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2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

GradeEnrollment Fee*2023-24 Tuition*
Preschool (3-4, 4-5) – Part time/Full time$300$5,700/$6,900
Grades K – 6$300$7,300
Grades 7 – 8$300$8,075
Grades 9 – 12$300$8,875

*Tuition and fees for each subsequent year will be determined by the Governing Board by February. All rates shown are for the 2023-2024 school year unless otherwise indicated.

It is the heart of the TCA Governing Board to keep tuition and fees as affordable as possible while still maintaining financial responsibility.  Our hope is that no family will avoid enrollment due to our tuition and related costs. TCA founders are working tirelessly to find financial assistance and scholarships for families who desire a classical education and have a true financial need.  Please see tuition assistance information below.

Tuition Policy for TCA 2023-2024

Application and Re-enrollment for Returning Families:

  • Re-enrollment opens in January
  • $300 per student with a $500 cap per family
  • Returning families must re-enroll by February 6th, 2023 at 4pm.
  • Enrollment fee due at the time of re-enrollment and is non-refundable

Application and Enrollment for New Families:

  • Enrollment opens February 1, 2023
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order received
  • $300 per student with a $500 cap per family
  • Administration will review each application upon submittal
  • The enrollment fee is due at the time of acceptance and is non-refundable

Curriculum Fee and Field Trip Fee

(used to buy textbooks, class resources, literature books, and back-to-school supplies for students – will also cover cost of all field trips, except overnight trips)

  • $175 Curriculum fee per student – Preschool – Grade 1
  • $275 Curriculum fee per student – Grades 2 – 6
  • $325 Curriculum fee per student – Grades 7 – 8
  • $350 Curriculum fee per student – Grades 9 – 12

Annual Security Fee

(used to help cover the cost of on campus security)

  • $150 per family

Optional Fees

  • $250 Optional Uniform Fee – Uniforms selected and picked up at the front office.
  • The following optional FIELD TRIP fees allow parents to spread out payments for larger trips.
    • $2000 Optional Field Trip Fee for 4th through 12th grade. (for overnight trips)
  • Up to $1000 Optional Speech Therapy Fee to cover speech therapy on campus.

Waiting List:

  • Applications will be accepted without enrollment fee due until spot becomes available
  • Families who do not submit the enrollment fee within 24 hours of an opening will forfeit their place on the waiting list, and the next family on the waitlist will be contacted

Tuition Payments:

  1. Tuition payments for the school year begin July 1st with the last payment due by the end of the school year.
  2. Enrollment will be forfeited without enrollment in payment system or full prepayment (see below)
  3. TCA offers several options regarding payment of tuition:
  • 10-month payment plan
  • Bi Monthly and quarterly payment plans available
  • Full year tuition may be paid online or with a check at the front office

Discounts will be offered as outlined below:

*greatest discount applies to youngest child

  • 5% discount on tuition for second child enrolled.
  • 10% discount on tuition for third child enrolled.
  • 15% discount on tuition for fourth and subsequent children enrolled.

Payment Requirements:

  • Once a child is enrolled at The Classical Academy of Sarasota and the academic year has begun, tuition must be paid for the entire year in which the student is in attendance, even if the student is un-enrolled for any reason.  See Enrollment Agreement.

Scholarship Applicants:

  • Scholarships accepted – Step Up / AAA / FES / Hope / FES-UA *Service Plan, IEP or 504 may be required
  • New families must submit the enrollment fee which is due at the time student is enrolled.
  • If paid by scholarship, the enrollment fee will be credited to the family’s account at the end of the school year after all fees are paid.

Family Empowerment Scholarship – Unique Abilities:

  • TCA is able to accept students who receive FES-UA scholarship (formerly Gardiner and McKay scholarships)
  • TCA will only accept students whose educational needs can be met by the school.
  • Students and parents who are eligible to receive the FES-UA Scholarship will be required to provide a copy of the student’s service plan at time of application and will meet with an administrator to determine acceptance when space is available.

Tuition Assistance

It is recommended that families with financial need apply for the Step-Up for Students scholarship, Family Empowerment scholarship or AAA scholarship.

Step-Up for Students/Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES)/AAA Scholarship Fund

Step up for Students and the AAA Scholarship Fund are school choice organizations awarding private school
scholarships to qualifying households in the state of Florida. Families and students must qualify for the
scholarship and apply directly to either organization. Scholarship guidelines and qualifications can be found at
the following websites: