Financial Aid

We are committed to helping as many families as possible

Little Dolphins By The Sea Preschool adheres to the following guidelines, which are designed to promote the most equitable and consistent allocation of available funds:



Family Responsibility

The primary responsibility for financing a student’s independent school education rests with his/her family.


Non-Working Parent/Guardian—The school expects both parents/guardians to contribute to tuition. If a parent/guardian makes the decision not to work, the school imputes an annual income for a non-working parent/guardian after the youngest child in the family reaches Kindergarten age. The imputed income will be based on the perceived earning potential of the non-working parent/guardian.

Divorce or Separation—In the case of a divorce or separation, the school requires each parent/guardian to file an application and submit all related materials. The school is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent’s/guardian’s responsibility for educational expenses. It would be unfair for the school to subsidize a child’s education if one of the parents/guardians is capable, but unwilling, to contribute to his/her child’s tuition.

Step-Parents—The financial and other applicable information of a step-parent should be included on the application of the applicable parent/guardian.

Consideration of Assets and Expenses (in addition to income)

In addition to income, the school takes the following into account when calculating a family’s ability to pay Little Dolphins School tuition:

Home equity
Family trusts
Student's assets
Liquid assets
Other assets
Tuition for children in other K-12 schools
Payments to pensions and retirement plans
Discretionary spending



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