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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
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.Apply
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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.
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 upcoming school year.
Step 3: Submit Paperwork
New Families for the Upcoming 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
- Most recent federal income tax return with all schedules (e.g. 1040, 1099, etc.)
- Most recent W-2 (for both parents, if applicable)
- Most recent pay stub (for both parents, if applicable)
New Families and Returning Families
- Most recent W-2 or proof of most recent income (for both parents, if applicable)
- Most recent federal income tax return with all schedules (e.g. 1040, 1099, etc.) or official proof of most recent income
- Most recent federal income tax extension document (Form 4868)
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 in January, 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 upcoming school year in February and March.
Enrollment Agreement Signatures are due on or before January 31.
Deadline: December 15, 2023
Tuition Assistance Applications must be completed no later than December 15, 2023. 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.
Who can I contact if I have any questions regarding tuition or financial aid?
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.