Presbyterian Day School believes that there is no greater investment a family can make than in a child’s education. We know that many PDS families choose to realign their lifestyles in order to put their son’s educational needs first.
Presbyterian Day School awards over $1 million dollars in variable tuition each year.
To enroll a strong, diverse student body we provide a variable tuition scale to all types of families with many different levels of need. PDS encourages families with limited resources to apply for variable tuition based upon the presumption that the primary obligation for financing a student’s education rests with the family. Every family must contribute to their son’s tuition.
PDS has a need-based variable tuition policy grounded in the belief that no qualified student should be denied enrollment due to financial restraints. In light of these commitments, we earmark a significant amount of funds each year for variable tuition. PDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, national, or ethnic origin.
Recipients of variable tuition are expected to abide by the same academic and conduct standards of all other PDS students. To remain eligible for variable tuition, students must continue to qualify and must continue to maintain good standing in both academics and conduct. Positive and constructive relationships between parents and the school must also exist throughout the year. Families must apply yearly for variable tuition.
20% of our student body take advantage of our variable tuition model.
Applying for variable tuition does not affect one’s chances for admission; applicants are accepted without regard to a family’s financial situation.
In order to determine a family’s eligibility to receive assistance in a fair and equitable manner, PDS requires that all applicants for variable tuition complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) at solutionsbysss.com/parents/ and provide SSS all required documentation.
Variable Tuition applicants will submit all documentation to School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS). This includes the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and all required tax forms. The 2019 1040’s with all schedules, W–2’s, and pay stubs for September and October 2020 are due with the PFS on November 30, 2020, and 2020 1040’s with all schedules and W–2’s are due on April 15, 2021. Variable Tuitions are not set and not final until the PFS is verified with the 2020 documentation.
All parents who own a business and/or farm may be required to furnish relevant information, such as balance sheets and cash flow statements, for substantiation.
PDS presumes that all adult family members will work to contribute to the investment of the child’s education. To that end, when the mother or father chooses not to work and there are no preschool children at home, or is a full or part time student, PDS will impute an annual income for the non-working parent.
Exceptions will be made if the parents are caring for a disabled child, parent, or grandparent, or critically ill child, parent, or grandparent. Consideration will also be given for the parent that is home-schooling children.
Every year applicants for variable tuition typically demonstrate more need than there are funds available. Therefore, it necessitates the creation of a waiting list. The school will allocate funds to those on the waiting list if they become available.
In order to qualify for variable tuition for the next school year, a family must be current with the business office. In the event that a family is not current under their payment plan by March 1, variable tuition may not be awarded for the next school year.
Those applying for Variable Tuition after the November 15 deadline will be considered only if all paperwork is received and processed before funding is made in January and February. Depending on monies available, those applying after the initial funding is made in January and February may be put on a waiting list for variable tuition.
Variable Tuition grants are based on demonstrated need as determined by the needs analysis system of SSS (School and Student Service by NAIS). Grants have no repayment requirements.
Our Young Scholars program provides scholarships for families from households with a combined income of around $80,000.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.