Tuition is an essential component of our annual budget, supporting over 85 percent of our annual expenses. We continually strive to balance affordability with the costs of implementing our outstanding educational program. We are excited about the investments we are making in our school so that our students are receiving an outstanding education which fosters critical thinking and a strong sense of Armenian identity.

Tuition: September 2020 - June 2021

Program 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Pre-Nursery (Starting at age 2.9) $8,600 $9,550 $10,250
Nursery 1 & 2     $10,250
Kindergarten     $8,500
Elementary Grades 1-5     $7,700


St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School desires to make private schools a more affordable option for families. Therefore, we have implemented a tuition model that provides tuition discounts to all families with multiple children enrolled in the School. Families with 2 or more children enrolled at SSAES will receive a $400 tuition discount for each additional child.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee is $300.00 (non-refundable) and is payable at the time of registration. (Includes snack for Nursery Grades). A late fee of $50 will be added to the registration fee after June 1. There is also a $250.00 fee for school supplies.

Financial Aid

SSAES offers a need-based financial aid program for (N-5) families that meet generally accepted requirements that have been broadly applied by similar schools nationally.

Learn more about Financial Aid.

Sibling Discount

Sibling incentive grants of $400 are awarded to each additional sibling of a student that also attends the School.

Staff Discount

Staff incentive grants are awarded to each child of a school staff attending St. Stephens.

Options for Payment

There are 3 options for tuition payment:

1. Monthly: Payments on the either the 1st or 15th of each month, September - March (7 total)

2. Bi-Annual: Payments on September 15th and January 15th

3. Annual: Pay in full in September

Tuition for the current academic year must be paid in full by March 31st. A student must be current on all payments to be eligible for enrollment and financial aid awards for the upcoming academic year.