Tuition & Financial Aid

Nothing is more important than giving your child a good start in school. And there is nothing worse than your child having a poor experience – you want your child to love school, not hate it. Studies show a child’s early school experience determines how he or she will succeed in later grades. As a parent, you want to be sure that your child is being served by a school environment that will help him her not just succeed, but thrive, now, in high school, in college, and in life. What better investment in your children’s future than giving them the best option to love school early; it may make all the difference in their lives. (ADVIS.org) 
 
 "Richard and I often spoke about Benchmark as being an investment. We could have put our money in the stock market, but the return on that investment couldn't be guaranteed. On the other hand, our investment in Benchmark is sure to give Blake lifelong returns."  -Tina Eisen Fox, parent
 
2018-2019 Tuition
Grades 1-5:  $35,200
Grades 6-8:  $36,500  
(Tuition for grades 6-8 includes the use of a MacBook laptop for each student.)

Tuition is inclusive of all fees. The only additional fee a family may incur is if their child participates in After-School Guided Study, where for a nominal fee students can work on homework in a quite setting with Benchmark teachers providing supervision.
 
Benchmark School offers our families three payment plans:
  • Payment in full
  • Payment in three installments
  • Smart Tuition (9 month payment plan)
Financial Aid
Benchmark believes that access to educational excellence should be available to all qualified students, regardless of financial means. Therefore, we are proud to offer need-based financial aid in hopes that no family will be discouraged from applying due to financial need.

Benchmark School provides financial aid grants based on need. Application for financial aid is managed through SSS (School and Student Services) of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools). The SSS forms provide Benchmark with an objective means of helping to determine each family’s level of need. Families who intend to apply for financial aid are encouraged to do so at the time they make application for admission. 
 
        
 
For more information, contact Linda Lattif, Director of Enrollment Management, at 610-565-3741, ext. 144 or LindaLattif@BenchmarkSchool.org.
  

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Benchmark School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or on the basis of national or ethnic origin, in its admissions and financial program, in the administration of its educational program, or in its employment policies.
  
"We are so very grateful for the education Liz was given at Benchmark. Throughout Liz's many successes in high school and college, we often paused and reflected on our decision to send her to Benchmark. I believe it was the single most important and best decision we have ever made as parents. Liz feels the very same way."  
—Beth McCarthy, Parent of 2005 graduate  
 “My parent’s decision to send me to Benchmark was one of the best decisions they ever made.”  
—Katie LeGros-Taylor '92, West Virginia Wesleyan '00
  
"Benchmark School has motivated my daughter in a way I thought was impossible. I am overwhelmed with emotion because now when she says she wants to be a veterinarian or doctor, I actually believe that she can and will succeed. You have brought out the best in my child academically, and I am excited to watch her grow more confident and competent as she continues her journey at Benchmark."   
-C.B., Benchmark Parent