K-8, Co-educational Independent School


Tuition and Financial Aid

We are so happy that you are interested in investing in an ACDS education for your child during the vital kindergarten through eighth grade years.

We are committed to making attending ACDS possible for students from a broad range of economic backgrounds, and offer assistance through payment plans and need-based financial aid.  Currently, 29% of our families receive over $700,000 in need-based financial aid. If you are hesitant to apply to ACDS because of financial considerations, please contact our Director of Admission & Financial Aid to discuss how an ACDS education could be affordable for your family.

2022 & 2023 Tuition & Fees

Tuition K – 2: $33,820
Tuition 3 – 5: $34,820
Tuition 6 – 8: $36,750
Association of Parents (AP) Dues: $125

Optional Additional Fees:
• Hot Lunch, Pizza Fridays only, or Milk only plans
• A.M. Care from 7:00 – 8:00 am
• P.M. Care from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
• Bus transportation, both round-trip and one-way

Tuition includes books, most supplies, field trips, and sports teams. There are no hidden fees.

Payment Plans

Annual Payment: Payment in full is due on or before June 30.

Trimester Plan: Three Payments due June, September and January.

Monthly Payments: Ten equal payments beginning in June.

Financial Aid

We work diligently to ensure that an ACDS education is as affordable for as many families as possible. Our team is available to help guide applicant families through the financial aid application process. As in everything we do, we strive to treat every family with care and respect for the individual. Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Admission & Financial Aid with questions at anytime.

ACDS uses Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), an independent third-party, to process our financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide, FAST gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses which helps us make fair and objective financial aid decisions.  Provided your financial circumstances do not change, you should expect to receive a similar percentage of financial aid the entire time your child attends ACDS.

To apply for Financial Aid:

  • Please complete the ACDS FAST Financial Aid Application .
  • Submit your IRS Form 1040, W-2’s, and state taxes: Upload a digital copy or mail a signed copy of your 2021 IRS Form 1040 with all schedules, state taxes and your W-2’s to FAST by February 10th. FAST scans in the tax information to the FAST application. Financial aid decisions will be made once the financial aid file is complete.

FAST Processing  ISM 1316 North Union Street Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

  • Submit signed IRS Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return form)  to the Financial Aid Committee at: Alexandria Country Day School  2400 Russell Road Alexandria, VA 22301.

Newly admitted families will be notified of the financial aid decision on the same day as the admission decision provided that the FAST application and all required supporting tax documents have been submitted.

Download our complete financial aid policy below.

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