The MWS Flexible Tuition Program

The Middle Way School thrives on the principle of inclusion. We actively seek to build a community that is rich with diverse cultures, races, talents, interests, learning profiles, and economic and ethnic backgrounds. Because this is a pilot school, and because we have the support of a global community of friends and foundations who wish to see this school succeed, we are able to offer ample financial aid to meet families at whatever tuition level they are able to afford.

There is a comfortable middle ground between offering too much and not enough. We believe that tuition shouldn’t create hardship. It should be like a good stretch or a yoga position–you push until you feel a little burn but don’t go further. And in the end, that little bit of stretch ends up feeling really good. We want to help families feel good about their contribution.

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2022-2023 TUITION

Kindergarten-6th Grade: $13,600 
Preschool Five-Day Program: $12,420
Preschool Four
-Day Program: $11,180

Sibling Discounts
10% off for second child
15% off for third child
 20% off thereafter

There is a $450 materials fee which acts as your deposit and is non-refundable. Families wishing to apply for financial aid are encouraged to do so without hesitation. For more information about this process, download our Financial Aid Instructions. All tuition is generously subsidized by a special grant from Khyentse Foundation, a Buddhist philanthropic organization. If you have the means to contribute funds to support families who are in need, we encourage you to waive this subsidy during the enrollment process. 

We offer rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year if there is space. Contact to inquire.

We enroll without discriminating against any race, age, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic background and will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. As an institution and as individuals we have the responsibility to actively change the power differences that perpetuate biases against historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. We welcome your experience and input on how our school community can do this.

Due to a large number of applications received for some of our classes, we are currently accepting applications for Kindergarten and 5th and 6th grades only. If you would like to inquire about the waitlist for any of our other classes, please email

Guide to Applying 

  1. Admissions Application. Complete one TADS application per child. There is a $45 application fee. Consideration of new applicants begins January 27, 2022.
  2. Teacher Feedback and Student Reports. In addition to the information provided in the admissions application, we rely on teacher feedback and other student reports (as applicable) to help us assess whether Middle Way can meet the needs of a prospective student. For students who have already entered kindergarten, please have your child’s current teacher complete a teacher feedback form and upload this along with your TADS application.If your child has had any educational, therapeutic or psychological evaluations, please include Student Report forms for each of these therapists/evaluators.
  3. Financial Aid.  If you are applying for financial aid, please review our financial aid Instructions (above). In addition to a financial aid application, we rely heavily on a personal letter to the Middle Way Board of Trustees that helps us better understand your circumstances.  There is a $55 financial aid application fee.
  4. Getting to Know Each Other. There are several opportunities to meet each other during the process:
    • OPEN HOUSE: There will be an online open house on February 12th and March 19th. All are welcome to join.
    • TOURS: There are opportunities to tour the school by emailing Catherine Fordham, our Admissions Coordinator, at Please note this is a parent-focused tour and will take place when school is not in session so teachers will not be present.
    • STUDENT VISITS: Students will have a chance to visit the school and meet teachers during the review process.
  5. Notification. Our Admissions Committee will review your application, and make decisions on a rolling basis. Generally, we will notify you of our decision via email within two weeks of your child’s visit.
  6. Enrollment. Should you decide to enroll once accepted, you will be prompted by the TADS system to complete enrollment using a personalized link. During this step you will be asked to provide information about your child and your household, fill out an emergency card, sign and upload consent forms and health records, etc. 
  7. Agreement and Materials Fee. Once enrollment is complete, the final step is to sign an agreement and pay a $450 materials fee, which acts as a non-refundable deposit. At this time, you will also be able to choose your payment method and installment plan. Your child is considered enrolled once we have a signed agreement and materials fee.