2012-13 financial information
K1–Grade 4 £20,200
Grades 5–12 £23,550
Tuition covers textbooks, laboratory fees and all required activities except for the Music Tour for band, orchestra and choir members. There are occasional additional expenses—usually travel—associated with some middle and high school classes. There is an additional fee for the support program for students with specific learning difficulties (SLD), which is £3,150 (the fee for high school students receiving half-time support at two times per cycle is £1,575.) Tuition does not include expenses for trips related to extracurricular activities such as athletics, Model UN or service learning.
ASL believes that students who meet the School’s admissions requirements should have the opportunity to benefit from the School’s programs. Financial aid is available for tuition and for additional fees noted above, including the SLD program and trips. Financial aid awards are based on need; applications for financial aid are assessed by the School’s confidential Financial Aid Committee. Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis. Further information concerning financial aid is available from the website or the admissions office. Application for financial aid may be made via the School’s website.
Tuition and re-enrollment deposit
When a student is accepted for admission or offered re-enrollment, the non-refundable tuition deposit of £1,000 becomes due. The tuition deposit is credited to the second semester tuition bill; the deposit is non-refundable if the student does not enroll or attend for the full academic year.
The School may withhold re-enrollment forms for any student whose academic performance or personal conduct is not satisfactory, or for non-payment of fees. Completion of the re-enrollment form, together with the tuition deposit, the completion of the school year in good standing and payment of tuition by 1 June, ensures the student a place for the next school year.
The first semester fees must be paid in full by 1 June 2012. Tuition paid by 1 June is refundable until 15 June if the School receives notice of withdrawal in writing before or on 15 June. Withdrawals after 15 June are not eligible for tuition refund. For students enrolled after 1 June 2012, the first semester fees are due 14 days from the invoice date.
Second semester fees must be paid in full by 1 November 2012. Tuition paid by 1 November is refundable until 15 November if the School receives notice of withdrawal in writing before or on 15 November. Withdrawals after 15 November are not eligible for tuition refund. For students enrolled after 1 November 2012, the second billing period fees are due 14 days from the invoice date.
Late payment of fees
The School reserves the right to withdraw the offer of admission if the tuition payment is not received by 1 June or the due date. If the tuition is overdue, the student may not be allowed to attend classes. Student accounts more than seven days overdue are assessed a late charge, retroactive to the due date, of 1.5 percent per month (18 percent per annum.)
The regular schedule of the School may be suspended without notice during periods that the School must close because of force majeure events until such time as the School, in its sole discretion, may safely re-open. A force majeure event will not entitle families to a tuition refund.
The School offers a morning, afternoon and late bus door-to-door service for all students. The cost of a two-way service for each student is £2,550 per annum; the one-way service is £1,680 per annum. Partial refunds for transport fees are available if the service is cancelled within two weeks of the time the student begins taking the bus. Transport fees will not be eligible for refund after this time.
As a courtesy to the Parent Community Association, their voluntary dues are included on the first tuition bill.
Tuition and fees are expressed in UK pounds sterling; once a family has established residency in the UK, the School normally requires payment in sterling. For families not yet resident in the UK, the application fee and the tuition deposit may be made in US dollars at the rate of exchange established by the School. The School does not normally accept other currencies. There is a 3% handling charge for tuition payments made by credit card.