Choosing Voyagers' Community School
We know choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Voyagers' Community School we believe that a family’s investment in their child’s future is one of the best investments that can be made.
For the past 14 years, families have invested in a Voyagers’ education because they know that the school:
+ Fosters confidence
+ Stimulates creativity
+ Nurtures intellectual curiosity
+ Instills a sense of responsibility
+ Develops critical thinking skills
+ Prepares students for intellectual challenges
+ Promotes habits of mindfulness and values that endure
Learn more about Indexed Tuition.
Why Indexed Tuition?
Voyagers’ is committed to making our school accessible and affordable to families from a broad range of economic circumstances. Therefore, we have instituted Indexed Tuition. This tuition approach enables families in need to receive a tuition rate based on their individual financial situation. Families who participate in the Indexed Tuition Program will benefit with fair and equitable tuition rates. While we expect all families to contribute to the cost of our school. We also expect that the majority of Voyagers’ families will benefit from Indexed Tuition. This will bridge a gap that often seems too wide. If financial concerns are the barrier to admission, we encourage you to apply for Indexed Tuition.
Participating in the Process
Like most independent schools, Voyagers’ uses an outside service to evaluate a family’s ability to pay tuition. Voyagers’ has partnered with TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services), a company that has spent more than 40 years working to helps schools evaluate each family’s ability to contribute to their child’s education. TADS provides a high level of confidentiality, expertise, impartiality and accuracy. We use TADS as an objective and independent third party. TADS recommends how much a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition within the preset tuition index.
TADS assesses each family’s financial strength, taking into consideration income, assets, family size, unusual expenses and the enrollment of other children in tuition-charging schools. They also consider whether a family owns real estate or has other significant investments. The company accounts for lifestyle choices, other possible sources of funding, and the tuitions being paid by families in similar situations. TADS helps us by looking carefully at the financial choices families make. We trust families understand the value of a private school education and are committed to making education a top priority.
It is impossible for the school to determine the actual level of tuition for a given family until the time an offer of admission is made. Families should complete their on-line enrollment application in a timely fashion.
Failure to meet deadlines may prevent the school from determining an indexed tuition rate. The tuition amount assigned to the family may be significantly affected.
Learn more about our Tuition and Payment Plans.
Full-Time Enrollment | 2017-2018 School Year
We are proud to announce, the Board of Directors guaranteed a 0% increase in tuition rates moving from the 2016-2017 to the 2017-2018 school year. They also continued their commitment to Indexed Tuition Enrollment.
Infants and Toddlers | $2,660 - $13,300
Pre-Kindergarten | $2,800 - $14,000
Lower School | $3,780 - $18,900
Upper School | $4,260 - $21,300
Part-Time Enrollment For Toddlers and PreK
(priority is given to full-time enrollees)
All Day | 8:30 - 3:30
2-day $ 6,600
3-day $ 9,400
Mornings | 8:30 - 12:30
2-day $ 3,800
3-day $ 5,400
4-day $ 6,500
5-day $ 7,800
Afternoons | 12:30- 3:30
2 day $ 2,800
3 day $ 4,000
4 day $ 4,550
5 day $ 5,500
Siblings receive an 5% discount off the lower tuition.
Tuition covers common expenses related to your child’s education. There are no additional charges for books and supplies, uniforms, field trips, snacks, or insurance.
Extended Care Hours
7:30am - 8:30am
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Extended Care Fees
Pre-Booked at the beginning of each month
$125 | fee per month for the use of early care
$275 | fee per month for the use of late care
Booked by the hour
$10.00 | 48 hours in advance. Hourly rate per availability
$12.00 | As needed. Hourly rate per availability
A non-refundable $500 tuition deposit is required is required to complete a student’s enrollment. Tuition deposits must be made within ten days of receiving an enrollment contract.
Tuition Payment Plans 2017 - 2018
Families may choose from 1 of 3 payment options:
- Tuition in full within 10 days of receiving and enrollment contract, receive a 3% discount
- Tuition in two payments; the first by May 5 and the second by August 5
- Tuition in ten monthly payments beginning in June 2016 and ending in March 2017
Make a Donation
Voyagers’ families are asked to make annual donations to the School's Education Fund. These gifts help finance sports and academic teams, technology initiatives, learning centers including STEAM Lab, culinary arts, the writers' or the music studio and scholarships. We ask that all families to support fundraising efforts; every gift is appreciated and meaningful. As we are a 501c3 organization, unrestricted gifts are tax-deductible, and some employers may match their employee’s gifts. For more information about our Education Fund and its use in the school budget, please contact the Director of Development.
Ready to Apply? Learn about our Admission Process.
Just visit our school, meet our Admissions Team, and learn more about our admissions process.
Attend an Informational Meeting or Open House.
Call our Admissions Team to schedule your visit and learn more about our admissions process.
