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A Commitment to Access

Mountain Academy values socioeconomic diversity in the student body and recognizes that tuition and fees may be a substantive financial commitment for families in our region. We are dedicated to providing families in need with affordable access to our exceptional education.

Tuition Assistance Impact

1.38 million awarded annually

Kindergarten-12 students are eligible to apply for financial aid assistance

The Tuition Assistance Program is need-based and the Admission Process is need-blind

On average, 4 new Malone Scholars are selected each year

Malone Scholarship

Mountain Academy is proud to be one of the 50 schools in the United States that are a part of the Malone Scholarship Program. The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, a well-known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education for gifted students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents. The Malone Family Foundation funds scholarships for identified talented and gifted students with financial needs on our Jackson Campus.

Who is Eligible?

Students applying for admission in grades 7-10 who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Meet all admissions criteria for the Jackson Campus
  • Demonstrate superior motivation for academic excellence evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and recommendations
  • Demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding of at least 30 percent of tuition through the financial consideration process

How to Apply

To apply for the Malone Scholarship, please go through the Mountain Academy Application and Tuition Assistance process with the addition of a submitted essay. Applications for the Malone Scholarship are also eligible for Tuition Assistance.


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School and Student Services

Mountain Academy is proud to partner with School and Student Services (SSS) to facilitate our tuition assistance program. SSS is the leading tuition management system of independent schools across the country and is offered in collaboration with the National Association of Independent Schools. Please see our checklist for both new and returning families to help you keep track of the information that is required to complete the tuition assistance application.

If your family would like to be considered for tuition assistance as part of your application to Mountain Academy, please notify the admissions point person, and our team will work with you on your process. Please note that the first Tuition Assistance Deadline is December 16th, 2022.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Step 1: Indicate Intention

Indicate your intention to apply for tuition assistance on the admission application. When prompted on the admissions application, indicate that you intend to apply for tuition assistance.

Step 2: Complete Online Application

Complete the tuition assistance application online through School and Student Services (SSS). New families should submit their tuition assistance application as soon as possible for the 2023-2024 school year, but no later than the first deadline of January 15, 2023.

Step 3: Submit Paperwork

New Families for the 2023-2024 School Year

Please see below for the list of required information in order to complete your application for consideration of tuition assistance for Graces K-12.

Documents due as soon as possible:

  • Completed Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) on SSS
  • 2021 federal income tax return with all schedules  (e.g. 1040, 1099, etc.)
  • 2021 W-2 (for both parents, if applicable)
  • Most recent 2022 pay stub (for both parents, if applicable)

New Families and Returning Families

Due on or before December 9, 2022:

  • 2022 W-2 or proof of 2022 income (for both parents, if applicable)

Due on or before April 1, 2023:

  • 2022 federal income tax return with all schedules (e.g. 1040, 1099, etc.) or official proof of 2021 income
  • 2022 federal income tax extension document (Form 4868)

Returning Families

Due on or before December 9, 2022:

Completed Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) on SSS

Key Information for Application and Family Resources
School Name: Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools
JC SSS Code: 167113 TVC SSS Code: 200119

Step 4: Mountain Academy Review and Notification

Mountain Academy’s Tuition Assistance Committee reviews each request for tuition assistance and determines the tuition assistance grant based on the family’s needs and the school’s budget. Tuition assistance decisions are announced to new families on January 4th, 2022, should all aforementioned deadlines have been met. After this date, tuition assistance decisions will be announced once your application for consideration of tuition assistance and your application for consideration of admission are completed. These applications are then reviewed on a rolling basis starting at the beginning of February. Returning families who are in good standing with the business office and have met all aforementioned tuition assistance deadlines will hear from Mountain Academy regarding their grants for the 2023-2024 school year in February and March 2023.

Enrollment Agreement Signatures are due on or before January 31, 2023.

Deadline: December 22, 2022

Tuition Assistance Applications must be completed no later than December 22, 2022. Available funds are limited and we highly recommend families start the PFS process early to ensure ample time to gather documents, request support, and submit applications in a timely manner.

Tuition Assistance FAQs

What does the MA tuition assistance include?

Mountain Academy tuition assistance includes books, tuition costs, class Journeys and in some cases, the Lunch Program. Tuition assistance does not include capstone fees.

How much financial aid can I expect to receive?

Mountain Academy’s goal is to support as many families as possible, and all tuition assistance is based on need. All tuition assistance awards are contingent upon the receipt of one of the required tax documents from both parents, if applicable, as well as the completion of all steps in the process by the stated deadlines. This process remains confidential between the Mountain Academy Tuition Assistance Committee and Business Office.

My child is currently enrolled, what do I need to do?

Due on or before December 9, 2022:
Completed Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) on SSS.

What are capstone fees?

In the 5th, 8th, and 12th grades, Mountain Academy students participate in an Extended Journey to mark the end of their Lower, Middle, and Upper school careers. Students in the past have traveled to the Grand Canyon, Costa Rica, Red Canyon Ranch, and other venturesome places. The capstone fees allow Mountain Academy students in these grades to participate in these Capstone Journeys.

Who can I contact if I have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid?

Please allow ample time to complete the required form and meet all deadlines. If you have any questions during the process, please contact or call 307.733.1313.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools admits students of any gender, race, color, disability status, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion, and national and ethnic origin and provides them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, and/or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its policies and programs.