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Affording GCDS

At Country Day, we believe that our community is strengthened by the diversity of backgrounds, interests, and talents of our student body. We are proud of our history of helping bring the cost of a GCDS experience within reach for families from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Infographic of gross household income for families receiving FA

GCDS offers approximately $9.5 million annually in need-based financial aid. It is our goal to make a GCDS education fit within your family’s unique budget. We want to partner with you in providing your child with an exceptional education that develops academic skills, character, and a sense of personal accomplishment and pride. If you feel that your family needs assistance to pay for a Country Day education, then we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid. Below you will find helpful information about our Financial Aid Program.

If at any point you have additional questions, please contact:

Cheryl Plummer, Director of Admission and Financial Aid 203-863-5613

Laura Brantley, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Upper School, 203-863-5615

October 1 Financial Aid application (Parents' Financial Statement) available
December 15
Financial Aid application due
March 1
Financial Aid award notification

Additional Information

2020-21 Tuition

Grade Tuition Fee
Nursery $35,950
Pre-K - Grade 2 $41,650
Grades 3 - 5 $43,750
Grades 6 - 8 $44,850
Grades 9 - 12 $46,950

Financial Aid Infographic

Financial Aid Infographic

Financial Aid Infographic