For the 2013-2014 school year:
After completing the application process, the school will
notify the family of the admission decision. If a student is
accepted for admission, a 10% tuition deposit is due upon signing
an enrollment contract. Families have three payment options
during the school year for the remaining balance (Single Payment,
Three Payments, Ten Monthly Payments).
Families are also responsible for purchasing school
uniform tops through Land's End, paying for any hot
lunches/milks they choose to have, paying for any before/after
school care they use, buying school supplies, and
overnight field trips.
Value for the Tuition
Families choose independent schools because of the value
of the experience and the difference it makes in students'
lives. At Da Vinci, we are dedicated to providing families
with value for the tuition they pay. Many families arrive at
Da Vinci having experienced a school environment that did not
adequately meet their children's needs, and the difference they see
in their children at Da Vinci confirms that they found the right
fit. The value of the Da Vinci experience comes from families
finding a place where their children are intellectually challenged,
socially comfortable, emotionally nurtured, and encouraged to
pursue their strengths and potential.
The long-term value of a Da Vinci education is confirmed by the
success of our
alumni. Da Vinci graduates are desirable students for any
high school program: public schools, independent schools, boarding
schools, or programs such as the Illinois Math & Science
Academy in Aurora. Some of our graduates are now in college
and thriving at select schools. Whether in high school or
college, our alumni and their families stay in touch and return to
visit the school because they value their Da Vinci experience.
Da Vinci Academy seeks to enroll mission-appropriate
students from all backgrounds. Each year, the school budgets
to provide need-based financial aid to families who cannot afford
to pay the full tuition. To determine a family's need for
financial aid, Da Vinci Academy uses School and Student Services
(SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools
To receive first consideration for 2013-14 aid, families must
complete the PFS and submit a copy of the 2012 tax return by March
Families submit an online Parents' Financial
Statement (PFS) to SSS, along with copies of appropriate tax and
income documents. SSS reviews the PFS to calculate what the
family can afford to pay in tuition. The SSS report assists
the school's financial aid committee in determining a family's
need and how much financial aid can be provided. Aid is
awarded as a grant for a one-year period. Families requesting
aid must apply each school year.
Families can apply for aid online at http://sss.nais.org. SSS has a
toll-free Helpline at 800-344-8328.