Pre-K & Kindergarten
The Tiered Tuition program provides a limited amount of need-based aid to families who might not otherwise be able to attend 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.
Before Applying for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships, please complete the Homestead School Admissions Application.
After selecting Tier 1 or Tier 2 tuition in the Homestead School application, complete the Application for Financial Aid through TADS.
The analysis is then reviewed by the school’s Tier Committee, who determine the final allocation of financial aid resources for the coming school year. The Homestead School’s Tier Committee consider a number of factors including, but not limited to:
Tier determinations 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 TADS financial aid 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 $45.00 application fee, to be paid by credit card upon completion of the session.
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.
Homestead School and Friends of the Homestead School strive to be a part of the solution in addressing the continued systemic oppression, racism, and inequality in our nation through offering scholarships in the following areas:
Reparations Scholarships– for Black, Indigenous to the Americas, and People of Color
Merit Based Socio-Economic Hardship Scholarships–for students whose families have demonstrated financial need beyond Tier 1 as well as academic success, leadership, and/or service
Covid Hardship Scholarships– for families that have suffered major financial losses due to the pandemic and demonstrate need beyond Tier 1 tuition
Activism for Equality and Justice Scholarships–for students and/or families that have demonstrated through action the pursuit of greater equality and justice in our world
Environmental Stewardship/Defense Scholarships–for students and/or families that have demonstrated through action the care and regeneration of our natural environment or have acted to defend nature
Merit Based Scholarships–for students who have demonstrated promise through academic success, leadership, and/or service
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.