An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.

Invest in Your Child’s Future

At The Stanley Clark School we are committed to making our exceptional education accessible and affordable for your child.

The Estimated Family Contribution Chart below allows you to estimate your family’s anticipated tuition contribution for one enrolled child, K - 8th grade, based on income. Variables, such as family size, may affect a contribution toward tuition. For families with two or more children, please see "Estimated Family Contribution for Multiple Children" below. A school contribution for preschool students may be available for the full day program.

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Estimated Family Contribution for One Child (K-8th Grade)

This information is for estimation purposes only and is not an official offer. 

Family Contribution Chart

Families earning less than $75,000 annually may contact the Director of Enrollment at enrollment@stanleyclark.org or 574.291.4200 for additional information.

Each student's tuition is generously supported by philanthropic giving. Thank you!


 

Estimated Family Contribution for Multiple Children

The scenarios below demonstrate our commitment to affordability for families with more than one child. This information is for estimation purposes only and is not an official offer.

Family Contribution Chart for Multiple Children

 

Request a School Contribution

The Stanley Clark School will communicate your family’s expected contribution upon completion of the FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) application processFAST applications can be submitted for the upcoming academic year beginning February 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is tuition due and how is it paid?

Upon acceptance, an enrollment deposit of $1,000 is due. 

Once a family enrolls at The Stanley Clark School, there are two options for paying tuition:

A) Tuition is payable in two installments, due July 1 and November 1.

B) Tuition is payable over a 10-month payment plan. Payments begin in July and end in April. This option requires the purchase of tuition refund insurance, which typically costs approximately 2% of your family's total contribution. Information on how to enroll in the 10-month plan, as well as information on tuition refund insurance, is included in the enrollment contract.

If you have any questions related to the deposit, tuition or billing, please contact our Director of Finance, Ann Gazdick, at 574.291.4200.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do!

Students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise and exhibit strength of character may be eligible for merit scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000 and are renewable annually. There is no separate application process for merit consideration.

Should I apply for a school contribution?

The Stanley Clark School is committed to providing an exceptional and affordable education. If you feel the difference between your family's resources and the cost of tuition is too great, we encourage you to apply for a school contribution.

In addition to net income and assets, number of dependents, high medical expenses and other adjustments recognized by the Internal Revenue Service may be considered.

We will be happy to discuss your specific circumstances and provide a tuition estimate that may help you determine how best to move forward.

Are school contributions renewed automatically?

No. Families apply for school contributions each year through FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). However, unless you experience significant changes in your financial circumstances, either positive or negative, you may anticipate a consistent school contribution from year to year. Please note that families must be up-to-date with the current year's tuition in order to apply for a school contribution for the following year.

What happens if the parents are divorced or separated?

The school requires each parent to complete his or her own FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) application. Both the custodial and non-custodial parent must send the required tax documentation directly to FAST.

FAST Directions

Applications for contributions are reviewed following a student’s acceptance to the school.

How a Contribution is Determined
The Stanley Clark School utilizes Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to collect the information necessary to create a contribution package. This program considers gross taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size, and the number of students in tuition-charging schools. While FAST does not decide whether a contribution will be given, it does provide a need-based financial analysis and recommendation of what a family could reasonably contribute to tuition. This information is considered carefully and handled confidentially. All contribution levels are determined in early spring (for the fall semester).

School Contribution Procedure
The FAST system is available for application submission beginning February 1.

The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online email and a 24/7 helpline are provided. Please do not call the school with questions regarding navigation of this system. The helpline will provide you with the quickest response. FAST help: help@ismfast.com or 1-877-326-FAST(3278).

The application fee is $45 (non-refundable) per family and is to be paid by credit card at the end of the session. 

2018 tax returns and all required supporting documents must follow the submission of your application. To ensure faster processing, documents may be uploaded through the FAST website or mailed using the address below (must be postmarked by March 15, 2019). Award determinations will not be made until all tax documents are provided.

The following address may be used to submit tax documents.

Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing
RE: STANLEY CLARK SCHOOL
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

New families accepted to the school after the above date should complete FAST applications as soon as possible after admission to the school and contact the business office.

School contribution award letters are mailed to families in early May.

Questions? Please contact:
Ann Gazdick, Director of Finance
agazdick@stanleyclark.org or 574.291.4200.

FAST Application

The FAST application for the 2019-20 school year is available beginning February 1. If you need to complete the FAST application for the 2018-19 school year, please contact the Enrollment Office at enrollment@stanleyclark.org or 574.291.4200. 

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2019-2020 Tuition

Preschool: 
Morning (M-W): $4,400 (age 3 only)
Morning (M-F): $6,600
Full day (M-F): $9,850

Kindergarten - 4th Grade: $17,100

5th - 8th Grade: $17,300

Clark Scholars Merit
Scholarship Program

Merit scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants, regardless of family income, who demonstrate exceptional academic promise and outstanding character. Scholarship recipients entering third grade and above will have achieved academic excellence as evidenced by grades and high entrance test scores. Students younger than third grade will be eligible based on demonstrated academic promise as determined by the scholarship committee. All students must be of excellent character.

Award range: $500 - $5,000; renewable