Affording North Cross
*The prices listed do not take into account any discounted tuition resulting from our Tailored Tuition program or additional specific course fees for Middle and Upper School students.
‡Those half-day students who have a sibling enrolled at a higher, full-day level may attend Extended Day (2:50pm dismissal) at no extra cost.
† Middle and Upper School schedules vary slightly, beginning at 8 and ending their day at around 3:00.
^Boarding students are expected to budget approximately an additional $4,200 for the school year to cover costs such as transportation, school breakfasts and lunches, and class fees.
Half-Day programs (7:50 – 1:00): ‡
Ellis Hall After-School Care:
For JK3 - 5th grade, Extended Day is available from the end of the class day until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, and during some holidays. Download the schedule of fees for ECP or K-12. The afternoon begins with 45 minutes of homework help, followed by playtime and activities. North Cross also offers an after-school enrichment program (Opening Doors) for Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade at an additional cost. Offerings include weekly soccer, dance, gymnastics, LEGO® building classes, and dance and average around $100 per course, per trimester.
Eaton Hall After-School Study Hall is available until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at $450 per trimester, or $15/hour for drop-ins.
Tailored Tuition Discount
Tailored Tuition is an optional discounted tuition program for which any family currently applying to North Cross in grades Kindergarten through twelve or enrolled at the school can apply. Families concerned about affording the full tuition rate at North Cross School should consider this program. On average, over 25% of our families receive a Tailored Tuition which takes into account each family's unique income and expense portfolio and adjusts tuition accordingly.
North Cross also offers merit-based scholarship programs for students who show exceptional leadership and academic accomplishment. For more information, visit our "How to Apply" page.
The purpose of the need-blind Founders’ Scholarship and the DeHart-Grayson Alumni Scholarship programs is to attract and retain the best and brightest students in the Roanoke Valley and to assist these students in their efforts to attend North Cross School.
All applicants must complete the school’s admission application and/or finalize re-enrollment. The completion of an application does not constitute admission to North Cross School or receipt of scholarship.
Qualified applicants will have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater and excel in one or more extra-curricular activities. These applicants will have demonstrated good character, citizenship, strong leadership abilities, and dedication to serving the community.
The Founders’ Scholarship Committee consists of the Headmaster, Middle and Upper School Division Directors, Director of Admission, a representative from the Board of Trustees, and a faculty representative from the Middle and Upper Schools. The Committee for the Alumni Scholarship is the same, however a member of our Alumni Boards is also present.
Applicants must complete the Founders’ Scholarship application or the Alumni Scholarship application and provide the following supporting documentation:
Tailored Tuition FAQs
Is every family required to submit a Tailored Tuition application?
No, families are not required to participate.
AFTER I APPLY, WHEN CAN I EXPECT A DECISION?
Applications are confidential and considered by the Tailored Tuition Committee separate from admission or re-enrollment. Families typically receive their Tailored Tuitions within two weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.
WILL APPLYING FOR TAILORED TUITION AFFECT MY STUDENT'S ACCEPTANCE?
No. Admission applications and Tailored Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for a Tailored Tuition has no bearing on the admission process. North Cross School has a need-blind admission policy.
Does North Cross School offer a “multi-student discount"?
Not exactly. However, one of the considerations for Tailored Tuitions relates to family size and number of students applying for admission or enrolled at North Cross School. The application takes into account the increased impact on a family's financial situation when applying for more than one child.
What kind of financial situation is typical of those who receive a Tailored Tuition?
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances receive Tailored Tuitions, from those who are able to pay close to top of the tuition range to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. Click on each image to see an infographic with the full example. The examples only include a few of the factors considered.
Is it possible to attend North Cross School at no cost?
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Tailored Tuitions means that we are sharing in that investment with you.
Do I need to apply for a Tailored Tuition every year?
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year. North Cross remains committed to maintaining similar levels of tuition responsibility, with similar financial circumstances. If a family’s ability to contribute to the student’s education increases, the tuition rate may increase accordingly.
Does North Cross offer scholarships?
I am a returning family, but I do not receive Tailored Tuition. Can I apply for a Tailored Tuition?
Yes. Returning families who have never applied for Tailored Tuition are eligible to apply. Because of your previously demonstrated ability to pay at the top of the range, you would submit Tailored Tuition application, along with a written statement explaining your change in financial circumstance (change in job or income, job loss, extenuating circumstance, etc.). The most recent two years of tax documentation are required.
When is the deadline for returning families to apply for Tailored Tuition?
Current families must submit their Tailored Tuition request by completing the Parents Financial Statement and uploading the required documents by December 31, 2019.
Please Note: You must already be in the application process for North Cross School or currently enrolled to apply for Tailored Tuition. Current families may only apply during the re-enrollment process before each academic year.