“The New School is more than a school – it’s a loving community that embraces and helps people grow and find their place in the world”.
Cassie Sears, TNS Graduate


The tuition for School Year 2024-2025 is $15,500.

Cooperatively Run Model

Families work together to support the operation of the school through a variety of ways. Families attend monthly All School Meetings, participate on a committee that contributes to the viability of the school, and assist with fundraising events and activities. We often find ways to accommodate the schedules of parents who are unable to make regular committee meetings or attend a particular fundraising event — for instance, they might assist with a mailing at home.

Students from Tuition-Paying Towns

Some towns in Maine have high school options and will pay a certain amount of tuition to the school the student attends. Currently the towns of Arundel and Acton pay their money to schools of choice. This means that residents of Arundel have choice in where to send their children with their tuition dollars following. Families are still responsible for parent duties noted above. Families must notify their school department that their child will be attending The New School and fill out any proof of residency requirements prior to student enrolling.

Financial Aid

There is a limited amount of need-based financial aid available each year. Families are encouraged to apply when enrolling. Please advise the office if you would like to apply for financial aid.