TUITION

The Pinnacle School tuition is a reflection of our very low staff-to-student ratio, and that we charge the actual cost of tuition, rather than fundraise.  Pinnacle School tuition for 2022/23 will be $98,750. Some of the services included in our tuition may be tax deductible or reimbursable by health insurance or health savings accounts. Please consult a financial advisor or tax professional for more information. 

SMALL CLASS SIZES AND LOW STAFF TO STUDENT RATIOS

Our program consists of very small class sizes (4 students per class) and enough highly trained clinicians to ensure students receive the related services and integrated support that they need to be successful, including counselors, psychologists, social-emotional coaches, behaviorists, speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists.

TUITION COVERS OUR ANNUAL BUDGET WITHOUT FUNDRAISING

Pinnacle charges the actual cost of tuition, and does not subsidize the annual budget with fundraising. Many private schools’ tuition model requires them to fundraise the difference between the actual cost per student and their tuition. Without fundraising, their tuition would be 20% higher. For example, if an independent school tuition is $70,000, the actual cost to educate one student is approximately $84,000, with $14,000 per student needing to be raised in parent and alumni donations.

AFFORDABILITY & TUITION  ASSISTANCE

The Pinnacle School strives to enroll students who can thrive in the program, regardless of the family’s ability to afford the tuition. In order to accomplish this, the School maintains approval by the Connecticut Department of Education so that families may access our program through their school district when warranted.  As a special education private school, an out-of-district placement requires a school district to pay the student’s tuition in full. Approximately 75% of our students are outplaced through their district. 

 

For families who do not receive district funding, Greenwich Education Group's School Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was established to provide financial assistance to special education students in our area. 

 

Tuition payment plans are also available to all families, regardless of financial means. 

students participating in class

TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. Visit the SSS website to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).
     

  2. Send the last two years of your federal and state tax returns, including all required schedules, to the Admissions Office.
     

  3. Send any additional information you think is important for the Financial Assistance Committee to take into consideration when determining your grant, such as any unusual circumstances or information not included on your PFS or tax returns.
     

The Financial Assistance Committee will review your application once all information is submitted and make a final decision. This will be communicated by the Director of Admissions.