Tuition and Fees

A comprehensive snapshot of costs

To help you plan your budget, we have estimated the all-in cost of affording Steward by grade level.

Division Tuition Activity
Plan Fee
Full Lunch
Program (optional)
Yearbook Estimated
JK $15,860 $ - $150 $2,025 $ - $ - $45 $18,080
K-5 $22,450 $375 $150 $2,025 $255 $1,080 $45 $26,380
Middle $24,050 $375 $150 $675 $275 $1,080 $45 $26,650
Upper $25,310 $375 $150 $ - $600 $1,080 $45 $27,560

Non-optional additional costs may include:

Student-Purchased Laptop (Upper School) $700
Senior Graduation Fee $125
Junior College Trip $200
Choral/Music Attire (Middle and Upper School) $150
Grade 7 Overnight Trip $90
Grade 8 Wilderness Trip $300
AP Exams (per test; Upper School) $80
Art Fees (Middle and Upper School) $50
New Student Fee $600

Depending on which activities your child is involved in, optional costs may include:

  • Tuition Refund Insurance
  • International Trip
  • Sports Equipment
  • Class Fundraisers
  • Videos

Fee Schedule

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and should accompany all new applications.
  • A required $600 payment is due upon the acceptance of all students new to grades JK-12. This is a one-time payment in addition to tuition and other charges.
  • A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration for all returning students in grades K-12 and is applied to the student's account for 2018-19. If enrollment is cancelled in writing by May 1, 2018, the $1,000 deposit is forfeited. If not cancelled in writing, parents are responsible for the full year’s tuition.

Tuition Payment Plans for 2018-19

  1. 100% due July 31, 2018.
  2. 65% due July 31, 2018, and 35% due January 31, 2019.
  3. Ten (10) equal payments - first payment due April 30, 2018, and tenth payment due January 31, 2019.

Financing Options

Financing options are available through Your Tuition Solution. For more information, you may contact Controller Dena Dickson at or (804) 565-2336.

*Students in grades K-2 are billed in July for books and supplies. Students in grades 3-5 are billed for certain books and supplies in July. Students in grades 5-12 are responsible for purchasing books as required by their class schedules.


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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