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English Language Academy Tuition and Fees

Garden School is an independent, not-for-profit institution whose operating expenses are covered solely through tuition, contributions, and our auxiliary programs.

The school is committed to offering an excellent academic choice, serving a diverse population and remaining a realistic option for New York families. Consequently, our annual tuition remains one of the lowest among New York independent schools.

In addition, lunch, transportation and extended day programs are offered as extras, giving families a choice and addressing the practical concerns of many families.

The 2016-2017 tuition has been set by the Board of Trustees.

Program Tuition for Grades 7 to 10 = $17,940

English Language Academy Fee = $9,000

Bond Endowment Payment (Refundable upon completion of ELA or upon graduation) = $2,000

Meal Plan (lunch)= $900/year

Document Fee = $75

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES = $29,915

EXTRAS

Bus Transportation (optional) = $1,500 to $2,700/year depending on location.)

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How to Apply to the English Language Academy

  1. Complete application and return to Garden school with $50 application fee. You can apply online by following this link or download an Enrollment Application here and fax it to (718) 565-1169. If necessary, call (718) 335-6363 to request one.
  2. Send the following documents to Garden School with the application:
    • A translated record (transcript) of the student’s school grades for the past two years.
    • A copy of the student’s valid passport.
    • Student’s home address and intended address in New York City.
    • Name of student’s guardian in New York City.
The applicant can be admitted based on this information. If admitted, the family will be sent an Enrollment Agreement for the student.

When the signed Enrollment Agreement is returned and payment of tuition and fees for the first year at Garden School is paid in full in advance (bank transfer can be arranged), Garden School will issue an I-20 for the student. If, for some reason, a visa is denied by the American Consulate, Garden School will refund tuition and related fees, less the $1,000 non-refundable deposit that is part of the Enrollment Agreement.

If the students chooses to remain at Garden School after the one year of the English Language Academy is completed, there is no additional ELA tuition charge because the student will not be in the English Language Academy. In addition, the family will no longer be required to pay tuition in advance and the family will be able to choose one of Garden School’s payment plans.

For more information, please call (718) 335-6363 x 118 or email Jim Gaines at jgaines@gardenschool.org. Return to English Language Academy Page