Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts is not only unique among private independent schools, it is unique among all schools. At CBA, your children will receive a top-notch academic education, enabling them to apply with confidence to the best colleges in the nation, as well as full instruction in the arts, enough to pursue a career in an arts-based field upon graduation should they choose to do so. Our system of grading, formation of classes, and daily schedule set us apart from other private school options, even elite arts school in NYC who can boast similar levels of dual preparation. Our students are also nurtured from day one with a strong sense of service to their communities, a focus on social-emotional health and awareness, and a deeply held sentiment of self-efficacy. As such, a CBA graduate is a standout among his or her peers.
Researching the Options
When compared with other independent private schools in the region, CBA's tuition comes in at a far lower price point. This is a remarkable fact considering that no other school offers as much extra-curricular arts-based training during the school day. Moreover, our newly renovated facilities, staff of master educators, and beautiful home in the heart of the Hudson Valley make CBA a naturally desirable location to choose as your child's academic home. The entire staff recognizes the sacrifice any family makes when choosing private education for their children, and we want you to make this choice with as much information at your disposal as possible. Though it would be difficult, due to our completely unique program, to find a local option comparable to our own, other regional independent private schools charge as much as three times our rate of tuition without including any of their pricey a la carte fees. Moreover, unlike many local options, CBA is a place that your children can call home from their earliest years all the way through graduation with no grade-level increases.
Financing Your Future at CBA
Annual Tuition for ALL STUDENTS from Transitional Kindergarten through grade 12
$12,000 (discount for full upfront payment)
12-month payment plan: $1000/mo from July 1st through June 1st
10-month payment plan: $1200/mo from July 1st through May 1st
One-time payment plan: $11,000/year (paid by July 1st)
$500 materials and registration fee, paid annually starting at the time of acceptance
PLEASE NOTE: CBA PROVIDES ITS STUDENTS WITH ALL ACADEMIC MATERIALS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL! YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH ANYTHING BEYOND UNIFORMS, A BACKPACK, AND POSSIBLY A LUNCH BOX EACH YEAR. ALL TEXTBOOKS, WORKBOOKS, TECHBOOKS, PLATFORMS, NOTEBOOKS, BINDERS, WRITING UTENSILS, PLANNERS, ETC. ARE PROVIDED TO YOUR CHILD VIA THIS MATERIALS FEE! Exceptions to this include the following at each grade level:
Transitional Kindergarten-Kindergarten: a rest mat
Grade 5 (or the year of entry thereafter): a laptop that will travel back and forth from home to school daily and ideally be utilized for years to come (can be purchased annually through CBA in June at a discounted rate or purchased independently)
Grade 7 (or the year of entry thereafter): a scientific calculator (brand and type dictated by classroom teacher) that will travel back and forth from home to school daily and ideally be utilized for years to come (can be purchased annually through CBA in June at a discounted rate or purchased independently)
Upper school AP Exam fees OPTIONAL!!!!
Learning Excursions (field trips) OPTIONAL!!!!
Reductions for UP TO THREE children enrolled at AT THE SAME TIME
First Child: $12,000/year
Second Child: $10,500/year
Third Child: $8500/year
All additional children will also be eligible for reduced tuition of $8500 while siblings remain enrolled