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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $39,500.
In most cases, tuition is tax-deductible as a medical expense. Please see the information below and consult with your tax consultant.

Center School is committed to providing a supportive educational setting for students, ages 6-14, who have a history of learning difficulties.

At Center School, we are very aware of the challenges and sacrifices it takes to provide your child with the education he or she needs. The tuition assistance program at Center School is need-based and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or religion.  Awards are determined annually. 

School and Student Services (SSS) is the company we utilize to process financial aid applications. Applications for assistance are made on their secure website, and all supporting documents are submitted directly to SSS – not to Center School.

Financial aid determinations typically take 1-2 weeks to process after your application, and all required documents have been uploaded and verified. For questions regarding SSS and how to complete your application, please visit their resource page.

For more information please contact Lisa Steiert, Director of Finance and Operations, at [email protected] or call 215.657.2200.


Information about tax-deductibility of special education as a medical expense:

Excerpt from IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses:

Special Education

You can include in medical expenses fees you pay on a doctor’s recommendation for a child’s tutoring by a teacher who is specially trained and qualified to work with children who have learning disabilities caused by mental or physical impairments, including nervous system disorders. You can include in medical expenses the cost (tuition, meals, and lodging) of attending a school that furnishes special education to help a child to overcome learning disabilities. A doctor must recommend that the child attend the school. Overcoming learning disabilities must be a principal reason for attending the school, and any ordinary education received must be incidental to the special education provided. Special education includes

– Teaching Braille to a visually impaired person,
– Teaching lip reading to a hearing disabled person, or
– Giving remedial language training to correct a condition caused by a birth defect.

Please check with your personal tax advisor or preparer for eligibility.

"Thank you for your guidance and support enrolling our son. Everyone was so helpful." ~ G. Family.