Tuxedo Park School is a small school that has made a a big difference for generations. In the late 1960s, the school offered its first scholarships to promising students whose families could not pay all of the fees. Since that time, TPS, like all independent schools, has adopted a policy and a process for applying for financial aid, now called Tuition Assistance. Most independent schools used to have families who either paid tuition at the full rate or received an almost full scholarship. Now many schools, including TPS, offer partial funding opportunities for families who qualify for modest tuition assistance but can still pay a good portion of the tuition with their own resources. This allows strong students, whose family's financial situation would not otherwise allow it, to attend our school. 37% of TPS students receive tuition assistance this year, offered in the form of direct grants.
Thanks to the generosity of many in our community, Tuxedo Park School has a Scholarship Endowment that helps fund some of the Tuition Assistance currently available to our families. With the participation of many of our Tuition Assistance students, our entire school community benefits and thrives: our classes, teams, and art programs are more robust. Moreover, because our students are so accomplished and desirable upon graduation, they are not only receiving need-based financial assistance at their secondary schools, but many are also receiving merit scholarships.