Tuition Assistance


We believe that diversity fosters a vibrant school environment.

We also believe that an education at Riverstone should be accessible to students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Each year, in order to foster diversity, the Board of Trustees allocates funds to tuition assistance so that we may recruit and retain qualified students, regardless of their families’ ability to pay full tuition.

Investing in education is a choice that all of our families make and our tuition assistance program provides an avenue to attend Riverstone for families who qualify. Any financial awards offered by Riverstone International School are grants, not loans, and do not have to be repaid.

In total, about 20 percent of our families receive tuition assistance.

There are many factors that influence tuition assistance decisions so we encourage families to inquire about eligibility. Your inquiries, questions, tuition assistance applications, and tuition assistance awards will be confidential. Please contact our Admissions Office for more information.

Explore tuition assistance options

We encourage families with students entering Kindergarten through Grade 12 to learn more about the tuition assistance process as you are completing your child’s application for admissions. In order to apply, you will need to:

  • Complete your admissions application concurrently with your tuition assistance application.
  • Complete the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) “School and Student Services” (SSS) application at sssbynais.org/parents
  • Submit a copy of your most recent Tax Form 1040 to Kevin Richmond, Business Director.
  • Email our Admissions Office to inform them that you have applied.

Please note that preschool or pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for tuition assistance.

Timing matters

The school awards the majority of tuition assistance for the upcoming school year prior to April 1, so families should start their admissions and tuition assistance applications early.

Financial awards are re-evaluated annually and current families must apply each year for tuition assistance consideration. Current families should begin the tuition assistance application process by January 31.

Apply for scholarships

Find information about scholarships awarded through the Malone Scholars Program under the Malone Scholars tab.

Riverstone is a non-profit organization

Riverstone International School is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Classification 501(c)(3). The school is financed by tuition, grants, and charitable contributions, and deliberately keeps school fees as low as possible so the school will remain accessible to families.