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We are committed to making Northern an affordable option for families. Our school offers financial aid to qualified students.

For the convenience of financial planning, the following table estimates the tuition and fees plus living and other expenses a full-time student enrolled in the academic program or an arts program (dance, music, or fine arts) is expected to incur per year.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Type Boarding Students Day Students Homestay Students
Tuition $33,000 $22,990 $22,990
Meals Included Lunches Lunches
Boarding Included -- --
Service Fees -- -- $200
Total Cost $33,000 $22,990 $23,190

Other Program-Related Costs

  • Dance Fee: $350
  • ESL and Language Support: $5,000
  • Tutoring Program: $5,000
  • Standardized Testing Fees (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP exams): Varies by examiner and is estimated to be $45 - $200
  • College Tour: An optional multi-day, multi-city tour guided by teachers and counselors. The cost is estimated to be $250-$350, which includes the cost of transportation, accommodations and meals.
  • School Uniform: $350-$450 paid directly to an outside uniform store.

Meal Plans 

Students may purchase additional meal plans to accommodate their class or activity schedules. The cost is estimated to be $360-$2,600 per year. Meal plans entitle students to dine in the School Cafeteria during School Days.* (Cafeteria operational hours apply.)

*School Days refers to when the school is open for regular classes (Monday through Saturday.) Make-up days, school holidays, snow days, and breaks are excluded.

Explanation of Fees

Day Tuition

Day tuition covers the cost of instruction, counseling, textbooks, classroom supplies, school laptops, technology, student services, health services,* lunch, and on-campus activities.

Day students living with a host family are required to pay a $200 fee to the school to cover the cost of Homestay Administration. The cost of homestay including room, board, and transportation is to be paid directly to the host family. Fees are estimated to be $4,000 - $8,000 per year.

*Health Services includes access to the nurse’s office on campus but does not provide medical treatment outside of the School at local hospitals and doctors’ offices.  All students are required to have health insurance with a U.S. carrier for this purpose.

Boarding Tuition

In addition to costs covered by Day Tuition, boarding tuition includes lodging, meals, laundry, transportation (for group trips such as weekend excursions and shopping), and some event tickets.

Dance Fee

To purchase or rent dance attire, costumes, and props.

Student Injury and Sickness Insurance

Students must be covered by health insurance with a U.S. carrier. If parents cannot successfully enroll in a State health insurance program, they are required to purchase a U.S. insurance policy with a medical benefit of $100,000 coverage for each specific illness or injury. The plan must have a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

ESL & Language Support

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and bilingual tutoring/mentoring may be required for students whose first language is not English. TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required. Please submit your TOEFL score along with the completed application form.

If a student scores between 95-120 on a TOEFL test, the support fee could be waived. This fee is billed to the Tuition Account when applicable.

Tutoring Program

This Program offers daily one-on-one lessons for core academic subjects.