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Tuition and Affordability


When children are encouraged and inspired to put their full intellect and passion into all they do, there is no ceiling on what they will do in their life. 

The Avery Coonley School welcomes admission applications from families from all walks of life and economic circumstances. We steward our resources wisely to keep tuition as low as possible, and we are dedicated to providing need-based financial assistance so that qualified students can benefit from our invigorating educational experience.

We understand that investing in an Avery Coonley education is a significant decision. If you have questions about tuition or the financial aid process, please contact our admission team at or 630-353-7213

A financial aid award can be up to 90% of tuition costs.

More than $800,000 in need-based financial assistance is awarded to families each year.

Financial Aid Applications Due February 1

If your child is an applicant for admission, please apply for financial assistance at the same time that you are applying to Avery Coonley. All materials are kept in strict confidence.

Investing in the Future

ACS graduates bring their full potential to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. They can be found throughout the world leading in technology, medicine, music, diplomacy, law, art, finance, and more.

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To be surrounded by kids who wanted to push themselves in every realm—from math to drama to science to art—is something that I am so grateful for having had as I formulated who I was becoming and where I wanted to go.

Molly Kinsella ’04, Stanford Graduate and Member of the USA Women’s National Rugby Team