Open Window School is committed to preparing students for success in a diverse and changing world. We seek to offer our students a learning environment that is representative of our community: socially, culturally and economically. Open Window strives to maintain a student population that represents the diverse socio-economic backgrounds of our community. Toward that end, the purpose of Open Window School’s financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to families for whom, without such assistance, an Open Window education would not be an option.
Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of a family’s financial need. A variety of criteria are considered, including income (taxable and nontaxable), assets, number of dependents, age of parents, number of children attending tuition-based schools, number of parents who are working, etc. This information is balanced with data about living expenses, medical costs, indebtedness, and other factors such as child support and legal expenses.
To gather information and objectively evaluate it, Open Window School subscribes to School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid, a service provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). All financial aid application information, including requested supporting documentation, should be submitted to SSS
. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available beginning November 2, 2017.
In addition to tuition assistance, Open Window School will strive to meet the aid requests for the bus transportation program, extra-curricular school programs such as after-school clubs and sports, and other eligible cost of attendance and fee-charging school activities. These programs are offered to enrich a student’s Open Window experience and provide activities to strengthen social interactions and community involvement. Enrichment aid is not limited to those families currently receiving tuition assistance. Expenses incurred for the use of the extended day program, EDEP, are factored into Financial Aid Awards. Consequently, there is no separate aid for before and after school child care.
Please see our Financial Aid Policy
for more information about our Philosophy and Guidelines, including the requirement that dual household families (separated, divorced, never married) submit financial information for both households.
Please contact our Controller, Mary Kern
, with any questions you have about financial aid at Open Window School.