The Pinnacle School tuition is a reflection of our very low staff-to-student ratio and the fact that we charge the actual cost of tuition, rather than fundraise. Pinnacle School tuition for the 2023/2024 school year is $107,000. 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.
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. Over 80% of our students are outplaced through their district.
Interest-free tuition payment plans are available to all families, regardless of financial means.
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, 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.