Tuition & Value

The Value of a Phelps Education

The Phelps School understands the value of education. We provide boys with the tools they need to not only succeed in school, but in life. We offer several tuition payment options and plans to help you afford a Phelps education for your son.

Please call our Business Office if you have questions: 610-644-1754

Tuition for 2018-2019

Boarding Tuition           $50,800

Day Tuition                   $29,800

For boarders, the tuition charges cover all instruction, room and board and evening proctored study hall.  The charges for day students cover instruction and on-campus events, as well as lunch every weekday. For all students, tuition charges include on-campus events, standard health center services with the school physician, some athletic equipment, college counseling services, a daily afternoon tutorial program, and some school activities and community service trips.

Tuition Deposits

  • Boarding

    $5,000

  • Day

    $3,000

  • International

    $10,000

The non-refundable tuition deposit is due upon the execution of the enrollment agreement and will be applied toward tuition.

Additional Programs

  • ESL Orientation Program

    $3,750 (required for newly enrolled ESL students)

  • ESL

    • Tier one $9,000 per year (full year program, non-refundable)
    • Tier two $11,000 per year (full year program, non-refundable)
  • Academic Support Program

    • Tier one $7,500 per year (full year program, non-refundable)
    • Tier two $11,500 per year (full year program, non-refundable)

Additional Required Fees

  • International Health Insurance

    (if applicable) – $2,500

  • Textbooks and Supplies

    (estimated) -$350 – $700

  • Graduation Fee

    $250

  • Technology Fee

    $200

  • Yearbook Fee

    $75

Additional Optional Fees

  • Laundry Service

    $750

  • Allowance Account

    Parent to determine the annual amout

  • Special Activities

    Payment for field trips, weekend trips, such as trips to sporting events, dinners, plays, etc.

  • Transportation

    Transportation for medical visits, to and from airports, trains and buses.

  • Athletics & Activities

    Team athletic apparel, sports gear and certain activities (such as rocketry and photography

Payment Plan Options

  • One payment  due by August 1
  • Two payments  60% due by August 1 and 40% due by December 1.
    • Requires registration with FACTS
    • Not available to students with F-1 Visa’s
  • Monthly Payments starting May 15 – February 15*
    • 10 payment plan (available to late enrollment, but all payments must be completed by February 15)
    • Requires registration with FACTS
    • Not available to students with F-1 Visa’s

*60/40 payments and monthly payments require registration with FACTS.  FACTS is a tuition management company that requires the preauthorization of payments from a bank account (ACH) or credit card company to automatically transfer funds on payment due dates.

Tuition Refund Plan (“TRP”)

The enrollment contract is binding after execution.  Parents can purchase the Tuition Refund Plan to protect against an instance in which their son needs to withdraw from Phelps, and the family would face no refund of tuition.  The plan provides for the refund of a portion of the pro-rated unused tuition.    The non-refundable cost of tuition insurance is the equivalent of 6% of tuition.

Clothing

All new students will be provided a school patch (to be affixed to a navy blue blazer of their choice in specified location) and tie (provided upon arrival). All other required school apparel will be specified in school literature.

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