Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fee Schedule for 2024-25

Prekindergarten:  $26,470
Kindergarten:  $26,470
Grades 1-5:  $29,150
Grades 6-8:  $31,390
Grades 9-12:  $32,710

One-time new student registration fee: $1,000

Textbooks & Class Trips

Students in grades 6-12 purchase textbooks online from Barnes & Noble (MBS); the cost of textbooks usually ranges from $500 - $800.

Class trips are offered annually for students in grades 6, 8, and 9. These trips range in cost from approximately $450 for ninth grade, $800 for sixth grade, and $2,400 for the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. The cost of school trips is not included in tuition.

Financial Aid Policies

  • All financial aid is based on a family’s demonstrated financial need; the school does not award merit scholarships based on academic, athletic, or other student talents or achievements.
  • For a student who is also applying for admission to Cooper, the financial aid decision will be sent upon notification by the Admission Office that the student has been offered admission. Parents will not be required to make an enrollment decision until the school issues the financial aid decision.
  • For a student who attended Cooper in 2023-24, a re-enrollment contract and $300 deposit for 2024-25 must be submitted before a financial aid decision can be made.
  • The school keeps all financial aid information confidential, and it is the school's expectation that you will also keep your award confidential. Failure to do so may result in the removal of your award.
  • Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis; a new financial aid application must be filed each year, even if the family received financial aid the previous school year.
  • The school begins issuing financial aid awards in March and continues until the financial aid budget is fully expended.
  • The school does not hold funds in reserve for families who received financial aid the previous year.
  • Financial aid for 2024-25 will not be awarded to a current Cooper family that has a delinquent tuition balance.

Financial Aid Procedures - Deadline: March 1, 2024

October 2, 2023: Start a School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) application and complete through Step 5. When you submit the form, you will be charged $60 by SSS.
  • Cooper's identification number for this application is 4225
  • By picking The John Cooper School in Step 5 of the application process, you indicate you want to apply for financial aid for 2024-25
After January 1, 2024 before March 1, 2024: Complete and submit your SSS form and securely upload
  • A copy of all W-2 Forms for 2023 to SSS
  • A signed and dated copy of your full 2023 IRS 1040 Federal Income Tax Form, including all supporting schedules. If your 2023 taxes are not ready by March 1, send them as soon after that date as possible. Your financial aid application will not be reviewed until the school receives your 2023 tax return to your SSS file.

Financial Aid Frequenly Asked Questions

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The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifelong learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.