This is a place of infinite possibility.
It’s a place where students are at the center of their learning; where teachers are mentors and sought-after expert educators; where arts and athletics thrive; and where signature programs and service-learning create extraordinary experiences beyond the classroom.
This is more than an investment in a Maclay School education. It’s preparation for a world we have yet to imagine.
As the only college preparatory, independent school in Tallahassee, Maclay School is uniquely equipped to provide PreK-12 students with a hands-on, 21st-century liberal arts education.
"Maclay is more than a school, but a “family” atmosphere, with a diversity of programs for children to be involved in."
-Chip Johnson, parent
Families can anticipate additional grade-dependent expenses for technology, textbooks, school uniforms, and optional before- and after-school care. There is a one-time $600 enrollment fee for students entering grades 6-12.
Maclay School is committed to attracting and admitting well-rounded, diverse, talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. We believe that economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all our families. Families must reapply for tuition assistance each year. Amounts are not guaranteed and may differ from year to year based on fund availability and family need.
Every family is expected to contribute to the cost of education at Maclay School, thereby supporting the community to the extent family circumstances permit. In order to assess what a family can reasonably afford for educational costs, Maclay School uses FACTS Grant Aid as an objective and independent third party. FACTS Grant Aid calculations are the baseline for our tuition assistance award determinations, but we also take into consideration our school's policies and the resources available for both re-enrolling and prospective families.
Step 1: Apply for Admission to Maclay School
Step 2: Complete the Tuition Assistance Online Application
Tuition Assistance applications will be accepted continually beginning April through August 1st, however, the first priority deadline for applications is April 15. Families are encouraged to apply online by clicking the FACTS link as early as possible. Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application:
- most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules
- most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse or partner in your household
- supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF
For blended families, please know that we follow the same guidelines that the federal government uses for college financial aid. The custodial parent and step parent’s combined household income is used in determining financial need.
All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF format online.
Step 3: Enroll at Maclay School
Your student must officially enroll at Maclay (electronic signature of enrollment contract and pay the 10% deposit along with one-time $600 new student enrollment fee for students enrolling in grades 6-12) before your child can receive any tuition assistance or participate in Maclay School or athletic activities over the summer.
The Tuition Assistance Committee will begin reviewing applications after April 15th and will notify you of its decision as soon as possible. Please know that we do not award ‘scholarships’ at Maclay School. All tuition assistance is disbursed based on the financial needs of the family.
"Maclay has provided our family a safe nurturing environment along with challenging academics that are flexible and supportive to my child’s needs. - Rachel Roopnarine