We want you to be able provide your child with an outstanding early and elementary experience, and so we are committed to Giddens School being an affordable option at your income level.
Giddens School values the participation of families who are speakers of diverse languages in the education of their children.
If you are someone needing translation and interpretation support to inquire, explore, and apply to Giddens School, please reach out.
Applying for Aid
A good rule of thumb is: if in doubt, apply.
We offer financial aid to qualifying families applying to all grades, preschool through 5th.
- To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.
- The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is February 2, 2023. Financial Aid award decisions will be made, and we will notify you of your award and admission status on March 17, 2023.
Family Application Guide
Clarity Application Quick Reference Guide
If you additional need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at firstname.lastname@example.org in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.
Financial aid decisions are made independent of admission decisions.
Your completed application will be reviewed by our financial aid committee to determine aid.
You can expect your application to fall into one of the following decision categories:
- an offer of financial aid at the level your application qualifies you for.
- a notice of disqualification because your income and assets exceed the threshold to qualify. (Your capacity to pay cannot exceed the total amount of tuition.)
Important Financial Aid Dates for 2022-23
Friday, February 2
Financial aid application deadline for new applicant families
Friday, March 17
Financial aid awards and new student admission notifications sent to families
Included with Award
In addition to the cost of tuition, your financial aid award will cover at the same rate costs for day camps and Summer BLAST Camp. For example, if you receive an 80% reduction in your tuition investment, you will also receive that same percentage off for any of the aforementioned programs. Additionally, Giddens offers full and partial scholarships for all after-school enrichment programs.
Our exceptional extended day program is now included in the cost of tuition!
Questions? Reach to Ken Bender, Director of Enrollment Management, 206.712.6744.