Tuition & Financial Aid

Education costs are rising nationwide for public schools and private schools. This fact is no different at Columbia Academy. As our expenses increase, we know that many families are struggling with similar economic realities of our times. That’s why we have worked so diligently to keep our costs lower than the average private school tuition while still maintaining advanced technology and challenging and diverse opportunities for our students. We believe that we are the best educational value in the state of Tennessee – find out for yourself, but we think you’ll agree.

Annual Tuition and Fees

New Student Online Application/ Testing Fee

$100 (Non-refundable)

New Student Enrollment Fee

$400 (Non-refundable – includes a $200 deposit toward tuition and a $200 fee)

2024-25 Tuition

Jr. K – K             $9,130

Grades 1-3        $9,430

Grades 4-6        $9,850

Grades 7-9        $10,730

Grades 10-12    $11,100

Book and Technology Fee

(Annual fee Includes iPad/MacBook learning tools, school technology and all textbooks)

Kindergarten – Grade 6 – $250

Grades 7 – 8 – $450

Grades 9 – 12 (includes MacBook Program) – $550

*Most field trips and supplemental insurance during the school day, school activities, and athletics are also included in the tuition rate. Admission to all home athletic contests during the regular season is also included for students.

Optional Expenses

Extended Day Care (Preschool – 6th Grade) – $800

*The Extended Day Care Fee will be added and calculated into the payment plan that you select. 

Transportation Expense (Spring Hill, Chapel Hill, Hickman County, Giles County and Franklin round trip transportation available) – $900

The Transportation Expense will be added and calculated into the payment plan that you select. Family discounts are available. Fees are: $900 – first child; 2nd child – $600 / 3rd child and each additional child – $400. Fee will be $5 each way for drop in riders. No discounts for one way riders.

Family Discounts for 2024 – 2025 School Year

Second Child – $300

Additional Children – $750 per child

Payment Schedule

Annually – June 1 ($100 Discount if paid no later than June selected draft date)

Semi-Annually – July & December

Monthly – 10 payments July – April monthly

Monthly – 12 payments June – May monthly

Financial Aid

Columbia Academy can offer partial tuition assistance to students entering K-12 based on aid funds available and demonstrated family need. A student must apply for admission before applying for financial aid. An online application is then submitted for processing.

A summer work study program is also available for enrolled students entering into grades 9-12.

Please call the Business Office at (931) 388-5363 for more information or click here to send an email for more information.

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