Tuition for Grades K-12




2019-20: $15,975



Grades 1-4


2019-20: $16,700



Grades 5-8

Academic Years

2019-20: $17,600



Grades 9-12

Academic Years

2019-20: $18,400


Additional Fees


Application Fee

$60 (one time)

Enrollment Fee

$1,000 (one-time, nonrefundable; new families only)

Financial Aid application

$30 annually (optional)


Included in Tuition

Books & Supplies

$400-$600 (Grades 5-12)

Extracurriculars & Athletics

$0-$150 annually (optional)

$50/per family annually




Walden School is proud to be the first school in the state of Kentucky to implement continuous enrollment; this means your student is enrolled through graduation or unless you opt out by March 15th of each year. If you neglect to submit the intent to opt-out form prior to March 15, 2019, your current contract will automatically renew.

All new families will be required to make a one-time, nonrefundable $1,000 enrollment fee per student. This amount is not applied towards tuition. In order to make this payment, you may either submit a check written to Walden School or pay the fee online through a secure site.


Financial Aid

In recognition of the benefits the school receives from a diverse student body, the Board of Trustees affirms the school's commitment to a well-managed and equitable Financial Aid Program. Financial Aid is allocated to families at Walden School according to the following guidelines: 

  • Financial Aid is allocated to families of students at Walden School based on demonstrated financial need.

  • All families wishing to apply for Financial Aid must go to the FACTS website and complete the application online.

  • All financial information will be submitted directly to FACTS.

  • The Financial Aid Committee of Walden School makes all final decisions on financial aid assistance.

  • Financial Aid grants are for one year only. Families must reapply for grants annually.

Information for our Current Walden Families

All returning Walden Families must apply for Financial Aid during the application window. The application window opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their award via email beginning on February 11, 2019. Since many families may not have all of their tax information by January 31, awards will be made contingent upon tax verification for those families. Applications received later than January 31 will not be considered.

We will continue to implement the FACTS financial aid assessment tool which integrates with our tuition billing and payment systems. FACTS offers 24 hour telephone support, an easy to use interface, and an application fee of just $30 per family.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeff Hamilton, Director of Finance and Operations, by email at or by phone (502) 893-0433.

Information for new applicants

The Financial Aid application window for new families opens on February 1, 2019 and closes on February 28, 2019. Financial Aid decisions will be made and announced in mid-March.



Grey McKinley Sebree Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship of $500 is awarded to a rising Walden junior to honor Grey’s life. The criteria for this award include the qualities that defined Grey – high academic achievement, good citizenship, integrity, and compassion.