a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12+

Affording IDEAL

At IDEAL, we believe that socioeconomic diversity strengthens our community, and we have developed a generous tuition assistance program.

For the 2021-22 school year, the tuition for The IDEAL School’s K-12 Standard Program is $49,070. The K-12 Zenith Program is $83,600 and the K-12 Dylan Program is $148,352. For the Zenith and Dylan Programs, tuition includes a prescribed amount of related services, and the Dylan Program tuition also includes one-to-one student support provided by an associate teacher. The tuition for our Next Steps Transition Program is $96,999. For Next Steps students who require one-to-one support, the tuition is $148,352. At IDEAL, the full cost of books, technology, and lunch is included in the annual tuition.

For families applying to the Standard Program who are interested in applying for financial assistance, please use the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a service of NAIS. The SSS code for The IDEAL School of Manhattan is 4255. Requests for financial aid must be received as soon as possible. To apply for financial aid, visit the SSS website and submit the necessary information.

For families applying to the Zenith, Dylan, or Next Steps Programs who would like information about affording an IDEAL tuition, please contact the Office of Admissions at 212-769-1699 ext. 10105 or admissions@theidealschool.org.

The IDEAL School of Manhattan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, disability or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance, and other school-administered programs.