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Age 3 through 8th grade


Investing in the best possible start for your child’s education is invaluable. The critical early years are when students become inspired to learn and motivated to succeed, and important study, social and emotional skills are established. The investment in an Independence education pays off. With a reputation for being well-prepared, Independence graduates are accepted into their top choices for high school, and many receive generous scholarships.

What makes an Independence education a valuable investment? Jenn K., the proud mother of three recent Indy alumnae, shares how the Indy experience helped her daughters to each build a foundation, find what they love and excel.

FINANCIAL AID & scholarships

Making Independence affordable to those who wish to attend remains an important goal. We are fortunate to be able to provide tuition assistance for students with demonstrated need through our Financial Aid Program.

Financial Aid is available for students in Early Childhood I through eighth grade, and all awards are distributed in a fair and equitable manner. As a reminder, you must reapply each year.

Financial Aid is not a loan but rather a reduction in tuition.  It gets granted one year at a time, and recipients reapply each year. Independence uses the services of FACTS Management, an online provider, to process financial aid applications.  FACTS does not decide whether financial aid will be given or how much to give; rather, FACTS provides a need-based financial aid analysis service that includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.  All information submitted to the provider is kept confidential.  The Financial Aid Committee reviews each application and notifies families of the award decision. 

To submit an application for Financial Aid, please click on the button below. We ask that applications, with supporting documents, be submitted by January 31, 2021.  The Financial Aid Committee will begin making financial aid awards after that date.

Financial aid application




Please feel free to contact the Admission Office at 302-239-0332 if you need more information.


The Extended Day Program is available to any student enrolled at Independence. Students may participate in this program whenever their classes are not in session. Typically, Extended Day is available in the morning beginning at 7am, and in the afternoon from 3:00-6:00pm.

In order to accommodate COVID-19 protocols for the 2020-2021 school year, there is no morning Extended Day and the afternoon session ends at 5:00 pm. Extended Day usually closely only for the observance of national holidays or in the event of severe weather.

For an example of schedule and fees during a typical school year, please expand the blue accordion below for information from the 2019-2020 school year.


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2021-22 tuition rates

Early Childhood I (age 3)
3 Half Days (8:00-11:30 AM*): $6,640

Early Childhood I (age 3) &
Early Childhood II (age 4)

5 Half Days (8:00-11:30 AM*): $11,070

* Half Day Optional Lunch Bunch 
(12:30 p.m. dismissal). 
Contact the Admission Office for more information

5 Full Days (8 - 3 PM)


Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8
Full Day: $20,965

Technology Fee
Grades 1-4: $300 per student
Grades 5-8: $400 per student

Tuition includes textbooks, most field trips, yearbooks, Secondary School Placement, physical, social and emotional support through CWIL™and so much more!


Independence offers several options to provide families flexibility in determining the payment plan that best meets their needs. They are as follows: 

  • Pay-in-Full
  • 60/40 Payment Schedule:
    60% by July 1, 2021;
    remaining 40% by Jan. 1, 2022
  • 10-Month Plan: Payments begin in May 2021