Tuition and Financial Aid
Early Learning: Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten
Tuition is paid monthly. Financial aid is not available for our private Early Learning Program.
Please inquire about Pre-K for All – a DOE funded option for 4-year-old students.
Elementary School: Kindergarten – Grade 5
Phyl’s Academy Elementary School offers sliding scale tuition, which is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be in equitable proportion to its financial resources. Sliding scale tuition allows all families to complete an independent financial review and then enroll their children as equal members of our economically diverse school community. Phyl’s Academy asks all families to complete an annual financial assessment through FAIR, which will be used to calculate a student’s tuition. After completing the financial review, the school can assess which families most need available scholarship funds and determine a family’s tuition for the academic year.
Funds to support our sliding scale model are gathered through wholehearted annual fundraising and donations to the Phyl’s Academy Foundation.
Applying for Financial Assistance
Children’s Scholarship Fund: CSF is a not for profit organization that seeks to provide better educational opportunities for underserved families. CSF provides partial tuition scholarships to students demonstrating need, coming from Public, Charter or Universal Pre-K programs only. Need is determined by undergoing CSF’s annual financial review. We are happy to continue our partnership with CSF. Find out more about CSF here: https://scholarshipfund.org/new-york/. For families who are awarded the Children’s Scholarship Fund, an assessment through FAIR is not necessary.
The Phyl’s Academy Foundation: PAF is a not for profit organization that has supported our school largely by funding academic enrichment programs. In 2018 and 2019, PAF for the first time also provided partial scholarships to a few families who demonstrated need during the school year. As of Fall 2020, we adopted a sliding scale tuition model, facilitated by PAF, who will provide scholarships to families in need by filling the gaps in tuition that allow for our sliding scale. Funding is determined by an annual independent financial review through FAIR. Begin the process here: https://www.fairapp.com/