Empowering students with language-based learning differences
TUITION & AFFORDABILITY
Accessing Innovative Dyslexia Education
Siena's tuition and fees are set at a level that ensures we can provide an appropriate, high-quality program for our students to build a strong foundation for success. Our talented team of faculty and staff is dedicated to empowering young minds, nurturing confident learners, and creating innovative, inclusive, and personalized learning experiences.
The Siena School is firmly committed to working with any family who can benefit from our program to ensure adequate financial support is provided for such a valuable investment in your child's education. Please do not hesitate to contact our admissions office with any questions you may have.
We are unique from most private schools in that we serve a special population. For most families, Siena's tuition and fees will qualify as a tax-deductible medical expense.* This has the potential to reduce your tuition costs by thousands of dollars each year. Other expenses, such as your transportation costs, will also generally be tax-deductible. For more information on this deduction, please speak with our staff, see the LDA of America website, and consult your individual tax advisor.
*Individual circumstances will vary, so please be sure to consult your personal tax advisor on whether you will be eligible. A local CPA specializing in this area is Matthew Miller.
Up to $10,000 per year from a 529 Plan can be used towards private school education.
Money can be designated to pay for Siena as a medical expense from these accounts.
You may be able to eliminate outside expenses because of Siena's daily reading intervention, study skills, and organization strategies. Some outside expenses may include Occupational Therapists, College Counseling, Speech-Language Pathologists, Executive Functioning Coaches, and Tutors.
Tuition paid by a generous benefactor directly to Siena qualifies as a tax-exempt gift, allowing payments to exceed the gift tax limit.
Finally, we partner with FACTS, a national, third-party tuition management service to offer a monthly payment plan. Enrolling in FACTS also permits you to pay tuition using automated bank debits or credit card payments. For more information, please see our FACTS Payment Plan page.
To assist families that may not otherwise be able to consider Siena, we dedicate a significant portion of our operating funds to support a generous financial aid program. We expect approximately 25-30% of students will receive tuition assistance, with average grant awards of about $7,500-$10,000. We also expect to offer a limited number of scholarship grants covering up to 75% of tuition and fees. For more information, or to apply, please visit our page on Financial Aid.
Tuition Payment Plan Options
PLAN 1: One Payment Option:
Due July 1: 90% of annual tuition + SPA fee
PLAN 2: Two Payment Option:
Due July 1: 50% of annual tuition + SPA fee
Due December 1: 40% of annual tuition
PLAN 3: Ten Month Payment Option:
Due July 1: 1st monthly installment + SPA fee +administrative fee
*NOTE: Tuition balance is paid through FACTS Management Company in ten equal monthly installments due the first of each month from July 2024 through April 2025. A non-refundable $500 finance fee will be charged for this option, which is pro-rated for families awarded financial aid. (Specifics on this plan can be viewed under Tuition Management or by contacting the Admissions Office.)
A non-refundable enrollment deposit equal to 10% of annual tuition is due with the enrollment contract.
- Application fee: $112 Non-refundable, due with new applications.
- SPA fee: $50
- Tuition Refund Plan: 2% of annual tuition, net of financial aid.
(This optional fee allows for the cancelation of annual tuition obligations as described below.)
Upon acceptance, you will receive an enrollment contract. This enrollment contract must be signed and returned to Siena within 14 days of receipt, along with the non-refundable enrollment deposit.
We make important staffing and other decisions for the following school year based on these indications of enrollment. Therefore, entering into an enrollment contract obligates you to pay the full amount of annual tuition and fees regardless of a student's withdrawal, absence or dismissal from the school at any time throughout the year.
To protect against unforeseen student withdrawal or dismissal, we offer families the option to participate in Siena's Tuition Refund Plan.
For a fee of 2.0% of the annual tuition, net of financial aid awarded, this plan provides a 50% refund of the unused portion of tuition in the event of a student's withdrawal or dismissal from Siena. Tuition refund payments exclude the non-refundable enrollment deposit and are based on the number of school days enrolled relative to the total number of school days in the academic year. Tuition refunds for voluntary withdrawals do not become effective until the student has attended for twenty-one consecutive calendar days (including weekends) commencing with the student's first class day of attendance in the academic year. Any balance due Siena for tuition, fees, or other charges will be deducted from any tuition refund payments due upon withdrawal.
Tuition, Field Trip, and Materials fee (Silver Spring, Satellite, and Northern Virginia Campuses)*
- Grades 3 - 8 $50,847
- Grades 9 - 12 $51,496
*Note: Siena's tuition includes all basic student field trips. Optional student activities and trips, as well as any significant experiential or overnight learning trips, will be billed separately.