Tuition & Value
We understand that investing in a Lancaster Country Day education is a major commitment. Parents can usually anticipate a modest annual increase based upon the Consumer Price Index, plus approximately 2-4 percent, as our school’s expenses include rising costs in facilities upgrades and maintenance, faculty professional development, classroom technology and curriculum improvements. Our highest goal is to provide a peerless college-preparatory education, with exceptional teachers engaging and inspiring a student body of focused, talented and dedicated learners. We make every effort to provide this education in a fiscally responsible way that eschews gratuitous expenses and helps ensure our stability as an institution. Our tuition costs reflect our effort to balance affordability without sacrificing the the caliber of our faculty and facilities and the quality of programming that our students receive.
While tuition funds the majority of the cost of providing an LCDS education, it doesn’t cover the full breadth of the experience our students enjoy. In addition to tuition, we are grateful for the generous support we receive from annual giving to our Excellence Fund, which helps offset tuition increases.