Pre-K & Kindergarten
To make our school accessible to deserving students, prospective and currently-enrolled families can apply for limited scholarships offered by Friends of the Homestead School as well as financial aid offered directly by the school.
Friends of the Homestead School (FOHS) provides a limited number of scholarships to families who demonstrate interest in sending their children to a school with an environmental and humanitarian focus in a rural setting while also demonstrating a financial need.
Scholarships are awarded first — before financial aid. Please note that this is a two step process:
All information collected and awards given are kept confidential. Applications are due February 1st for the following school year.
The financial aid program provides a limited amount of need-based aid to families who might not otherwise be able to attend the Homestead School.
At present, financial aid funds are made available through the Homestead School.
In order to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, the Homestead School has enlisted the help of the TADS service to evaluate each family’s financial information.
All findings from TADS are kept confidential.
Complete the Application for Financial Aid through TADS.
The analysis is then reviewed by the school’s directors, who determine the final allocation of financial aid resources for the coming school year. The Homestead School Directors consider a number of factors including, but not limited to:
Financial aid grants are made for one year only, and therefore, you must re-apply each school year. The first round of applications are due February 1st for the following school year, after which applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. TADS provides an online email support and a 24/7 helpline to assist you through the process. There is a $39.00 application fee, to be paid by credit card upon completion of the session.