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From our Watkinson School Parents & Alumni

View our virtual tour of Watkinson’s campus.

We can’t wait to meet you! You can introduce yourself to Watkinson by attending an info session and/or taking a private tour.

How Watkinson School sets itself apart.

We can’t wait to meet you! You can introduce yourself to Watkinson by attending an info session and/or taking a private tour.

Coed, college-preparatory day school for

grades 6–12

Average class size


Wide variety of

in trimester seasons

Student-to-teacher ratio


240 students from

40 towns

reflecting a wide range of academic, personal, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Diploma programs in


Classes at the

More than


students of color

a unique PG program for high school graduates who are college-bound but not yet college ready

Our Watkinson School Tuition & Financial Aid
for our {Town}, CT Students.

We can’t wait to meet you! You can introduce yourself to Watkinson by attending an info session and/or taking a private tour.

We know independent school is a huge investment for any family — a worthy and important investment, but still a very serious commitment. That’s why we are equally serious about working as hard as we can to enroll and assist the most outstanding and qualified students each year. Our need-based financial aid hopes to provide the opportunity for those families who are unable to afford the full cost of tuition to attend. While we are not able to guarantee financial aid for all students, more than 60% of our students receive some level of financial aid each year.

Watkinson financial aid packages are direct grants, with no repayment required.

Tuition for the 2022–2023 School Year

6th and 7th grade — $41,300.00
8th to 12th grade — $46,300.00
Academy — $33,400.00
International — $47,900.00


The School and Student Service for Financial Aid

Watkinson subscribes to the guidelines of The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in computing financial need. You’ll go to their website in order to fill out the PFS.


Parents’ Financial Statement

At the SSS website, you will fill out a Parents’ Financial Statement, which must be submitted by February 1. Our school code is 8050.


Report of Financial Need

Once SSS processes your PFS, they return a Report of Financial Need to Watkinson. We recommend that you request a copy of the RFN for yourself while you are filling out your PFS.

returning students

Financial aid awards for returning students are reviewed each February; the continuation of aid and an increase or decrease in amount are decided on the basis of financial need and the overall available financial aid budget.

Payment Options

A no-interest monthly payment plan is available through SMART Tuition.

Learn how to enroll to Watkinson School.

Visit Campus

Your first visit to Watkinson’s campus can take any one of several forms. See the Watkinson community in action at an info session. Prospective students are welcome to come for a tour, or to spend the day with a current student. Lunch (the best school lunch around!) is on us, of course.


Getting to know you is the most important thing we do. Student and parent interviews can be conducted simultaneously, either in-person or virtually depending on your preference.


Start your Watkinson School online application here. We also accept the Standard Online Application from SSAT.

Financial Aid

We are strongly committed to financial aid, and it is much in demand by our families. To make sure you receive first consideration, returning students please submit your financial aid applications by January 13th. New applicants must submit the financial aid application by February 1.

Attend our next info session at Watkinson

“The first time we stepped foot on campus, we knew we had a very different thing going on here.”

Leesa Wallace, Alumni Parent
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Virtual Info Sessions

An Info Session is an excellent way to get a sense of what Watkinson has to offer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Watkinson is offering both in-person and virtual options (meeting ID will be emailed to you upon registration). Info sessions will include:

  • Welcome with Head of School Teri Schrader and Director of Admission John Crosson
  • Hear from faculty and administrators
  • Q & A panel with current students
  • Campus tour (in-person only)

During the summer, we have in-person, outdoor info sessions in the evening.  These events include a barbecue,  campus tour, and time with school leaders, faculty, and students.

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Directions & Parking

When you arrive on campus, please check in at the welcome center. You will be directed to park in our main parking lot and a member of the admissions team will come greet you.

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