Submit an application for Admissions along with your $150 application fee.
Collect all of the financial information you will need to support your admissions application.
Create a TADS Admissions Application:
– Go to www.TADS.com
– Select “Apply for Financial Aid”/Indexed Tuition
– Indicate Voyagers’ Community School
– Submit your TADS admissions application
Immediately following your online session, submit all the required financial information as requested by TADS .
Receive an admissions agreement with an established indexed tuition rate, based on a TADS recommendation.
Agree to the terms of admissions, select a payment plan, and provide a deposit to secure your child’s enrollment.
Still have a question? Visit our frequently asked questions.
Q: What is Indexed Tuition?
A: There are many Indexed Tuition FAQs. Indexed tuition provides a move away from the traditional approach to tuition costs and financial aid. It is an innovative model for determining the right tuition investment for every student, in every family. This approach sets tuition for each student based on family need.
Q: Why adopt Indexed Tuition?
A: The Board of Directors is determined to make a Voyagers’ education accessible to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds. They want to avoid the “sticker shock” that occurs when families are presented with only the upper end of tuition. Recruiting other families to share in the costs and benefits of our school allows us to provide the support students' need. A Voyagers’ education is an investment in a child who loves coming to school every day. We serve a young person who develops a strong sense of self, and provide for a graduate who is prepared to take on the world's greatest challenges.
Q: Does Indexed Tuition affect the quality of education offered by the school?
A: Voyagers’ continues to provide small class sizes. It also provides all the academic, intellectual, artistic, aesthetic, social and emotional support students need, and that we are noted for.
Q: Must I complete an application for Indexed Tuition?
A: No, this application is not required. If you choose not to complete the application you will pay the upper-most tuition for your child’s class.
Q: Must a non-custodial parent complete an application for Indexed Tuition?
A: Non-custodial parents must also complete the application for Indexed Tuition. Both parents retain the obligation to contribute what they can afford to the education of their children. This is regardless of any divorce or agreements stating otherwise. Each parent’s responsibility to pay tuition is determined by a family’s ability to meet educational expenses. Each parent’s data is combined to determine tuition. Information provided by each parent remains confidential throughout the process.
Q: What happens if a non-custodial parent does not complete an application for Indexed Tuition?
If one parent decides to forego submission of the Indexed Tuition Application that parent will be deemed to be able to pay full tuition. This may result in a greater share of tuition being paid by one parent as compared to the other.
Q: Will submitting an application for Indexed Tuition hurt my children’s likelihood of being accepted?
A: Determination of tuition levels is a separate function from the admission process. An Indexed Tuition Application does not affect a child’s likelihood of being accepted.
Q: When will we find out the tuition level for our child(ren)?
A: Tuition levels will be indicated in the letter offering admission and in the enrollment contracts sent out electronically.
Q: Does Indexed Tuition continue throughout a student’s time at Voyagers’ Community School?
A: Each student’s financial need is calculated annually. Therefore families are required to complete and submit an application for Indexed Tuition and submit all required financial information for each year that they wish to be considered for indexed tuition.
Q: What happens when a second child applies to enter Voyagers’?
A: Once the admission process has been completed and the child is accepted, the family’s financial circumstances will be reviewed. TADS will determine to what extent further discount levels are available for multi-child families.
Q: What happens when family members or others contribute to tuition on behalf of a Voyagers’ student?
A: Voyagers’ expects honesty from all of its families. If a grandparent or other individual is contributing to a child’s education this must be reported on your TADS application. If support is received after tuition has been determined the school must be notified. A tuition adjustment may apply in some cases.
Q: If I am receiving an indexed tuition contract and my financial situation changes for the better, what do I do?
A: Families, who receive Indexed Tuition contracts and have a positive change of financial status, are expected to inform the school. Again, Voyagers’ expects honesty from all of its families.
Q: If my financial situation changes and I have a need for assistance that I didn’t have before, what do I do?
A: You should contact TADS and provide information on the financial changes you are experiencing. You should also write a letter to the school requesting a reconsideration of your Indexed Tuition level and provide as much supporting information as possible.
Q: If I receive an Indexed Tuition contract but I do not believe that it will enable me to enroll my child at Voyagers’, what should I do?
A: Families, who receive an Indexed Tuition contract at a level that they do not believe is sustainable, should contact the school directly. They should request a review of their application. All requests for review must be in writing and must specifically state the financial reasons behind the request. In these cases, an index adjustment or Scholarship will be considered.
Q: How will you treat our application if one parent does not work?
A: Voyagers’ works to treat all families equally. When there are no pre-school age children in the home, we assume that both parents are employed. If one parent chooses not to work, we will assign a second income, based on the equivalent of full tuition, to that parent for the purpose of calculating the family’s estimated tuition contribution.
Q: When will tuition be set for each school year?
A: Each year, the Board of Directors will establish the indexed tuition range at their January meeting.