades 6–12 must supply their own graphing calculator (around $100). Ellis offers a 1:1 device program in Middle and Upper School at no additional cost.
  • 学费、管理费及保险费

    Enrollment in FACTS Tuition Management service is required. The fee for the ten-payment plan is $50; the fee for the two-payment plan is $20; the fee for the one-payment plan is $0. A级学费保险.W.G. Dewar, Inc. is required for multi-payment plans, the fee for which is 0.85% of net tuition.
  • 制服及商品

    Uniforms are required for students in kindergarten to grade 12. 新制服项目, including required physical education uniform items, families should budget up to $250; for gently used uniform and physical education items, 每个家庭的预算应该高达150美元.
  • Van Service

    If you reside in a school district that does not provide bus transportation for your daughter(s), van service that spans the greater Pittsburgh area is available. 塞威克利每个学生的学费, Murrysville, South Hills, 北部社区(Pine Richland), South Butler, Southwest Butler, Quaker Valley, 和火星地区)是4美元,每年往返600美元,外加2美元,单程每年300美元. Please note that van service pricing is subject to change.

Scholarships

澳门官方老葡京是由学费资助的, fees, 慈善事业的支持, 学校捐赠的收入, 以及来自辅助项目的收入. 量身定制的学费在很大程度上是由 捐赠奖学金 made in honor and memory of remarkable members of Ellis’ community. 除了申请量身定制学费之外,不需要额外的申请就可以被考虑申请这些奖学金. At this time, Ellis does not offer any merit or athletic scholarships.

FAQs

Q: How is Tailored Tuition different than Financial Aid?

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    量身定制的学费是一个包容性的负担能力的倡议,旨在使澳门新葡新京官方教育访问到广泛的家庭 and to make it easier for families to get a clear picture of the level of tuition they would likely pay if their daughter attended Ellis. 在传统的财政援助模式中, it can be hard for a family to know whether they would qualify for aid and, if they would, 他们的学费会是多少啊. 对很多家庭来说, this can be a deterrent to pursuing the admission application process, even if they are certain their daughters would thrive at Ellis. Tailored Tuition is designed so families can envision their daughters at Ellis with the certainty that The Ellis School partners with all families to determine the rate of Tailored Tuition that is sustainable for them.

问:我的申请是否保密?

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    Yes. Clarity Tuition是一家为全国各地的独立学校提供高度安全的财务审查服务的公司. 您提供的所有信息, including the required and supplemental documents, 是绝对保密的吗.

Q: How is Tailored Tuition different for families applying for Lower School (pre-k–4)?

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    从幼儿园到四年级的量身定制学费的最低费率是最高学费的50%. Families who complete the Clarity Tuition application and demonstrate that they can reasonably commit to 50% or more of the Top Tuition will be considered for Tailored Tuition. Families who would require a lower rate of Tailored Tuition are encouraged to explore community-based scholarships or to revisit Ellis for grade 5 when lower rates of Tailored Tuition are available.

Q: What if we are paying tuition for more than one child?

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    Tailored Tuition is designed to ensure that the total tuition that each family pays is the right fit. 当申请被审查时, 每个孩子的学费, 以及每个家庭的总学费, are considered. When a family has multiple students applying to or enrolled at Ellis, the application takes into account the commitment this represents.

Q: My daughter is a returning Ellis student and we have not applied for Tailored Tuition in the past. Are we eligible?

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    由于情况的变化,从未申请过量身定制学费的回国家庭可以申请, 比如多了一个申请澳门官方老葡京的孩子, 收入的减少, job loss, 情有可原的情况下, etc. 如果更高年级的学费超出了他们的预算,返校家庭也可以申请. Applications for returning students must be submitted through Clarity Tuition between November 1 and December 15 in order to be considered for the next school year.

Q: Does every family need to submit an application?

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    希望考虑量身定制学费的家庭必须通过Clarity学费提交申请. Families who intend to pay the Top Tuition and do not require Tailored Tuition do not need to apply.

问:定制学费何时确定?

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    现有家庭应在12月15日前提交定制学费申请,新家庭应在1月1日前提交申请. 适用于申请澳门官方老葡京的家庭, admission decisions and Tailored Tuition are shared in early February for applicants to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and in early March for applicants to grades 1 through 12. Applications completed outside this timeline will be considered on a rolling admission basis and may be subject to limited space or Tailored Tuition. 为回国的澳门新葡新京官方家人, 量身定制的学费包含在每个家庭的重新注册协议中,该协议将于2月份通过MyEllis提供.

Q: Does applying for Tailored Tuition impact my daughter’s 入学申请?

