Because we know that diverse schools are the most successful schools, because all children benefit from diverse environments, and because all children are entitled to a quality education, we are committed to building a student body that is intentionally diverse. This diversity includes socioeconomic diversity.
Rather than setting tuition at a regular amount and then offering financial aid to a small portion of our student body, we build socioeconomic diversity by allowing every family at Tampa Bay International School to pay an amount in tuition that is in equitable proportion to its financial resources.
Our tuition is based on a gradually increasing percentage of a family’s gross (before taxes) annual household income. This table shows the tuition ranges for the 2021-2022 school year based on family income.
OUR APPLICATION PROCESS
Tampa Bay International School seeks to enroll 10-15 students in grades K-6 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now available and may be submitted at any time. Interested families who are in the Tampa Bay area are encouraged to schedule a tour of our school and observe a lesson or two — with prospective students present — before applying. Tours may be arranged through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (727) 320-2578.
Applications received may be conditionally accepted for enrollment if the amount of applications we receive does not exceed the amount of space available at a particular grade level.
Once accepted for enrollment, a family is offered a contract with a set tuition amount and the chance to secure a spot for their child by paying a deposit of 10 percent of a student’s annual tuition. This deposit is refundable through February 28, 2021. After February 28, 2021, this deposit is non-refundable.
Additionally, our mission to create a socioeconomically diverse student body influences our decision in offering conditional acceptance to a student. We strive to have representation from families across the socioeconomic spectrum at our school. At the same time, we must balance this integral component of our mission with our need to be financially sustainable. The number of families paying lower tuition amounts that we are able to enroll depends on our overall economic needs, in addition to the number of families paying higher tuition amounts that we have been able to accept to our school. It is in large part the philanthropy of our higher tuition paying families that makes our model sustainable.
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