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Affording Cannon School

There’s no doubt about it—an independent school education is a significant investment. However, we believe an investment in a Cannon education is an investment in the future.

Cannon School strives to admit talented and motivated students, and we believe that a socioeconomically diverse student body helps create an environment in which all can thrive. If you have questions about affording Cannon, we are happy to help walk you through our process.

Tuition and Fees Information

Click on each item below for detailed information and helpful links.

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  • Tuition and Expenses: 2021-2022

    Grades 1-4:$20,350
    Grades 5-8:$22,500
    Grades 9-12:$25,080

    Tuition Deposit:
     A non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,500 is required upon acceptance to reserve a place in the grade and is applied toward the total tuition. For families applying for financial aid, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is required and applied toward the total tuition.

    Non-Tuition Expenses: Additional fees for books, class trips, and technology may apply. Refer to the Non-Tuition Fees and Expenses document for more information.

    Optional Fees are due upon receipt of statement.
  • Tuition Payment Options

    Cannon offers a variety of tuition payment options for families to choose from, as follows:

    Annual Plan: Tuition minus deposit, due June 1.
    Bi-Annual Plan: Tuition minus deposit, divided by two equal payments due June 1 and November 1.
    Bank Draft Ten-Month Plan: Tuition minus deposit, divided by ten equal monthly payments. Drafts are drawn on the 5th of each month June to March. No administrative fee charged for this plan.
    Credit Card Plan: The School accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA card payments for any of the payment plans listed on this sheet (the ten-month bank draft plan does not apply). Please note that a 3.5% convenience fee is added to all transactions involving a credit/debit card. VISA is for credit only, no debit cards allowed at this time.
    Ten-Month Check Plan: Tuition minus deposit, divided by ten equal monthly payments due the 1st of each month June to March. $200 administrative fee due June 1.
  • Tuition Refund Plan

    Tuition Refund Plan: Cannon offers a Tuition Protection Plan as a means to insure your annual financial obligation under the terms of the accompanying Enrollment Contract.

  • Financial Aid

    Cannon School strives to make an independent school education available to families of various financial means.

    Financial aid grants at Cannon are strictly need-based and are determined using the School and Student Services (SSS) application process.

    Please visit our Financial Aid Webpage for detailed information and to view the recorded  Financial Aid Webinar.
  • Bus Service

    Bus Service is available, space permitting. Fees for transportation service contracts will be billed twice a year, in September and January. Fees for drop-in charges will appear on your child’s monthly statement. Any student who rides for any reason and does not have a contract (i.e., going home with a friend on the bus) will be billed the drop-in rate.

    2021-2022 Costs for Bus Service:

    Round-Trip:$1,620 first student, $1,375 each sibling
    One-Way:$1,035 first student, $880 each sibling
    Activity Bus:$235 per athletic season (Fall, Winter, Spring)
    Drop-In:$9.00 daily, one-way

  • After School Programs

    Visit our After School Program webpage for information on the hours and activities offered for Lower and Middle School students after the school day.

    Also, Cannon's Beyond the Bell Enrichment Program offers a collection of extracurricular enrichment programs for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students. These varied offerings provide students with the opportunity to ignite their imagination, pursue their passions, and develop skills in a variety of areas including the arts, athletics, and the humanities.
  • A Culture of Giving - Beyond Tuition

    At independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of providing a quality education. Cannon School relies on two fundraising programs to ensure continued excellence in the classroom and support for competitive athletics, exceptional art programs, innovative technology and meaningful service learning opportunities.

    Your gifts to the Cannon Fund will help cover operating expenses not covered by tuition. These annual tax-deductible gifts directly support all educational programs at Cannon, from state-of-the-art academic resources to competitive salaries that attract the very best faculty.
    As new parents, we ask you to become members of our Cannon Society by making a Cannon Fund gift at one of the Cannon Society levels that start at $1,500. We recognize, however, that a Cannon Society level gift may not be possible for all families, and we hope that you will support the Cannon Fund at a level that is right for you. We do ask that 100% of our current families support the Cannon Fund.
    Beyond the Cannon Fund, Cannon School also asks families to consider supporting various Capital Campaign Projects that may include new building projects, facilities enhancements or endowments.
    Parents are invited to support both of these fund-raising programs at the giving level that is right for their families. For more information, visit our Support Cannon webpage.

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779