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    Applications for admission are considered separately from applications for Tailored Tuition. 学生可能会被学校录取,但根据申请时可用的资源,将其列入量身定制学费的候补名单. The Ellis School has a robust budget of approximately $1.900万美元的量身定制学费, and the School’s goal is to partner with as many families of qualified students as possible with the composition of the student body and the fiscal health of the School at the center of each decision.

Q: How do families with multiple households apply for Tailored Tuition?

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    如果学生属于多个家庭, each parent/guardian must submit a separate Clarity Tuition application along with all tax documents and required forms to be considered for Tailored Tuition. 将考虑父母/监护人及其配偶/同居伴侣提供的所有可用资源, 基于这样一种信念,即一个家庭对教育费用的贡献是“贡献能力”的反映, 而不是贡献的意愿,” which is standard National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Clarity Tuition policy. 所有的财务信息都是严格保密的,任何时候一个家庭都不能接触到其他家庭的信息. If a parent is no longer involved in the life of the child in any way, please complete the 第二份家长/监护人弃权申请表. 您将在Clarity学费门户网站上收到一份文件请求,需要在附加文件下上传. 招生管理主任将审查此请求,并提出任何额外要求.

Q: How does Tailored Tuition benefit families at The Ellis School who pay the top annual tuition?

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    Ellis partners with all families to offset the cost of tuition. Even the top rate of tuition covers only a portion of the total cost of an Ellis education. 提供量身定制的学费, we distribute our fixed operating expenses across a larger number of tuition payers, helping to ensure that annual increases to tuition are modest. 量身定制的学费支持健康的学生参与我们的课程和课外活动,欢迎更多的女孩到澳门新葡新京官方. Tailored Tuition also ensures that all Ellis students attend school with other bright, engaged, interesting and interested students who create the vibrant, diverse, 我们都希望我们的孩子拥有一个包容的社区,我们知道它支持一个更有吸引力和更有效的学习环境.

Q: How should I prepare to apply for Tailored Tuition?

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    The Tailored Tuition application window runs from November 1 to January 1. Please join us for a Tailored Tuition Tutorial, offered in November and December each school year. These detailed sessions led by the Director of Enrollment Management review the application in detail and prepare you for a swift and accurate submission process. 在你参加了一个教程之后, you can schedule a time to speak or meet with the Director of Enrollment Management if you would like assistance with your application or if you have specific questions. Be sure to compile digital copies of your previous year tax documents (1040, W-2s, 1099s, etc.),以协助你完成申请. 你的申请截止日期是1月1日. Clarity will transfer all your relevant tax documents directly from the IRS. 如果你有任何问题,随时, you are welcome to call the Enrollment office at 412-661-4880 or email admissions@goodmorningpraise.com.

问:量身定制学费是如何确定的?

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    The Ellis School uses the recommendation of Clarity Tuition, 哪个是基于父申请中提供的信息,并与所需税务表格中的信息进行核实. Significant variables that influence Tailored Tuition include income, assets, liabilities, debts, allowances, the 受养人数目 and children in tuition-charging schools, 为退休和上大学存钱, 以及一些意想不到的一次性开支. 根据他们的家庭预算, 家长/监护人也被要求提供他们认为适合他们预算的量身定制学费. 这就是所谓的家庭报价. 根据所有提供的信息, Clarity Tuition calculates the discretionary income of each family and recommends a stretch but sustainable rate of Tailored Tuition that places tuition among a family’s top financial commitments but does not exceed their budget. 明确的建议, the Family Offer, 以及申请中提供的所有其他定性信息都会被审查,以确保量身定制的学费适合每个家庭.

Q: I’m not sure if my family will qualify for Tailored Tuition. Should I apply?

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    Yes. Each year, Ellis offers Tailored Tuition to families from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Tailored Tuition that is even slightly less than Top Tuition can make all the difference to a family. Please don't hesitate to contact the Enrollment Office at 412-661-4880 or admissions@goodmorningpraise.com if you would like some personalized guidance prior to starting the Tailored Tuition application.

Q: Does my family need to reapply for Tailored Tuition every year?

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    Yes. Applications for Tailored Tuition are reviewed every year. 接受量身定制学费的家庭可以期望每年支付类似的费用,前提是重大的财务变量(申请状态), 受养人数目, income, etc.) remain the same. 学费申请和支持税务文件的截止日期是12月15日,新家庭的截止日期是1月1日.

Q: Will my family be asked to contribute to the Ellis Fund (The Ellis School's annual fund)?

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    Yes. Participation in the Ellis Fund is of critical importance. Rates of participation among parents are one of the most significant factors that funders take into account when deciding whether or not to invest in a school. Please plan to make a gift that is meaningful to your family and remember that gifts both large and small make a huge difference in the life of the School.