Admissions

Tuition and Affordability

When you enroll your child at O’Neal, you join a community where your child will be known, valued, and nurtured. Your child will be taught by a passionate team of educational professionals who strive to know each of their students as individuals. Supported by this personalized partnership, students develop academically and socially to meet their full potential. At O’Neal we cultivate character, critical thinking, physical well-being, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills which, joined by a rigorous academic program, form the base of our college preparatory institution.
 
An O’Neal education is an investment in a strong foundation and structure of life-long learning.
 
 
2021-2022 Tuition
Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4 (Half-Day Program*)
$8,000
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten
$13,000
Grades 1 through 6
$15,650
Grades 7 through 12
$18,650

*Extended Day program available for Pre-Kindergarten Students (until 3:15 PM)
$22 per day (available one to five days per week)
 
 
 
 

9th Grade Merit Scholarships

List of 3 items.

  • The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship

    The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship is given in memory of Hannah Marie Bradshaw, whose enthusiasm, curiosity, and spirit of friendship enhanced the character of her O’Neal class. She loved The O’Neal School as a positive place that helped her reach her true potential. The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship is a $6,000 scholarship given to a rising ninth grader who is not currently an O’Neal student and whose family demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is renewable each year through grade twelve as long as the student’s cumulative grade point average remains at 3.5 (B+) or greater.
  • The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship

    The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship is given by the Holmberg family in honor of their daughter, a member of the Class of 1997 and The O’Neal School’s first John Motley Morehead Scholarship recipient. This scholarship holds eligibility requirements similar to those of the Morehead focusing on leadership, scholarship, moral force of character, and physical vigor. The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship is awarded to a rising ninth-grader, who has at least an A- cumulative academic average for grades seven and eight and whom the Scholarship Committee deems the most outstanding candidate. The scholarship covers 75% of the Upper School tuition and is renewable each year through grade twelve as long as the student’s cumulative grade point average remains at 3.5 (B+) or greater.
  • How to Apply?

    Applications for these two scholarships are highly competitive. Once fully enrolled, applicants must complete and submit a scholarship packet by the beginning of April. Packets are then reviewed and narrowed down to finalists who are invited to campus for an interview conducted by the Scholarship Committee. After interviews are completed, the Scholarship Committee will select one applicant for each scholarship.

Financial Aid

Our financial aid program is robust, accessible and benefits a large variety of families.  Our trustees and administrators prioritize socioeconomic diversity at O’Neal by allocating over $1 million in operational funds per year to need-based financial aid.  More than 30% of students currently attending O’Neal receive financial aid. While O’Neal cannot meet the full need of every student, financial aid can help offset full tuition costs. Each family must contribute a minimum of 25% of tuition per board policy.

List of 1 items.

  • More on Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available for Grades K through 12 to O’Neal students who are currently enrolled and to new students to whom enrollment has been offered. The financial aid process is separate from the Admissions process, but we recommend prospective families submit both the admissions application(s) and the financial aid application at the same time. While admissions applications are done per-student, financial aid applications are done per-family. Both admissions and financial aid applications are submitted through FACTS.

    FACTS reviews each financial aid application and requests supporting documentation from families as necessary. Considerations may include but are not limited to: taxable and non-taxable income, savings, assets, liabilities, family size, number of students in tuition charging schools, as well as any special circumstances. Much of the information requested is found on a family’s 1040 IRS form.

    FACTS provides the O’Neal Financial Aid Committee with a recommendation on aid allocation. The financial aid committee uses these recommendations in their decision-making process. Please note that financial aid applicants must have completed the admissions process, received an enrollment contract/tuition agreement, and paid a 10% enrollment deposit before their financial aid application can be processed by the financial aid committee.

    The deadline for first-round financial aid consideration for current O’Neal families is February 15th. The deadline for new admission applicants is March 15th. Financial aid recipients begin to be notified in late March.

    All remaining financial aid awards are distributed on a rolling basis.

    All inquiries and applications for financial aid and knowledge thereof are to be held in the strictest confidence.

Tuition Payment Plan Options

List of 4 items.

  • Two-Month Payment Plan

    10% tuition deposit and the required Dewar’s Tuition Refund Premium are due by the date indicated on the enrollment contract. The remaining 90% of tuition is due and payable in two installments, as follows: 45% due July 5 and 45% due November 5.
  • Four-Month Payment Plan

    10% tuition deposit and the required Dewar’s Tuition Refund Premium are due by the date indicated on the enrollment contract. The remaining 90% of tuition is due and payable in four installments, as follows: 22.5% due July 5, 22.5% due September 5, 22.5% due November 5, and 22.5% due January 5. A $300 administrative fee per student is required with this plan and is due with the July payment.
  • Nine-Month Payment Plan

    10% tuition deposit and the required Dewar’s Tuition Refund Premium are due by the date indicated on the enrollment contract. The remaining 90% of tuition is due in equal monthly payments beginning in June and ending in February. A $300 administrative fee per student is required with this plan and is due with the June payment.
  • Full Payment Plan

    100% of the tuition and the optional Dewar’s Tuition Refund Premium are due by the date indicated on the enrollment contract.
The O'Neal School admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.