Tuition & Fees
The Offer of the Merritt Academy Experience
The value of your child’s Merritt Academy experience goes far beyond small class sizes and extended hours to support your needs. Our service to families commitment includes:
- More days open for students than Fairfax County Public Schools;
- A flexible curriculum designed to challenge your child’s personal ability;
- An early Gifted program that meets the needs of our highest-achieving students;
- A range of unique on-campus experiences and favorite school traditions;
- Enriching off campus field trips whether viewing art masterpieces or touring the White House;
- Opportunities to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math in our on campus labs, including a STEAM lab dedicated just for preschoolers;
- World Language classes in French and Spanish beginning with our three year old classes;
- A campus library for all readers as well as library centers in every classroom;
- Plenty of outdoor playtime on our tree-lined campus or inside our full school gym;
- Creative movement lessons and physical education instruction; and
- Many on-site extracurricular activities including clubs, sports, dance, art and piano lessons.
2023-2024 Full-Time Preschool Tuition & Fees
Infant – K4 Annual Registration Fee: $500.00
Application/Wait List Fee: $75.00
Preschool annual tuition is for a 12-month contract, August – August school year, due monthly.
Includes care from 7:00 AM – 6:15 PM, lunch and snacks. Sibling and other discounts are available.
2023-2024 Elementary and Middle School Tuition & Fees
K – 8 Annual Registration Fee: $400.00
Application/Wait List Fee: $75.00
|Package||Monthly Tuition K-8th||Annual Total K-8th|
|Academic Day (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)||$2,165 – $2,379||$21,650 – $23,790|
|Before-School Care (7:00 AM – 8:15 AM)||$106||$1,060|
|Study Hall: 2nd-8th grade/Recess and Recreation: K-1st grade (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM)||$130||$1,300|
|After-School Extended Care (3:30pm – 6:15pm)||$316||$3,160|
|AM and PM Extended Care Package: 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM and 3:30 PM – 6:15 PM)||$368||$3,680|
Elementary and Middle School annual tuition is for a 10-month contract, August – June school year, due monthly.
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM academic school day includes lunch. Sibling and other discounts are available.
Full service package includes before-school care (7:00 AM – 8:15 AM, including snacks and light breakfast), academic hours (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM), study hall/recess and recreation (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, including snacks), and after-school care (4:30 PM – 6:15 PM, including snacks).
Monthly Transportation Fees
- Round Trip: $350.00 per month*
- One Way: $220.00 per month*
*There is a 25% discount for each additional child per family using the bus service. For Fall 2023 please download the 23-24 School Bus Transportation Service form and submit it to the front office before July 21.
“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
A National School of Character
VISA accredited K3-8th Grade
9211 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone | 703.273.8000 | Email
Merritt Academy is proud to be recognized as a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, a national non-profit coalition based in Washington, D.C.
After School Activities
Merritt Academy provides a safe, enriching afterschool environment for students attending our elementary program.
Click here to download a copy of Merritt Academy’s 2022-2023 school calendar.