Tuition & Financial Aid

A Penn Charter education is possible for your child.

Our families choose Penn Charter because they want the best education and opportunities for their children.

No matter their means, every family pays some tuition. The school works to ensure that money is not a barrier for talented students.

In the 2023-24 school year, most families who received need-based financial aid pay less than half the tuition.

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Any student who applies to Penn Charter may apply for financial assistance, reflecting our founding Quaker principles of equality and diversity. Penn Charter imposes no income ceiling or minimum for families applying for financial aid.

Grants to new students are usually awarded to students who enter Penn Charter in pre-k, kindergarten, and grades fifth through ninth, and then, as funds remain, to new students entering in all other grades. Nearly all financial aid is distributed in the first round.

Every family must complete the financial aid process and demonstrate need to receive a grant. Financial aid decisions are made separately from and subsequent to admissions decisions. The complete financial aid process should be finished by December 1 to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions.

Financial Aid Fast Facts


million of financial aid distributed in 2023-24


of new PC students in 2023-24 receive need-based financial aid


the average tuition amount paid by Penn Charter families who receive financial aid.


of students in Upper School receive need-based financial aid

Tuition for 2024-25


Division Grade 2024-25
Lower School Pre-Kindergarten $28,400
  Kindergarten $30,600
  Grades 1, 2 and 3 $33,400
  Grades 4 and 5 $36,500
Middle School Grades 6, 7 and 8 $42,450
Upper School Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 $47,200

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