Tuition and Fees
We are thankful to all the families who entrust their child’s educational journey to us. We are committed to providing an outstanding education that will continue to support and nourish each student throughout the rest of their life. In return, we know each child leaves their own unique imprint at West Sound Academy that lasts long after they graduate.
2024-2025 Tuition and Fees
Tuition (All Grades) $ 28,800
Homestay Fee (International only) $ 18,000
Grades 6-8 $ 300
Grades 9-12 $ 500
*The program fee covers all bound and digital textbooks, online subscriptions, IB exam fees, clubs, and school trips. Optional June Trek trips are not included in the program fee.
Additional School Expenses
Students are required to provide their own portable devices (i.e. Chromebook or laptop) and headphones at their own expense. Hot lunch orders and other optional services have separate costs.
Sliding Scale Tuition Model
An independent school education is a significant and worthwhile investment in the future of your child. We serve a wide range of economically diverse families and are devoted to making a West Sound Academy education as accessible as possible through our Sliding Scale Tuition model. Families interested in being placed on the sliding scale need to complete the sliding scale tuition application online through the FACTS portal.
Any placement on the scale does not cover the full expense of a West Sound Academy education. As an independent school, West Sound Academy does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on tuition, program revenue, and fundraising to operate. When your family is placed on the sliding scale, we are committing to fundraising the difference between the actual cost and your tuition. We do this because we want West Sound Academy to benefit from the unique presence of your child.
Application and Deadline
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are being accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are not complete until the enrollment application and accompanying sliding scale application have been received.
Our admissions process is need-blind and an application for placement on the sliding scale will not impact an admission decision. If a family is applying for sliding scale tuition, the enrollment application is not considered complete until the sliding scale application is finished as well.
Each year the board sets aside approximately $1 million to support offering sliding scale tuition. The budget is finite, so we encourage families to apply and accept an offer of enrollment as soon as possible.
Every family wanting to access sliding scale tuition needs to complete the application online through the FACTS portal. There is a $40 fee to submit the sliding scale application.