Tuition, Financial Aid, & Affordability

Invest in Your Child’s Future

At The Summit, we believe in transparency. That’s why we’ve outlined our tuition information in detail. We believe strongly in the value of the independent education our students receive. Each student’s tuition goes towards maintaining and expanding our state of the art facilities, retaining our highly-qualified, incredible group of teachers and staff, and allowing for the general development of our school and its range of educational programming.

Grade Division Tuition, 2024-2025
Early Learners
Lower School: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Middle School: Sixth through Eighth Grade
High School: Ninth through Twelfth Grade
High School SOAR: Dual Enrollment “Early College” Experience
$2,500 + per course cost

Payment plan options include: one payment, two payments, or monthly payments (additional processing fees assessed for multiple payments)

Tuition includes basic school supplies and before and after school care for all students. The Summit’s school day is from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Before care is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. 

Financial Aid and Affordability

The Summit is also committed to encouraging socioeconomic diversity within its Springfield, MO community. We believe this diversity enriches the educational experience for all. Participation of families with various socioeconomic backgrounds in our independent curriculum is essential to the health of the school and its students. Because of this commitment, the school offers a range of tuition rates depending on each family’s financial situation. These varying rates can accommodate lower, middle, and upper income families.

Tuition Tiers
Tier 1
Full Tuition
Tier 2
20% Off
Tier 3
40% Off
Tier 4
60% Off

Every Summit family is expected to contribute to the successful operation and growth of the school at a level that corresponds with their financial circumstances. Prospective Summit families who are interested in determining their tuition scale placement will be asked to provide financial information through FACTS Nelnet Solutions using the application button below. This information is secure and held in the strictest confidence. It will only be used to determine where the family falls within the tuition range.

*The Summit reserves the right to cap the total amount of sliding-scale reduced tuition awarded, dependent on available funds and class space.

MOST: Missouri's 529 Education Plan

For more information on how to invest in private education for your child, please visit www.missourimost.org.

Supporting The Summit Preparatory School

The Raven Experience Fund – All Summit families are encouraged to make a meaningful donation to The Raven Experience Fund, an annual giving campaign that provides funds to support our personalized educational experience. Gifts to The Raven Experience Fund limit our reliance on tuition and help us sustain the unique approach to education that can only be found at The Summit. These gifts have an immediate and direct benefit to each student and faculty member, as well as to the quality and range of all school programs.

Volunteering – Parental involvement is encouraged and necessary for school-wide events and functions. These opportunities are communicated and managed either directly with school administration or by The Summit Parent Organization (SPO). Each family is asked to support at least four of the annual activities/events. Volunteers are required to undergo a background check and attend volunteer training.

Contact Us

Have questions or need additional information about our tuition rates or financial aid opportunities? Fill out our contact form below to get in touch with us.

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