Tuition & Financial Aid

Nardin Academy is committed to assisting you in the important investment of an independent, Catholic education for your child. We encourage you to discuss your options with our Admissions Office and our Director of Finance/Financial Aid.

Note: Students must be at least 4 years old and enrolled full time to be eligible for financial aid.


Montessori Tuition By Program
Toddler Program 2 Day, Half Day $4,555
Toddler Program 4 Day, Half Day$9,110
Early Childhood Program 3 Day, Half Day (for 3 year olds only$5,830

Early Childhood Program 3 Day, Full Day (for 3 year olds only)

Early Childhood Program 5 Day, Half Day$9,320
Early Childhood Program 5 Day, Full Day$13,765
Elementary Program$13,765
Technology Fee (Grades 1 - 3)$150
After School Program until 4 p.m.$1,050
After School Program until 5:30 p.m.


*Note: Children 3 years of age may attend either three or five half or full days. Four year olds may attend five half or full days. Kindergarten-age students must attend five full days.


Elementary Tuition By Grade
Grades K - 4$13,530
Grades 5 - 8$14,125
Activity/Technology Fees (Grades K - 4)$400
Activity/Technology Fees (Grades 5 - 8)$650

High School

Nardin Academy High School Tuition $15,000
Activity and Technology Fee, Grade 9 - 11$650
Activity, Technology, Graduation Fee, Grade 12$825

Merit Scholarships

Nardin Academy offers academic scholarship to qualified incoming 9th grade students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential. In awarding academic scholarships, the Admissions Committee considers only the student’s entrance and scholarship examination results. Financial need is not a factor in determining scholarship eligibility. A student’s scholarship award is renewed automatically each school year, provided her school-work consistently demonstrates an exceptional level of achievement.

Opportunities include:
Daughters of the Heart of Mary Scholarship: $10,800 ($2700/year – exam results at the 99%)
Ernestine Nardin, DHM: $8,800 ($2200/year – exam results at the 97% - 98%)
Board of Trustee Scholarship: $6,800 ($1700/year – exam results at the 95% - 96%)
President’s Scholarship: $4,800 ($1200/year – exam results at the 90% - 94%)
Principal’s Scholarship: $4,000 ($1000/year – exam results at the 88% - 89%)
Alumnae Scholarship: $6,000 ($1500/year – highest exam result with an alum mother, grandmother, or aunt relation)
Oishei Foundation Scholarship: Funded by the Oishei Foundation and awarded in March to an economically disadvantaged minority student.
Cullen Foundation Scholarship: Funded by the Cullen Foundation and awarded in March to an economically disadvantaged minority student

Class of 2023 Scholarships:

Reflecting our commitment to maximizing student potential, Nardin Academy offers six 1-year scholarships to celebrate student talent and passion. Click for more information and for application forms.

Art Scholarship: $500
Band Scholarship: $500
Leadership Scholarship: $500
Orchestra Scholarship: $500
Service Scholarship: $500
Vocal Performance Scholarship: $500

Nardin Academy Financial Aid Policy Statement
Nardin Academy is committed to providing an education to talented students regardless of their financial situation. However, due to limits placed on the financial aid budget, funding is not guaranteed and each family is expected to use all resources available to them in paying for the education of their child.

Financial aid awards help bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the full cost of a Nardin education. Families are encouraged to consider the issue of cost and how to fund your child’s education at the time of enrollment.

Nardin determines eligibility for admission without regard to a student’s application for financial aid. Although need is the first requirement for financial aid, the final selection of a new recipient is based on our evaluation of the student’s overall academic and personal strengths. The school makes and communicates financial aid decisions in a manner that allows families to make timely, careful, and fully-informed enrollment decisions.

Nardin uses the School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS) methodology as a guideline for determining how much a family can afford to pay towards a Nardin education.

Financial Aid is funded through a combination of resources, including restricted annual giving, restricted and unrestricted endowment income (if available), and general operating income. Therefore, limited financial aid funds are available.

Nardin Academy does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, nationality, religion, or ethnic origin in the administration of its financial aid program. The school maintains confidentiality over financial aid applications, records, and decisions. Faculty and students are not informed of financial aid decisions. Nardin expects that families will keep the same discretion regarding awards and decisions.

With any questions or for more information, please email Lynn Bickerton, Director of Finance/Financial Aid or call her at (716) 881-6262 x1060.