Tandem Friends School seeks students who will thrive in our unique educational environment, who will maximize their opportunities at our school, and who will make a difference to our world when they graduate. Tandem Friends School strives to admit a diverse student body representing many backgrounds, cultures, walks of life, and financial circumstances. We appreciate that for many families, an independent school education may represent a substantial financial commitment and require sacrifice.
To assist families with their educational goals, each year Tandem Friends makes financial aid available to families with demonstrated need; unfortunately, the amount of financial aid the school can provide is limited and will very likely not meet the needs of all families who apply to the school and whose financial circumstances qualify them for financial aid. Financial aid at Tandem Friends is funded by our operating budget. We do not have an endowment specifically designated for financial aid. Thus, every year, the size of each grant will depend on several factors that include: the available operating budget (set annually by the Board of Trustees), projected enrollment, the financial aid applicant pool, and each family's unique circumstances. The Financial Aid Committee takes these elements into account and endeavors to fairly and objectively maximize each family's award while staying within budget.
Families should note that financial aid only covers tuition expense. Families should also budget for additional expenses throughout the school year that include such items as the technology/textbook fee, school supplies, certain field trips, tutoring (if applicable), the cost of lunch (students may either bring or buy their lunch), and AP test fees, to name a few.
Tandem Friends School does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial-aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.