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Tuition & Financial Assistance

At Harker we are committed to providing the most comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs and services possible for our students to help them discover their passions. Highly qualified teachers, small class sizes and outstanding facilities help ensure a premiere educational experience for your child. We encourage families who believe Harker may be a good fit for them to explore financial assistance options.

What do we mean by this?

While Harker's financial aid budget is limited, we encourage families who have a need to apply for assistance.

2020-21 Harker Tuition Rates

At Harker, lunch is available for a fee in transitional kindergarten, and included in the tuition for kindergarten through grade 12. Extended care (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) is included in the tuition for K-12. Preschool extended care is available for an additional fee.

As with most independent schools, tuition at Harker covers less than the actual cost of each child's education. Every year, support from annual fund contributions from parents, alumni and friends make a Harker education possible for every one of our students.

Tuition for next year is determined in February. There is some increase in tuition each year.

2020-21 Tuition
Transitional Kindergarten Full Day: $36,750

Lunch: $950/year; $7/daily
Kindergarten-Grade 5 $41,400
Grades 6-8 $49,300
Grades 9-12 $53,800

Financial Assistance

For students enrolled in K-12

Financial assistance awards are based on need, and we work with families to try and make a Harker education affordable for them. While Harker's financial aid budget is limited, we encourage families who have a need to apply for assistance. The financial assistance application process is independent from the admission application process, though the two must be done simultaneously if a family anticipates needing aid.

Financial Assistance Process

  1. Request financial assistance application packet from Harker.
  2. Submit necessary documents to SSS (School and Student Services).
  3. The financial assistance committee reviews the report from SSS, and mails notification in mid-March.
  4. As funds are available, Harker grants an award for the difference between the family’s contribution and the cost of tuition. Harker is not always able to completely fund this difference and the recommendation from SSS is used as a guideline to determine an equitable award in conjunction with school policies and to the extent school funds permit.

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