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Financial Aid

School Mission

The Academy at Minds In Motion, an independent Kindergarten through eighth grade school, offers an educational experience that is both challenging and individualized by providing opportunities for the students to explore their interests and develop a passion for learning in a small class environment. We develop the individual student, intellectually, socially, ethically, artistically and physically. Our school offers an environment where all children can reach their full potential.

Mission of the Financial Aid Program

The Academy at Minds In Motion's scholarship fund's purpose is to provide financial assistance to those who demonstrate a financial hardship. Through financial aid, the school tries to assist families who otherwise would not be able to make an Academy education possible for their children. The school's goal is to encourage a diverse economic and cultural student body and accept students that match the school's mission and philosophy regardless of financial status.

Educational costs are funded principally by tuition and we recognize the commitment and sacrifice that families make to finance tuition. The amount awarded depends on the family's demonstrated need and the school's available funds. The amount of financial aid awarded to each student is dependant upon the financial aid analysis as provided by SSS along with personal tax information, financial aid funds available, and the number of applicants for those funds. Financial aid awards do not meet full need and the amount of money available for the financial assistance programs is stipulated each year by the Scholarship Committee.

The need for tuition assistance should never discourage a family from applying to The Academy. Students are admitted on the basis of their academic and personal qualifications. Requests for tuition assistance are considered independently of the admission process.


Applying For Financial Aid

Families wishing to apply for a scholarship must do the following:

  1. Apply to The Academy
  2. Go to the School & Student Services by NAIS website for families.
  3. Complete your PFS (Parents' Financial Statement) online. There is a small processing fee for this service of $37.
  4. Print out the PFS Cover Sheet. (When you have successfully submitted the PFS, your confirmation page will include a link to a cover sheet that is pre-populated with your information. You can also access your cover sheet at any time by going to PFS Online, logging in, and clicking on "Print Cover Sheet" from the left-hand menu.)
  5. Mail the required documents within 5 days of submitting your application with your PFS cover sheet to: SSS by NAIS, Application Processing Center, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449. Call (800) 344-8328 with any questions (Mon–Fri: 9am–8pm EST. Sat: 9am–4pm EST).
  6. Financial aid applications should be completed by April 30.

Awards are not automatically renewable and parents must reapply for financial assistance each year.

We reserve the right to make exceptions to a policy when warranted and on a case by case basis.