Tuition & Affordability

The tuition for 2022-2023 is $20,125 for kindergarten through grade 3 and $27,170 for grade 4 through grade 8. Moving forward, Hillside plans to set tuition increases at a rate that more closely aligns with the Consumer Price Index.

Financing a Hillside Education

Your investment in a Hillside education may feel overwhelming. Fortunately, we are able to identify and guide you through several options to help relieve some of the financial stress associated with tuition.

Financial Aid: Hillside-funded scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Individual aid may not exceed 80% of tuition for the academic year. Thanks to the generosity of dedicated individuals and corporate donors who continually contribute to The Hillside School Scholarship Fund, we are able to provide financial aid to over 40% of our students.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC): Students who live within the attendance boundaries of a state-designated underperforming school may qualify to receive OSTC scholarship funds.

Tuition Payment Plans: Single, term, quarterly, and monthly payment plans are available. Hillside partners with Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) for payment plans up to 12 months beginning in July.

IRS Medical Deductions: Tuition and expenses incurred for educational therapeutic intervention through approved schools are deductible medical expenses.

529 Savings Plans: A maximum of $10,000 per year from an individual’s 529 Savings Plan can be spent on tuition and expenses for elementary or secondary private/independent schools ( Check with your accountant or financial planner for details.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Some employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts that permit tuition reimbursement coverage under Medical Reimbursement Accounts. Check with your company’s benefits administrator.

Educational Loans: Your Tuition, or 1-800-920-9777 offers educational loans for students who attend independent K-12 schools.

Please contact our Director of Finance, Don Kuntzman, at or 610-967-3701.