The Park School of Buffalo values small classes, an individualized approach to learning, and rigorous, rich curricular and extracurricular opportunities, which help to form our unique identity as a school. We are committed to building a truly inclusive and economically diverse community. However, we recognize that the expense of an excellent independent school education can be challenging for many families.
In fact, no student at The Park School pays 100 percent of the cost of education. Even a “full” tuition finances just 85% of the full cost of educating each student. The rest is supplemented through community-wide support of the Annual Fund, auxiliary fundraising events and activities – such as the Auction, Golf Tournament, Athletic Boosters, Park Parent Association events, faculty and student-led initiatives – and the School’s endowment.
Our Flexible Tuition Program, merit scholarship opportunities, sibling discounts, and Payment Program options make a Park education affordable for many families. The Flexible Tuition Program is an innovative model that moves away from the traditional approach to tuition costs and financial aid, recognizing that many middle-income families who might not expect to be eligible for “financial aid” still qualify for a tuition discount. Park makes a finite amount of tuition discounting available to families that qualify. Approximately 40 percent of current Park families qualify for flexible tuition pricing ranging from families who can afford almost full tuition to those who can afford the minimum level.
2018-2019 Flexible Tuition Ranges*
Minimum - Maximum
|Grades K - 4
||$7,000 - $16,850
||$700 - $1,685 per month
|Grades 5 - 8
||$8,000 - $20,140
||$800 - $2,014 per month
|Grades 9 - 12***
||$9,000 - $22,530
||$900 - $2,253 per month
*Prekindergarten (ages 3 and 4) is not eligible for Flexible Tuition.
The range of tuition for Prekindergarten is $6,925-13,930 depending on the program selected.
Families can choose 3-, 4-, or 5-day programs for half day or full day.
**Additional interest will be applied if the financing option selected.
***International students are not eligible for the Flexible Tuition Program.
Their tuition rates are available by request.
If a Park education is a family financial priority that fits within this range, we encourage you to explore whether Park is the right fit for your family. Contact us today for more information or with questions. Call us at 716-839-1243 x135 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two applications for the entrance process to The Park School.
- The first is your student's application for admission to the School. Select the "Apply for Admission" button below. There is a $50 application fee due to submit the application.
- The second application for financial assistance will allow us to determine what Flexible Tuition rate your family qualifies for (select "Apply for Flexible Tuition"). There is a $48 fee for this application. The Park School ID number is 1783.