Tuition for the 2024-25 School Year

Nursery $22,500
Pre-Kindergarten $29,000
Kindergarten $33,600
Grades 1-4 $41,300
Grades 5-6 $44,000
Grade 7 $45,100
Grade 8 $46,500

A non-refundable deposit of $2,400 toward students' tuition is required with signed contracts in order to ensure space for the coming year. The school offers two options for payment of the remaining tuition balance.

Option A: Payment to satisfy 70% of total tuition on or before August 15th of the enrollment year with payment to satisfy the 30% balance on or before December 15th of that same year. 

Option B: Payment on an installment basis administered through Blackbaud Tuition Management.

Pre-Nursery Tuition for 2024-25

Pre-Nursery Option 1 (2 days) 

Pre-Nursery Option 2 (3 days) $10,775 
Pre-Nursery Option 3 (5 days) $17,400 

Pre-Nursery/Nursery Play Group Rates

1 day/week $1,320
2 days/week $1,690
3 days/week $2,060
4 days/week $2,480
5 days/week $2,750

Rates are per session, with three sessions per school year - Fall, Winter & Spring.

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  • Tuition Includes

    • lunch
    • day trips
    • use of school technology, such as laptop computers and iPads
    • athletic uniforms and equipment
    • textbooks and yearbook
    • 5th-8th grade overnight Leadership Orientation Trips
    • secondary school placement and graduation costs
  • Tuition Does Not Include

    • instruction in band, percussion, or strings
    • 7th and 8th grade end-of-year overnight trips

Financial Aid

Buckley offers financial aid based on demonstrated need beginning in Nursery. Requests for assistance do not affect admissions decisions or a current student's place in the school community. All financial information is held in the strictest confidence.

Buckley uses School and Student Services (SSS), provided by the National Association of Independent Schools, to process financial aid applications and help determine need. Based on the financial information you submit, SSS will report to us an estimated amount your family can contribute towards tuition. This helps us make fair and objective financial aid decisions. Buckley's SSS code is 1942.

To Apply

We recognize that an independent school education is both a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The purpose of our financial aid program is to fill the gap between the actual cost of a year’s tuition and what a family can realistically afford to pay toward this cost. The Financial Aid Committee awards grants to families who demonstrate financial need as determined by the School & Student Service for Financial Aid needs analysis system (SSS).
To begin your application for the 2024-25 school year, please note the following timeline:
No later than December 15, 2023
Complete Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) application.
In cases of divorce or separation, Buckley requires information from both parents and stepparents, if applicable. Each parent must complete and submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).
No later than February 15, 2024
Submit Copies of 2023 W-2 or 1099 Forms, as applicable.
Submit signed IRS Form 4506.
No later than March 15, 2024
Submit signed copies of most recent Federal Tax Returns (1040), including all schedules.
Submit Business/Farm Statement, if applicable.
Submit copy of most recent Corporate Tax Return, if applicable.
Documents must be scanned directly to SSS through the PFS Online feature, “Manage Documents.”
We recognize that a families’ financial circumstances are personal and unique; the BCDS Financial Aid Committee uses the SSS evaluation as the basis for review. Discussion and financial statements held by the Financial Aid Committee are strictly confidential. Families who violate the confidentiality agreement may immediately risk their grant.
All awards are conditional upon the review of required documents. Late applications for aid may not be considered and are subject to availability of funds.

Contact Us:

If you would like us to send you additional information about admission to Buckley for your child/children, please fill out our inquiry form by clicking here.

Buckley Country Day School
2 I.U. Willets Road
Roslyn, NY 11576
516 627-1910 Phone

Buckley Country Day School

P: 516 627 1910 
Buckley Country Day School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the School. Buckley Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law in respect of, without limitation, its educational policies, admission, financial aid, hiring and employment practices, use of school facilities, athletics programs, and other school-administered programs. This policy governs the conduct of all Buckley Country Day School employees including faculty, staff, and summer programs employees.