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Applewild to Lower Tuition Cost Next Year

November 10, 2018

FITCHBURG -- Families enrolled for the 2019-20 school year at Applewild School will see reduced tuition costs for students entering the third grade through the eighth grade.

Rather than follow the trend of increased independent school tuitions, Applewild will take the opposite approach in order to help to the hardworking families of North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, said Chris Williamson, head of school.

“We want to ensure that students have access to an independent school education. Last year, the board implemented the first phase of this initiative with a tuition decrease in kindergarten through second grade, and this step is the continuation of that plan,” he said. “We’re pleased that this continued commitment to access has led to our current enrollment being at its highest in six years. Applewild has been an outstanding independent school for families for over 60 years, continuing the legacy the Crocker family began when they donated their family home in 1957 to establish the school.”

The tuition adjustment is among several innovative initiatives designed to encourage families who previously thought the price of an Applewild education was beyond their reach to apply.

In addition to the tuition shift, Applewild’s “Access Applewild” program provides need-based assistance to committed families of motivated students. There are also several scholarships for incoming students that range from academic merit-based opportunities to specific regional offerings and scholarships for local Fitchburg students.

To learn more about these exciting opportunities, visit www.applewild.org .

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