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Tuition / Scholarship

Tuition​ ​Schedule,​ ​2024-2025

With the aim of being a school that sticks true to its mission, Poughkeepsie Day School has made every effort to maintain competitive tuition rates. PDS offers additional options to make an education at our school possible for your family, including need-based scholarships and several payment plans. Tuition at PDS includes before care starting at 7:30 am, access to several free enrichments, special rates with our on-site partners, and an affordable after school program. For more information, please complete an inquiry.


Tuition for 24-25
Grade Minimum Tuition * Maximum Tuition **
PreKindergarten $4,500 $18,000
Kindergarten $5,000 $20,000
Grades 1 & 2 $5,625 $22,500
Grades 3 & 4 $5,750 $23,000
Grades 5-7 $6,375 $25,500
Grade 12 $7,125 $28,500


* Represents lowest tuition possible with maximum need-based scholarship award. To be considered for scholarship, families must complete a TADS application. For questions about this process, please email treilly@poughkeepsieday.org

** Standard tuition without TADS application.


Poughkeepsie Day School’s scholarship program provides assistance for qualified families to attend the school. Scholarships are determined and renewed on the basis of financial need. The scholarship program is used to reach out to students who are academically qualified regardless of their economic situation.

  • Parents of students at all grade levels (PreK through Grade 12) can apply.
  • Scholarship program applications and awards are only determined after a student has completed the admissions process. A family’s financial need in no way affects a student’s acceptance by the school.
  • PDS does not require repayment of scholarship awards; however, recipients must reapply annually. The size of the award may vary as the family’s financial circumstances change and be impacted by the school’s scholarship funding.

How​ ​to​ ​Apply

1​ ​-​ ​Sign​ ​up​ ​for​ ​TADS​ ​below​ (current families can use the same link to sign in)

PDS uses TADS (a trusted third-party assessment service) to determine each family’s financial need, ensuring that each request for assistance is being evaluated equitably, objectively, and professionally.

Need support in filling out your application?

Contact TADS: (800) 477 – 8237, Mon–Fri 6:00am – 7:00pm


2​ ​-​ ​Complete​ ​the​ ​TADS​ ​worksheet​ (optional)

TADS offers a handy worksheet that helps applicants prepare all the necessary information and documents needed for the application process. You can download the worksheet at the link below.


3​ ​-​ ​Complete​ ​and​ ​submit​ ​your​ ​application​ ​and​ ​required​ ​paperwork

TADS will ask for specific tax and financial paperwork to be sent to them based on the details of your application. Once all the required paperwork is in and the application is submitted, the data used to determine your award will be made available to PDS. We do not consider this data until the admissions and/or re-enrollment process is completed.


Application​ ​Deadlines

Returning families (applying for the following academic year):

  • Submit a financial aid application
  • Submit most recent tax return by April 30​th

New Families:

  • Submit application and supporting documents after you apply for admission


Confidentiality​ ​Statement

PDS holds all information concerning scholarships in the strictest confidence. Only those persons directly involved in the scholarship program decision-making process, or in it’s administration, will review this information.


Contact Financial Aid

Families of new and returning students applying for scholarship funds should direct any questions about the process to Tammy Reilly, Director of Admissions (treilly@poughkeepsieday.org; 845-462-7600 ext 201).