Sliding Scale Tuition

Brooklyn Free School offers sliding scale tuition, which enables all BFS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially, and culturally diverse community.

Sliding scale tuition is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be in equitable proportion to its financial resources.

Brooklyn Free School asks that all families complete a financial worksheet by submitting a FACTS Financial Assessment. This assessment is used to calculate a student’s tuition. We refer to this as a “contracted tuition amount.”

If families choose to opt out of completing a FACTS assessment*, they are committing to paying max tuition: $30,000 for our General School (Pre-K - 6th Grade), and $33,000 for our Middle/High School (7th - 12th Grade).

*Families that receive public assistance may submit proof of aid rather than complete a FACTS assessment.