Invest in Your Child’s Future
At The Stanley Clark School we are committed to making quality education accessible and affordable.
The Estimated Family Contribution Chart below demonstrates your family’s anticipated tuition contribution based on income alone. Other circumstances, such as family size, may increase the school’s contribution.
The school's contribution is generously supported by philanthropic giving.
Estimates for Multiple Children
While each family's circumstances differ, the scenarios below demonstrate our commitment to affordability for families with more than one child.
This information is intended to serve as an estimate and is not an official offer. The Stanley Clark School will communicate your family’s expected contribution upon completion of the FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) application process.
For more information, or to estimate preschool tuition, please contact the Enrollment Office at 574.291.4200.
- When is tuition due and how is it paid?
- Do you offer scholarships?
- Should I apply for a school contribution?
- Are school contributions renewed automatically?
- What happens if the parents are divorced or separated?
The first tuition payment is due at the time of the enrollment contract, and occurs in the form of the enrollment deposit, typically $1400.
Once a family is enrolled at The Stanley Clark School, they have 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 managed by Smart Tuition. Payments begin in July and end in April. This option requires the purchase of tuition refund insurance, which typically costs around 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 connect with our Director of Finance, Ann Gazdick, at 574.291.4200.
Students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise by testing in the high 90th percentiles of standardized tests, who have achieved Straight-As at their previous school, and who exhibit strength of character may be eligible for the Clark Scholar Merit Scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000 and are renewable annually. There is no separate application process for merit consideration; though families are encouraged to apply for admission by Feb. 15 for priority consideration.
The Stanley Clark School is committed to offering an exceptional and affordable education. If you feel that the difference between your family's resources and the estimated cost of tuition is too great, or if you have multiple children attending tuition-charging institutions, we encourage you to consider applying for an additional school contribution.
The factors that may influence whether your family is granted a school contribution include (but are not limited to): net income and assets; the number of dependents; the number of children attending tuition-charging schools or colleges; high medical expenses; housing costs; and other adjustments recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
Some families automatically assume that they will not qualify for an additional school contribution based on their gross income alone. If you are hesitating about applying to The Stanley Clark School due to tuition, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your specific circumstances in greater detail, and to provide a tuition estimate that may help you to determine how best to move forward.
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, you may anticipate a similar school contribution from year to year. Please note that families must be up-to-date with the current year's tuition in order to qualify for an additional school contribution for the following year.
If a family applies for a school contribution towards tuition, and 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 will send their required tax documentation directly to FAST.
All families are welcome to apply for a school contribution. 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 will be available for application submission beginning February 1.
To apply, complete the FAST application online.
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: email@example.com or 1-877-326-FAST(3278).
The application fee is $43 (non-refundable) per family and is to be paid by credit card at the end of the session. If you do not have a credit card, or cannot budget the application fee, please call the business office for assistance.
2017 tax returns and all required supporting documents must follow the submission of your application. These documents can either be uploaded through the FAST website or mailed using the address below (must be postmarked by March 15, 2018). Award determinations will not be made until all tax documents are provided.
To ensure faster processing of your application, please use the following address 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 574.291.4200.
Morning (M-W): $4,300 (age 3/4 only)
Morning (M-F): $6,400
Full day (M-F): $9,600
Kindergarten - 4th Grade: $16,425
5th - 8th Grade: $16,850
Clark Scholars Merit
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
Deadline: Feb. 15 admission application deadline for priority consideration for scholarship