Tuition and Affordability

Affording Steward

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  • Building Our Community

The Steward School offers Variable Tuition for students in JK-12, as well as merit-based grants for Upper School students. We believe a diversity of talents, abilities, and cultures among our student body provides a rich and well-rounded educational experience, and our merit grants and Variable Tuition program support this goal. We never stop working to make Steward as affordable as possible.

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  • Tuition and Fees

    Please see the tuition and fees page for a comprehensive snapshot.
  • Variable Tuition

    Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and fees, thereby supporting the community to the extent circumstances permit. Among our families are those who can afford tuition at the top of the range and whose philanthropic generosity provides a vital component of annual operating expenses. There are also families who manage to pay tuition at the highest level only by making substantial sacrifice, those who are able to afford only minimal tuition, and those across the spectrum.

    Steward's Variable Tuition program enables greater access to Steward by customizing tuition based on each family's individual financial situation.

    We provide more than $2.8 million annually to reduce tuition each year. This program is designed to help all academically qualified students have access to a Steward education. We understand that families have many financial priorities, and school costs must fit into your budget, today and in years to come.

  • Merit Grants

    A recent survey by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) established that out of all the private schools in Richmond, Steward is a city and statewide leader in offering merit awards.

    We are pleased to offer the Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship, which provides four years of full tuition for a rising ninth-grade student who has distinguished him or herself academically and in extracurricular areas such as athletics, arts, innovation, or community service. This student must be new to Steward in ninth grade. For more information and to apply, click here.

    Steward also offers additional merit awards for students who are new to Steward in the Upper School. The awards are granted based upon character, which is central to the Steward mission, and other factors. For more information about these awards and the application process, click here.

    For more information, please contact any member of the Admissions team.

Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

"Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence — something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow."

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 6 members.

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    Lindsay McLaughlin 

    Director of Admissions
    (804) 565-2315
  • Photo of Elizabeth Farmer-Smith

    Elizabeth Farmer-Smith 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (804) 565-2335
  • Photo of Bobbie Fass

    Bobbie Fass 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (804) 565-2334
  • Photo of Julie Herzog

    Julie Herzog 

    Admissions Associate
    (804) 740-3394
  • Photo of Lindsey Reynolds

    Lindsey Reynolds 

    Admissions Associate
    (804) 565-2339
  • Photo of Dana Wiles

    Dana Wiles 

    Admissions Psychologist
    (804) 740-3394
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