Paid Tuition vs. Tuition-Free

Phillips Academy is a new kind of school concept that connects parents with experienced educators, called Coaches. Each Phillips Academy Coach leads a small, private micro-classroom (either home-based or at a safe, approved location) in his/her community. In order to provide more flexibility and payment options for both parents and Coaches, we offer two pricing options: paid tuition and tuition-free.

As you decide which program option is the best for you and your family, we’d like to offer you a few helpful tips.


Think about the Bigger Picture

As you prepare to make a decision about our paid tuition vs. tuition-free microschools, try to keep all factors in mind. This includes costs, program features, location, and other important details.

For example, let’s say you find a Phillips Academy microschool with paid tuition in your immediate community. You may also find one of our tuition-free programs in a nearby town. You’d have to consider the daily fuel costs and extra travel time needed to commute to the tuition-free microschool. Also, what if the paid tuition program includes free meals and weekly field trips but the tuition-free program doesn’t (or vice versa)? Take some time to compare and contrast features, keeping the big picture in mind.

Ask Questions

We train our Phillips Academy Coaches to give you expert information about our
programs! This includes detailed information about tuition, materials, and additional
program fees. It’s important to inquire about all possible costs as some tuition-free
programs may require occasional fees for field trips, special classroom events, snacks,
etc. We also encourage you to ask for clarity about what’s included in each tuition
package. This is important because you may find that a paid tuition program offers more
inclusive perks than a tuition-free program. On the other hand, some tuition-free
microschools may have everything covered with no cost to you. Don’t hesitate to ask!

By the way, don’t worry about any unexpected costs at Phillips Academy. Our Coaches
will provide all tuition/fee information upfront at the time of enrollment and throughout
the duration of your child’s attendance. We’ll connect via phone, email, parent flyers,
etc. to keep you updated about any upcoming events or fees as needed.


Consider Your Budget

Our tuition-based microschool programs will require annual or monthly payments from all enrolled families. Phillips Academy Coaches will provide upfront tuition estimates to all prospective parents and caregivers. Some Coaches may offer a variety of packages, such as half/full day, to accommodate various budgeting and scheduling needs. We encourage you to review these costs and determine if the tuition-based model is a good fit for your family’s household budget.

Relax… We’ve Got You Covered

While we encourage all parents and caretakers to make informed decisions about our programs, we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed. We understand how important it is to choose the best possible care and education for your child. Reach out today and we’ll be happy to discuss any additional questions or concerns you may have about our paid tuition and tuition-free microschools.