There are several ways Westchester works with families to make our college preparatory education accessible for a variety of financial circumstances.
Westchester offers indexed tuition for grades K-12, customized according to a family’s ability to contribute toward educational expenses. Tuition rates are listed as a range by grade level, and many factors are considered in determining the tuition amount a family may afford. Families interested in indexed tuition will submit additional information during the admissions process. Contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] with questions.
WCDS offers a variety of payment plans, including monthly bank drafts spread over 10 or 12 months, bi-annual payments, or payment in full. Please contact the Admissions Office ([email protected]) or the Business Office ([email protected]) for information on how we work with families on payments.
Third Child Discount
Westchester is pleased to offer a 20% discount to a family with three or more children enrolled at WCDS.
Opportunity Scholarship and ESA+ Programs
The state of North Carolina provides these tuition assistance programs for eligible K-12 students enrolled in nonpublic schools. Visit the NCSEAA website for more information.
Westchester Scholarships and Grants
Lily Blackman Promise Grants (Incoming PK-5th Grade Students)
Lily Blackman was a bright and caring Westchester kindergartener whose time was cut short when she lost her battle with cancer in the fall of 2011. To honor her memory, Promise Grants are awarded to incoming pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students with great potential. Promise Grants fund a percentage of tuition and are renewable throughout the Lower School years as long as the student remains in good standing. To apply for a Lily Blackman grant:
- Complete the application for admission.
- Complete the Lily Blackman Promise Grant application.
- Upon completion of the grant application, interviews will be scheduled with a selection committee.
- Grant notification will be included in the enrollment package.
Peters Family Scholarship (Rising Seniors)
The Peters Family Scholarship is a tuition grant funded by a gift to the school’s endowment and awarded each May to rising seniors who honor the legacy left at Westchester by the Peters’ children: Elise ’03, Anthony ’05, and Nicole ’08. To be considered for the award, students must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and have contributed substantively to the teams, clubs, organizations, or community service efforts of which they have been a part during their time at Westchester. Peters Family Scholars are selected by a committee of the Upper School Head, the Academic Dean, and the Head of School.
The Rick Wilson and Cres Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to provide need-based tuition assistance for students at Westchester.
The Elizabeth L. Rothrock Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in English
Betty Rothrock was a beloved faculty member, parent, trustee, and volunteer at WCDS. This endowed scholarship is intended to continue her legacy at WCDS by recognizing students who excel or show great passion in English and/or Literature. The scholarship was founded in 2021 to provide merit scholarships to students who are enrolled at WCDS in Middle School and Upper School (Grades 6-12) and demonstrate excellence in English and/or American and Classical Literature. The Rothrock Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of the Head of School, Middle and Upper School Division Heads, the English Department, and a member of the Rothrock family.
Thomasville Education Fund
The WCDS Thomasville Education Fund, established by an anonymous donor, is an extension of the school’s financial aid and will help cover up to 80 percent of tuition at Westchester. The fund will support qualifying students who have financial need and are residents within the city of Thomasville. This fund is open to students enrolling for the first time. Funds will be awarded on an annual basis during the admissions process and are renewable each year as recipients continue to meet qualifications.
Notice for Prospective Student-Athletes
As a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), Westchester Country Day School does not actively recruit or give preferential treatment to athletes to play sports at our school. In accordance with NCISAA rules: "The NCISAA operates under the basic premise that student athletes do not receive preferential treatment in the awarding of financial aid/scholarships from member schools. While the NCISAA understands that every school has individual criteria in the distribution of aid, no player may receive any form of financial aid for athletic participation. Most importantly, schools may not require participation in athletics as a condition for the allotment of financial aid."
Westchester Country Day School does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.