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Cascades Academy is determined to make education accessible to families that embrace the mission of the school, regardless of economic background. More than a quarter of our student body receives financial support through tuition assistance or scholarships. Approximate tuition assistance data for the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • 30% of families receive tuition assistance
  • Nearly $1 million in tuition assistance allocated
  • Awards range from $2,000 - full tuition
  • Average award: $13,000
  • Average amount paid after award: $7,630
  • Current qualifying annual household incomes may range from $24,000 - $175,000+

Please contact the Director of Enrollment Buck McKenna for more information about Tuition Assistance.

Who Should Apply for Tuition Assistance

We encourage all families who feel they would need support to afford tuition to apply for tuition assistance. Independent school tuition is a significant investment and each family's financial circumstances are unique. The following case studies illustrate how different circumstances have led to determinations of need.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Cascades Academy uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications. We maintain the strict confidentiality of all financial materials provided. Please follow the steps below to submit your application which must be completed annually. See the Family Resource Center for additional information.

Scholarships for Students

New students who are applying for admissions are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships, in addition to tuition assistance, while completing their admissions applications. Please contact the Director of Enrollment to inquire about the availability of scholarships.


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