Putting a St. Anne’s School of Annapolis Education Within Reach
Making an investment in your child’s future by choosing St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is a decision we want all families to make with confidence and comfort. We know and appreciate the sacrifices parents make to provide their children with all the opportunities and advantages a top-flight educational institution can offer. We also recognize that, even with these sacrifices, the full cost of our school’s tuition may not be an affordable option for some families.
St. Anne’s School seeks to create a thriving, diverse community in which human differences are respected and celebrated as vital aspects of our larger society and as key elements of the educational experience. As a community of learners, we value the uniqueness and diversity of every individual and the role each plays to reinforce our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness.
Our school's philosophy is further reflected in our commitment to the school's need-based financial aid program. We dedicate a significant percentage of our annual operating budget to financial aid. In recent years, tuition assistance has been extended to over 30 percent of our student body.
Financial Aid Eligibility and Process
Financial aid at St. Anne’s School is granted solely on the basis of demonstrated family need and the availability of funds. Priority is given to current, returning students.
The school’s Financial Aid Committee relies on an applicant’s most recent federal income tax return, information disclosed on the National Association of Independent Schools’ Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), which is part of the “School and Student Service for Financial Aid” tool available online at http://sss.nais.org. The PFS can also be obtained through the St. Anne's School Financial Aid Office. In the case of divorced and unmarried parents, both individuals must complete and submit these two required documents.
Using information form these sources, the committee determines the contribution that each family should make toward educational expenses based on need, school policies and available resources.
St. Anne's School subscribes to the National Association of Independent Schools' "Principles of Good Practice" and those of our accrediting organization, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, in guiding our financial aid application and decision process.
Financial Aid Decision Process and Notification
Applications for financial aid are considered on a rolling basis, depending on the availability of funds. Within two weeks of receiving a complete financial aid application package, St. Anne’s School officials will notify applicants of the amount that they will be awarded.
Applicants have seven business days to accept or decline the award in writing. If the award is accepted, the applicant will be contracted for a full year’s tuition (less the amount of the award) as their child will be considered fully enrolled. If the award is declined, the re-enrollment deposit will be refunded. Once an award is accepted, the enrollment deposit becomes non-refundable in the event of a withdrawal.
(It is important to note that applicants using projected financial data on their PFS or on the St. Anne’s School Financial Aid Application may have the amount of the grant adjusted if there is a variance between the these projections and the actual figures from their federal tax return, copies of which are required to be submitted to the school in April.)
If you have any questions about financial aid or the application process, please contact our Director of Financial Aid at financialaid@St.AnnesSchool.org or 410.263.8650, ext 233.