Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition is set annually in January by the Board of Directors.
For the 2022-23 school year the tuition was $16,000.00. 2024-2025 tuition will be set in early 2024.
To secure a place, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required at the time of enrollment. The Enrollment Contract provides all information regarding tuition payment options. In order for a child to attend classes, tuition must be paid on time.
Affording Red Fox
Town Tuition Vouchers:
Families in Sandgate, Stratton and Winhall are able to use town tuition vouchers for tuition at Red Fox.
The Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union requires two forms to be completed in order for families to receive the town tuition voucher. The Tuition Request Form must be completed yearly. The Declaration of Residency needs to be completed by families new to the area or who live in Winhall. Both of these forms are available at BRSU Tuition forms.
Red Fox Community School is committed to creating an inclusive community that reflects the socioeconomic diversity of our communities. Our financial aid program is need based and provides financial assistance to qualified families. The program has a limited budget and while the school cannot guarantee aid, we endeavor to provide aid to the widest socio-economic range of students our funds can afford. To equitably distribute funds, families apply through TADS.
We believe that the family holds the primary responsibility for the financial support of education. We ask families to explore their resources when applying for financial aid so that the available funds may be distributed fairly and where they are most needed.
Returning Students financial aid applications are due by February 15, 2024.
The Financial Aid Application becomes available online January 10, 2024.
Once you pay the non-refundable processing fee of $45 and submit the application, Red Fox Community School will receive the results of the analysis.
Award letters are sent to returning families on or about April 1st and new families after April 15th. Application can only be processed and awards given once all required materials are received.
Aid is based on need as established by TADS. TADS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. A committee determines how to apportion the available aid funds among eligible families. Returning students take priority.
Please read before applying:
TADS estimates a family’ ability to pay school costs through a formulaic analysis of 2023 income, expenses, and family assets.
Applications are required annually, and awards are based on financial need.
Both custodial parents must complete a TADS application and all required documents in order for a family to be considered for a financial aid package.
All financial aid information is held in the strictest confidence. Applications for aid have no bearing on admissions decisions.
The TADS financial aid must be completed and filed by February 15, 2024.
To access the application, go to http://www.mytads.com/
Then create an account and access the application through the financial aid tab.
Need Assistance with your application?
You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have the award information.
Online chat: http://www.mytads.com/
Mailing address: 1201 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55403
Telephone: 800-884-8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)
Fax Number: 612-548-3326 (24 hours)
The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS prior to the application due date February 15, 2024.
Household members’ most recently completed federal tax forms(personal and businesses owned)
W-2’s from each job held by household members
Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members
Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, worker’s compensation, etc…)
All corporate partnership and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust.
If your 2023 1040 is not completed by the application process a copy must be uploaded to TADS by April 30th
Red Fox Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
Red Fox Community School complies with all applicable state and federal nondiscrimination statutes, including the Vermont Public Accommodations Act (9 V.S.A. Chapter 139), the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (21 V.S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6) and Vermont State Board of Education rules 2226.6 and 2229.1.
If you inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy please contact:
Karen O'Neill Thomson
Head of School
184 Pig Pen Road, Manchester Center, VT, 05255
For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.