An early investment in education has an impact that lasts a lifetime.

At Green Vale, we recognize that investing in an independent school education requires considerable thought and planning. We are committed to building a community of learners by attracting families and students from throughout Long Island who want to cultivate their child's academic potential in an environment equally committed to character building and the importance of fun. To make Green Vale more accessible, we have structured our tuition to be all-inclusive and offer a variety of flexible payment plans, as well as a strong tuition assistance program.

Affording Green Vale

  • Flexible Payment Plans: To help families manage expenses, Green Vale offers a number of flexible payment options through SmartTuition. Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually, or structured over 10 months, deducted automatically from a checking account or credit card.

  • Financial Aid: Green Vale offers tuition assistance to qualifying families. Information regarding our financial aid policies and procedures may be found below. 

  • 529 Plans: As of 2018, the IRS now permits up to a $10,000 per year distribution from 529 accounts in order to finance private school education (K-12). Please consult your financial advisor to learn more.

Tuition Assistance

If you value the benefits of an independent education, but worry about the affordability, here are a few things you should know:

  • Applicants to The Green Vale School are accepted for admissions on a need-blind basis.
  • Students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade are eligible for assistance.
  • 19% of Green Vale families currently receive some tuition assistance.
  • Green Vale awards over $1.5 million dollars in tuition assistance each year. 
  • An investment in early education has a dramatic impact on your child's lifetime learning. Click here to read some of the benefits of investing in an independent school education.

Starting in November, once accepted, families who would like to be considered for financial aid may submit an application through the School and Student Services (SSS) platform. The information included in the SSS application will provide our financial aid committee with a recommendation of how much a family can contribute. All awards are made on an annual basis and families pay all incidental expenses and any tuition not covered by the financial aid award. Contact the Business Office for additional information.

Recipients of financial aid are expected to meet the same standards of performance as all students and must demonstrate financial need annually. All information received by the Financial Aid Committee is held in the strictest confidence.

Learn more about the School & Student Services (SSS) process for financial aid awards at Green Vale. 

Tuition Insurance

In these uncertain times, many families want the peace of mind of knowing that their tuition investment is protected should unexpected circumstances occur. Families have the option of including tuition insurance through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. for an additional monthly annual fee.

Financial Aid Webinar

View December 3 event recording

GVS hosted this financial aid webinar featuring private school affordability expert Alisa Evans. Topics included Green Vale's financial aid process, navigating the School and Student Services (SSS) platform, and the awards granted each year.