Invest in Your Child’s Future

Independent school education isn’t always the obvious choice, especially given the cost. We ask families to consider these questions when exploring school options: “What do I want from my child’s school experience?” “What does my child need from his or her teachers and school community?” “What is the goal of my child’s education?” For many, the answers underscore the lasting value of Willow, where learning is joyous and always productive, virtues are the guiding force for the entire school community, and the goal is to graduate students who can successfully navigate and lead in an increasingly complex world. Exploring School Options: Private vs. Public by Head of School Francisco Ayala offers seven highlights of independent school education that can reap lifelong benefits for your child.


Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

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My two children are thriving at Willow. They went from coming home overwhelmed and dreading their day at public school to being enthusiastic about learning and genuinely look forward to going to school now. This is pure joy from a parent’s perspective. My children are thriving both socially and academically, and the administration truly cares. What a gift this school is in every sense of the word.”

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The Willow School is a safe space for students, staff, and parents to learn and grow as a community. The school’s Virtues Program reminds our children to be present and mindful, and the challenging curriculum is tailored to the learning style of each child. As a parent, watching your children learn in an environment where they are constantly reminded that they are valued for who they are and their unique abilities is a privilege that you cannot put a price on. My children, husband, and I couldn't be happier.”

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Enrolling our children at Willow is the best thing that we have ever done for our family. All three of our children, who range from middle school to preschool, adore their teachers and their classmates. They are excited to go to school, which is no wonder when every aspect of the curriculum has been intentionally designed to ignite curiosity, creativity, and problem solving skills.”


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Tuition for the 2024-25 school year is:

Preschool 5 Full Days $20,800
Preschool 5 Mornings $14,560
Preschool 5 Mornings / 3 Afternoons $17,815
Preschool 3 Full Days $12,480
Kindergarten $33,369
1st Grade $35,657
2nd Grade $37,841
3rd Grade $37,841
4th Grade $39,479
5th Grade $39,479
6th Grade $43,847
7th Grade $43,847
8th Grade $43,847
PK 5 Full Days $20,000
PK 5 Mornings $14,000
PK 5 Mornings / 3 Afternoons $17,130
Kindergarten $31,962
1st Grade $34,162
2nd Grade $36,262
3rd Grade $36,262
4th Grade $37,837
5th Grade $37,837
6th Grade $42,037
7th Grade $42,037
8th Grade $42,037


Our healthy, locally sourced lunch program is included in the tuition for Grades K-8. Devices are provided for all students, as well as books and other essential classroom resources.

See Affording Willow below on our tuition assistance program.

Set Up a Payment Plan

To help manage tuition payments, The Willow School offers payment plans. We use the FACTS tuition management system to make the process more convenient. Call Willow’s Business Office for more information at (908) 470-9500.

Affording Willow

For most Willow families, independent education is a significant financial commitment, but also a worthwhile investment in their child’s future. We strive to make The Willow School accessible to qualified applicants and are committed to enrolling students from the broadest range of backgrounds, experiences, and heritages because it greatly enriches the lives and learning of every student.

Financial aid is need-based and eligible families are awarded assistance that does not have to be repaid. Candidates for admissions are evaluated on their potential to thrive at Willow, hence, admissions and financial aid decisions are made independent of each other.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance applications are completed through FACTS, which provides financial data, formulas, and recommendations needed to make the most equitable decisions possible. This third-party service provides a greater level of objectivity and impartiality and ensures tuition assistance awards are made according to national standards in a secure and confidential manner. The deadline for financial aid applications for the following school year is February 1. However, if you plan to apply for financial aid, apply as soon as possible as available assistance remains finite. Contact the Enrollment Office for further details. Click below to start your application online:

Willow Tuition Assistance Program Fast Facts

Tuition Assistance

33% of Willow students currently receive tuition assistance.


is awarded in tuition assistance each year.


Household income range for Willow families receiving some sort of tuition assistance.

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