Affording Compass

Affording Compass


The vision for Compass School is to be a publicly accessible option. To this end, Compass sets its tuition at the Vermont public school average.  We choose to do this because Vermont has a school choice program by which towns without age-appropriate educational facilities (“tuitioning” towns) pay a set tuition for their students to attend local public and private schools. This means that if you live in a tuitioning town, your Compass tuition is paid in full by your town (Enrollment and Required Fees remain the responsibility of the family).  

If you are considering relocation to a Vermont town that offers tuitioning, confirm the town’s tuitioning policy with the town clerk, school administration or local school board.  Further information and a map of tuitioning towns is available at School Choice Vermont.

Financial Aid

We want our program to be accessible to students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds, and we are committed to working with families to make affording Compass a realistic possibility.  Generous financial aid is available for Compass families based on demonstrated need as determined by information provided by the family to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Service).  Families seeking financial aid need to submit an online application to TADS in order to be considered.  Please note that TADS charges a user fee to submit an application.

Many families find it easiest to gather their data on the worksheet prior to completing the online application.

Follow these links to the financial aid application and worksheet: 

Click here to apply at

Click here to apply at


Tuition and Application

Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $15,290 (estimate for 2017-2018 academic year).
Support Services: Dependent upon student need and arrangement with family.  See Support Services for more information.


Enrollment Fees (payable at time of enrollment)

Tuition Insurance: 2% of tuition ($296 in 2016-17)
Technology Fee: $50

Required Fees**

Student Activities Fee: $400 (placed into the student’s Activities Account)

** Payable in full on the first day of August, November, February or May, depending upon the date of enrollment

Payment Options

Compass School is pleased to offer payment processing plans for a range of possible payment plans.  Please contact Lyssa Singleton to discuss what works best for you: