Affordability at Steward

Partnering to make Steward possible

Building our Community

The Steward School offers need-based financial aid 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 offers a rich and well-rounded educational experience, and our merit grants and financial aid program support this goal. We never stop working to make Steward as affordable as possible. To learn about our tuition and fees structure, click here.

Financial Aid

The Steward School grants more than $1.9 million in need-based aid each year. This program is designed to help ensure that all academically qualified students have access to a Steward education. We understand that your family has many financial priorities, and school costs must fit into your budget, today and in years to come.

We know that you’re planning for the future, so rest assured that our goal is that the award you receive this year should remain consistent unless your financial circumstances change.

Our team is available to help guide applicant families through the financial aid process. As in everything we do, we strive to treat every family with care and respect for the individual. Read Director of Admissions Robin Oliff's perspective on why access matters in this article.

Families have the opportunity to confidentially inquire about financial aid during the admissions process or at any time during a student’s enrollment at Steward.

Click here to learn more about financial aid

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 up to two rising ninth-grade students who have distinguished themselves academically and in extracurricular areas such as athletics, arts, innovation, or community service. 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, made possible by a generous and anonymous donation. The awards will be 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 or Controller Dena Dickson at Dena.Dickson@stewardschool.org.

Applying for Financial Aid

Click here for more information regarding financial aid.

Click here to apply online for financial aid. 

 

Steward Voices

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

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

 

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