Inspire. Dream. Achieve.

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.

Making Independence affordable to those who wish to attend remains an important goal. We are fortunate to be able to provide financial aid for students with demonstrated need through our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). In addition, applicants with at least one parent who serves as a full-time first responder in our community are eligible for the First Responders Community Partnership, and children of Independence alumni are eligible for The Legacy Scholarship for Children of Independence Graduates.

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

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.



Early Childhood I
3 half-days: $6,384
5 half-days: $10,647
5 full-days: $15,614

Early Childhood II
5 half-days: $10,647
5 full-days: $15,614

Kindergarten through Grade 8
Full-Day: $18,460

Technology Fee
Grades 1-4: $200 per student
Grades 5-8: $400 per student

Tuition includes textbooks, most field trips and yearbooks.


Enrollment Fee: An enrollment fee of $1,000 is due with the Enrollment Contract. This fee gets deducted from the first tuition payment but is neither refundable nor transferable once a position has been reserved.

Standard payment schedule: First payment (60 percent of the annual tuition, minus enrollment or re-enrollment fee, plus technology fee) to be paid in full by July 1, 2018. Second payment (40 percent of the annual tuition) to be paid in full by Jan. 1, 2019.

Pre-paid: If the entire year's tuition is paid before July 1, $125 may be deducted from the amount for each full-day student and/or $65 for each half-day, five day/week student.

Bond Obligation: Families new to Independence are required to purchase an Independence School Membership Bond ($500) within 30 days of signing the Enrollment Contract (one bond per family).