Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition costs at Pace include lunch, fees, school accident insurance, science and computer lab fees, school publications and academic extracurricular field trips (with one or two exceptions). In Pre-First through fifth grade, books are included in tuition; in grades six through 12, books are additional. Other items such as school supplies, art and photography fees, and PE uniforms are extra and are purchased separately by the student.
Tuition (2018-2019 Academic Year)
Lower School (Pre-First through fifth grade): $24,575
Middle and Upper Schools (sixth through 12th grade): $28,300
Additional charges and fees, which we refer to as non-tuition essentials, are dependent on your child’s activities, grade level and classes. For an estimate of the range of costs for these non-tuition essentials by division please see below.
Upon notification of acceptance to Pace Academy, a deposit (15 percent of annual tuition) is required within two weeks to hold your child’s place in the class. This deposit is applied to the annual tuition, the remainder of which is due in two installments: July 1 and Nov. 1. Tuition insurance and tuition payment plans are available to families who make arrangements through our business office.
Lower School (Pre-First through fifth grade): $50-$330* (includes class dues and fifth-grade trip)
Middle School (sixth through eighth grade): $1,300-$2,000** (includes textbooks, class dues, class trip, PE uniforms, dress uniforms, athletic and art fees)
Upper School (ninth through 12th grade): $1,600-$2,500 (includes textbooks, graduation fee, class trips, dress uniforms, athletic fees, art fees and AP exams)
*In the Lower School, we offer optional after-school care. The rates are as follows:
- Knight Crew until 3 p.m. for Pre-First: $950 (for the year)
- Knight Crew until 3 p.m. for first grade: $500 (for the year)
- Knight Crew from 3-6 p.m.: $2,300 (for the year)
**In the Middle and Upper Schools, students are invited to participate in optional Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) study tours. The Pace Parents Club's Citizens of the World Travel Grant covers airfare for these trips once in Middle School and once in Upper School; families are asked to contribute the remainder of the cost, which ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 for Middle School students and $1,800 to $3,500 for Upper School students.
Pace Academy administers more than $2 million annually in need-based financial aid. A separate application is required. Financial assistance is awarded to qualifying students in Pre-First through 12th grade. We have additional funds to help families with a demonstrated need pay for non-tuition essentials and ICGL study tours for their children.
As a part of our need-based financial aid program, the Pace Access Fund allocates funds in the amount of three half-tuitions for qualified Pre-First students annually. This is part of our need-based financial aid program but is restricted for use to fund students meeting the criteria for selection. Learn more about the Pace Access Fund.
Demonstrated need is calculated by The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), an impartial service in Princeton, N.J. Once SSS makes its determination, Pace Academy makes every effort to meet a family’s total demonstrated need, but is not allowed by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to exceed it.
Filing the Application:
- Submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to SSS at www.sssbynais.org (school code 5626) after Nov. 1, 2018.
- Upload 2018 W-2 and 1099 forms, form 1040 and supporting schedules via SSS's website
- Submit a Business/Farm Statement or business tax return, if applicable
All financial aid materials are due by Feb. 15, 2019.