Tuition and Financial Assistance
Many parents find a Helios educational experience invaluable for their child’s future and well-being.
Thank you for considering Helios School for your child. We realize that investing in an independent school education requires careful consideration and financial planning for some families. Helios seeks to admit gifted students regardless of family resources.
Tuition for 2021-2022 school year
Helios typically raises tuition every year by 4%-7% - to keep up with the cost of living.
This year the raise was higher as our tuition has been on the low end by comparison to similar project-based accredited schools and running a COVID safe school has proved to be extremely costly.
Going forward you can expect it to be in the 4%-7% range.
Additional Fee: Fieldwork fee $275
Additional Fee: Fieldwork fee $350
Possible additional fees for trips
Helios determines admission decisions separately from the financial award process.
We encourage parents to apply for financial assistance as needed. Financial aid helps close the gap between tuition and a family's ability to pay. This is determined by NAIS’ School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Financial aid is awarded annually based on financial need. Helios financial aid ranges between 10 - 99% of tuition. Helios does not give merit-based awards at this time.
Families who qualify for financial aid to help defray the cost of tuition may also be awarded assistance for fieldwork fees.
Parents can create an account and apply for financial aid at https://www.solutionsbysss.com. Helios SSS code is 147376.
Here are some helpful documents from NAIS about their process:
Please contact SSS by NAIS for any questions about the portal and firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Financial Aid application process.
Helios School admits students of any race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Helios School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic administered programs.
"We wish we had learned many years earlier that highly gifted learners require a substantially different approach than what traditional schools, focused on grade and test score achievement, can offer.
- Jullia, Mother of a 4th-grader