Tuition & Affordability


A Commitment to Affordability
We are proud that our students come from many different communities, different types of families, and a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, comprising a student body that represents the rich diversity of our region.
As part of our mission to provide educational access to a variety of families, Old Trail School offers an innovative Flexible Tuition Program, for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. This ensures that families can attain the exceptional value of an independent school education based upon what they can reasonably afford to contribute in tuition cost.  This year, 33% of our students benefit from Flexible Tuition, with a total of $1.6 million awarded in grants and scholarships.

Old Trail School values the gifts, talents, and potential of each and every student in our community, and we encourage all interested families to complete the FAST application for Flexible Tuition.

The FAST application process for Flexible Tuition is simple, click here to learn more.

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  • Tuition, Fees & Additional Costs

    Annual Tuition (2020-21)

    Early Childhood Program
    ECP 2 Day  $3,820
    3 Half-Days  $5,860
    3 Full Days  $9,900*
    5 Half-Days  $9,770*
    5 Full Days  $15,180*
    Young 5s  $16,270

    (* includes lunch)


    Grades 1 - 5

    Grades 6 - 8

    Additional Costs
    All Grade Levels:
    General School Supplies
    School Lunch - optional
    Before School Care & OTS+ - optional
    Private Old Trail transportation - optional

    Grade 5:
    Overnight Class Trip - approximately $250

    Grades 6-8:
    Overnight Class Trip - approximately $800 - 900
    1:1 Technology Device - approximately $1,000
  • Monthly Payment Option

    Monthly payment option—Old Trail School is pleased to offers the FACTS Management payment plan. This allows you to arrange for monthly payments as well as make automatic bank payments from your checking or savings account. Click here for plan details.
  • Three Payment Option

    Payments are due on July 15, September 15 and January 15 each school year. A deposit is also due annually with the return of the contract for the following school year.
  • Tuition Refund Plan

    The Plan is designed to give parents the opportunity to protect their investment in education by refunding a portion of the unused annual tuition and insured fees lost because of a covered medical absence or withdrawal, non-medical withdrawal, or dismissal.

    All families enter a contract with a school whereby they are financially obligated to pay the full annual tuition for their child to attend the school, regardless of withdrawal for any reason.  The Tuition Refund Plan provides exceptional coverage and peace of mind for families who cannot or do not wish to be exposed to the possible loss of thousands of dollars in tuition charges.

    Click here for more details.
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.