Affording Day School

As with most independent schools, Evansville Day School operates largely with tuition funds, private donations, fundraising efforts, and auxiliary revenue programs. Our tradition of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is the cornerstone of our mission and core values, and we strive to make Day School financially attainable. In short, we work with mission-appropriate families to lower financial barriers to enrollment. From merit and school choice scholarships to need-based tuition assistance and other discount programs, we work with families on an individual basis to ensure the added value of a Day School education is widely accessible.


Scholarship and Tuition Assistance Opportunities


Merit Scholarships Program (Up to 50% Tuition)

Applicants in grades 6-12 may apply for one of our competitive merit scholarships and receive up to 50% reduction in tuition. Awards are determined by a holistic review of academic records, co- curricular achievement, admission testing, and a written essay. Scholarships may be renewed annually.

1946 Founders Merit Scholarship 

Applicant demonstrates a passion for lifelong learning and lives out the school’s core values of excellence, responsibility, integrity, respect, personal discipline, and compassion.

Portrait of a Graduate Merit Scholarship 

Applicant possesses a breadth of non-academic skills such as balance, resilience, global-mindedness, and entrepreneurial learning.

Global Leadership Merit Scholarship 

Applicant adds fresh and insightful global perspectives adopted from cultural exchange, or community service experiences abroad or at home.


We Value Educators Scholarship

An automatic, renewable scholarship for any new student whose parent is employed full time at the time of admission at any of the higher education institutions listed below. Any student who is admitted to Evansville Day School will automatically receive up to  25% scholarship for preschool and 50% scholarship for grades K-12 to be applied toward tuition. The following institutions currently qualify for the We Value Educators Scholarship:

Ivy Tech College

Youth First

University of Evansville

Financial Assistance Program

Application for consideration of need-based financial assistance is open to all applicants. Families should first complete an online admission application. They may then submit the application for financial assistance. Awards are based on financial need and the availability of funds. The application is confidentially administered through FACTS, a third-party tuition assistance provider. Priority consideration is given to those who complete the application for financial assistance by February for the following school year.

Click to submit an application for financial assistance


Indiana School Choice Program

Evansville Day School proudly participates in the Indiana School Choice Scholarship program. If you are a new Day School family and believe you may be eligible, learn more about this program online.

Click to learn more about Indiana School Choice Program


Other Affordability Opportunities


Multi Child Discount

Evansville Day School offers a multiple-child discount to families with three or more children enrolled.

- The third or youngest child enrolled receives a 33% tuition discount.
- Fourth or youngest child enrolled and beyond receives a 50% tuition discount.


Payment Options

Day School offers all families annual, semi-annual, and 10-month payment options to increase affordability by dispersing tuition costs out over the course of the school year.


You can afford to attend Evansville Day School!​

Just as Evansville Day School is enthusiastic about the success of each student, we are equally as eager to make tuition affordable. To discuss the options for which your family may be eligible, schedule a tour with Karen Chatmon, Director of Admission, today.

Evansville Day School admits students of any race, gender, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, or athletic and other school-administered programs.