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Without state or federal funding, tuition and gifts provide the vast majority of our school’s operating budget. But as decades of Avery Coonley School families and alumni will tell you, an ACS education is one of the best investments you will ever make.

2017-2018 Tuition

Early Childhood 3-day: $5,950

Early Childhood 5-day: $8,900

Junior Kindergarten: $11,200


K – 4th Grade: $22,790

5th – 8th Grade: $23,790

New Student Fee: $500

2017-2018 Additional Fees and Supplies

Admissions Fees:

EC & JK Application Fee: $100

K-8th Grade Application Fee: $75

K-8th Grade Testing Fee: $600


You may qualify for an annual tax credit as set out in the Illinois tax credit law. Check with your tax preparer or the Illinois Department of Revenue.


Financial Aid

The School is dedicated to providing a program of financial aid which extends long-term access to academically qualified students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Financial Aid at The Avery Coonley School is a need-based program that provides more than 10% of its students with aid. The average aid award to those families is 50% of tuition costs. The amount of financial aid a family is eligible to receive is determined independently through School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS.

To begin the financial aid application please visit School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS.
The process requires families to: 

  • Complete an application through SSS, which includes a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).
  • Submit the prior year’s federal and state income tax returns with all schedules and W-2s. 

Contact Kristen Teague at for additional questions related to Financial Aid. 

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