When I enrolled my son in North Fork’s math program, money was tight: it was hard to come up with, and it was worth every penny.

After high school graduation, my son studied computer science in college. His transition from the North Fork curriculum to college-level math was seamless. Today he works in Silicon Valley, thanks in part to the sound foundation he received at North Fork School.

I recommend the North Fork School curriculum without reservation. Any parents who want to give their child a competitive academic advantage in the world outside of our little Valley would do well to consider the North Fork School.
— Anne McKee, McCall

From a current (2016) college student who only attended North Fork School for two years of Writing Workshop (to her mother):

Jeez... Thank you for putting me in Writer’s Workshop. I learned more there than in my English 102 class right now. I learned how to create a well-done and well-cited research paper in 4th grade and Marie did a 500,000x better job than my current college instructor.

If you’re going to pay $6,000 for school then go with North Fork. Because this [college course] is a pretty pathetic class. I wish I would have realized what these classes were about because I could have easily tested out of these college-level English classes with knowledge I learned in 4th and 5th grade....
— (name withheld to protect innocent college instructors...)

Tuition for 2019-2020

NO ADDITIONAL FEES or book/supply charges -- everything is included in tuition costs, below.

PLEASE NOTE: we are VERY FLEXIBLE about payment plans and options that make tuition work for family budgets. PLEASE CALL if you have any questions about your personal situation -- we can usually find a way to make things work!

Writing Workshop: $2200 -- no other costs or fees  

COMPARE >>> Preschool in McCall = $215-$700/month
                             Writing Workshop = $220/month


1st, 2nd, or 3rd Year Program class: $6950 (1st student in a family); $5450 (each additional student in a family)
      Please note: core programs include English, history, drama, French, and art.
      Adding math to any core (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year) program is an additional $1800

                 Registration Fee: $850            
                   Per-Family School Fee: $1500
                   Tuition: $4600                                 

COMPARE >>> Preschool in McCall = $215-$700/month
                             Our Internationally-accredited core programs = $580/month
(12 payments, June 2019-May 2020)
                                                                   add math for only $150/month (12 payments, June 2019-May 2020)


Single class: $5150 (1st student in a family); $3650 (each additional student in a family)

                 Registration Fee: $850
                   Per-Family School Fee: $1500
                   Tuition: $2800                               

COMPARE >>> Preschool in McCall = $215-$700/month
                             Our Internationally-accredited single HS class = $430/month   (12 payments, June 2019-May 2020)


Two classes: $6950 (1st student in a family); $5450 (each additional student in a family)

                 Registration Fee: $850
                   Per-Family School Fee: $1500
                   Tuition: $2800 1st class; $1800 2nd class

COMPARE >>> Preschool in McCall = $215-$700/month
                             Our Internationally-accredited TWO HS classes = $580/month   (12 payments, June 2019-May 2020)


Financial Aid:

During the 2014-2015 school year, more than $10,000 in financial aid was awarded to North Fork School students, with an average grant of $3750. Families wishing to be considered for financial aid must annually submit a Parents' Financial Statement. Parents are also required to submit their most recent tax information. The goal of the Financial Aid Committee is to insure that each family's financial contribution toward tuition is a feasible annual contribution. The deadline for all financial aid applications is July 15, 2019.

Affordability and Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How can we afford a North Fork School education?

Families who are concerned that affording a North Fork education may be beyond their means are encouraged to consider applying for financial aid or participating in one of the payment plans offered by the school. Tuition may be budgeted through very flexible payment programs. Over $10,000 of need-based financial aid was awarded to qualifying families for the 2014-2015 school year. These funds, as well as generous payment plans, support 35 percent of the student body.

How does the payment plan work?

Tuition may be budgeted through three different programs.

  • Tuition paid in 10 monthly installments (July 1 - April 1).

  • Tuition paid in two installments (two-thirds by September 15; balance by December 15).

  • Tuition paid in one installment (due September 15).

Please Note: When you decide to send your child to a private school, you are agreeing to pay for your portion of the expenses of making that opportunity available to the community for the entire school year.  Although NFS billings are divided into September and December payments, this is merely for the convenience of families’ financial planning; it does not indicate first semester/second semester charges.

Tuition does not simply cover an hourly rate for teachers, as if we were teaching swimming or gymnastics. The yearly expenses of the school must be covered, whether or not students finish the year. This is also true for students who join classes late in the year: a simple pro-ration based on monthly division of the fees is not adequate to cover our costs.  All parents must read & sign the agreement on the Family Registration Form to indicate that they understand this billing policy.

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