Tuition and Financial Aid



Tuition for CWS is set at half of a typical independent day school’s tuition, plus an added fee for program expenses unique to CWS’s Expeditions.

Tuition for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 is $17,987.

Students already enrolled at The Gunston School will have an additional fee ($4,753) beyond Gunston’s tuition to cover the additional expenses of the program.  

Financial Aid

Our Board of Trustees is committed to making the semester affordable for motivated and talented students who meet our admissions criteria. The Chesapeake Watershed Semester works to the best of its ability to meet the financial needs of each family through our generous financial aid program. Our hope is that every accepted applicant can attend.