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Tuition & Tuition Assistance

The Gift of a Pinecrest Academy Education

Besides offering a loving home for your precious children, one of the most critical decisions you will make is providing an education that will help them discover their God­-given gifts, challenge them, and form them into joyful individuals equipped to make a difference in the world.

Making the investment in a private school education is a sacrifice, but it is, quite possibly, the best investment you will ever make. And we offer many options that make it affordable.

Dad Al Dougal speaks on the value of a Pinecrest education

    • Father Al Dougal speaks on Pinecrest

Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance is given at Pinecrest’s discretion, based on your family’s financial need and availability of funds. We give preference to families who have children already attending Pinecrest. (Note: Tuition Assistance is not available for PreK3 or International Students.)

Tuition Assistance is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Simply complete a tuition assistance application, submit supporting documents, including two years of W-2 forms, and two years of federal income tax returns. Upload to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), and you're finished! The SSS reports to Pinecrest the amount of tuition a family can afford to pay.

Multiple Children Discounts
We offer discounts to families who have more than two children attending Pinecrest in Kindergarten through 12th grade. First and second children pay full tuition. Third and fourth children receive a discount of $1,800, and additional children pay no tuition! Families already receiving financial assistance are not eligible for the multi­-student discount.

Pinecrest Academy partners with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of tuition and fees. Payments are made directly to Smart Tuition and credited to each families account. Smart Tuition charges an annual $50 administrative fee per family that is collected with the first payment. This fee is for processing the billing and payments, availability of 24 hour / 365 day live agent call center for support, access to the website allowing online payment capability as well as detailed/printable views of account payment history and access to the mobile application.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Pre-K (½ Day - 5 HALF days): $9,180
Pre-K (Full day - 5 FULL days): $10,200
Kindergarten - 5th Grades: $14,655
Middle School (6th-8th Grades): $16,505
High School (9th-12th Grades): $18,470

Tuition increases annually 2%-5%.
The cost for lunch and school uniforms are the responsibility of parents. Participation in various school activities such as retreats, athletics, or band does require an additional fee.

If electing the convenient nine-payment plan for tuition, the approximate monthly payment is:

Grade Tuition Down Payment Approximate Monthly Payment (9 months, April – December)
PreK Half Day $9,180 $900 $920
PreK Full Day $10,200 $900 $1,034
Kindergarten – 5th Grade $14,655 $1,500 $1,462
6th Grade – 8th Grade $16,505 $1,500 $1,668
9th Grade – 12th Grade $18,470 $1,500 $1,886
Payment Plans for Private Catholic School

For New and Re-enrolling Students
  1. Pay in 1 installment
  2. Pay in 2 installments
  3. Pay in monthly installments through December of current school year (Details on the specific timing of these payment options can be found below.)

New Enrolling Students Payment Options & Discounts
Pinecrest Academy offers Tuition Discounts to first round applicants who:
  1. Complete the Admissions Process by March 15, 2019
  2. Submit their enrollment contract, deposit and payment plan by April 11, 2019

Those who meet this criteria are offered the following options:
  1. Pay tuition in FULL on or before April 11 and receive a 5% discount.
  2. Pay tuition in TWO EQUAL PAYMENTS (April 11 and July 1) and receive a 2% discount.
  3. Pay the INITIAL DEPOSIT on or before April 11, and then make EIGHT EQUAL INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS, May to December, through an automated billing service (a one time service fee applies).

Payment Options for Re-enrolling Students:
  1. Pay tuition in FULL on or before March 1 and receive a 5% discount.
  2. Pay tuition in TWO EQUAL PAYMENTS (March 1 and July 1) and receive a 2% discount.
  3. Pay the INITIAL DEPOSIT on or before March 1, and then make NINE EQUAL INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS, April to December, through an automated billing service (a one time service fee applies).

Ready to Provide Your Child with a Pinecrest education? Our Admissions team looks forward to receiving your application! You can begin the application process here. Call 770­-888­-4477 or email our Director of Admissions, Claire Wilson, if you have questions prior to applying. We can’t wait to meet you!
"We view our financial commitment to Pinecrest as an investment in our childrens' future that far surpasses any financial rate of return. It helps transform and develop our children into the Christian leaders we know that God intends them to be." - Kimberly Crane, Pinecrest Parent
"Our daughter has been attending Pinecrest for four years now and it has been one of the most important investments we have made. Having her in an environment that has been so fulfilling academically, spiritually and socially is priceless. We could not be more pleased with this choice." - Marcy Blochowiak, Pinecrest Parent

529 Savings Plan

Did you know that, due to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act, you can now use your 529 savings plan to invest funds for K12 tuition? Find out more here.
    • Pinecrest Mom, Paige Brown