Community Based Tuition


An ethnically and economically diverse community is an asset for independent schools. To achieve it, we view our professional and financial resources as a common good. Tru holds the intention of making transformative education available to all children regardless of their means.

Community based tuition is how we describe financial aid. It reflects how we think about tuition; our community gives to support the education of the whole community, with the belief that our school culture and our children’s learning are enriched by a diverse set of families.

To give you an idea of how much financial aid you might qualify for, here are some sample profiles to consider.  Of course, each family’s situation is unique, and we make no guarantee that future decisions will match the numbers below:

Family income – $190,000
Family assets – $200,000
Tuition paid – $13,000

Family income – $300,000
Family assets – $500,000
Tuition paid – $22,000

You may fill out a FAST application if you would like to begin the process.


February 1, 2024 — new community based tuition applications due
February 15, 2024 — community based tuition documents due

Tru admits students and parents of any gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, or marital status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities given to students at the school. It also does not discriminate on the basis of the aforementioned categories in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. Need-based tuition assistance is available for families who apply.