Tuition and Fees

(as of 2/1/19)

Finding the right school where your child can feel happy, confident, and empowered as a successful learner is an investment in his or her present — and future.

For most students, attending The Lab School of Washington is a special opportunity that allows them to learn in an environment customized to their needs, grow academically, socially, and emotionally, and experience success — often for the first time. Students who attend Lab say that within even a day or two they start to see a change in their abilities and outlook.

We realize that sending your child to Lab is a significant investment. We’re here to help. If you have questions about The Lab School tuition and fees, please contact our Director of Admissions Robert Lane, EdD at or 202.944.2214.

“At The Lab School, you are no longer that kid — the one who struggles to read, or who has issues with spelling. In many ways, you’re like everyone else. You can succeed at Lab. Believing in yourself — that you have the ability to go beyond what others expect of you — is the most important factor of success. Lab helped me do this, and it has changed my life.”
— Lab School Senior

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  • Non-refundable Application Fee

  • Non-refundable Enrollment Fee (to be applied toward tuition)

  • 2019-2020 Tuition

    Junior High$51,250
    High School$52,500
  • Clinical Related Services

    The fees for individual and small group clinical services are charged over and above tuition. For information, please contact these departments directly.

  • Optional Fees

  • Tax Deductible Expenses

    The Lab School of Washington provides special-education services and therefore, payments to The Lab School of Washington may be considered deductible medical-care expenses under the Internal Revenue Code. The regulations under Section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code provide that:

    "While ordinary education is not medical care, the cost of medical care includes the cost of attending a special school for a handicapped individual, if his or her condition is such that the resources of the institution for alleviating such handicap are a principal reason for his or her presence there."

    Whether expenses of The Lab School of Washington will be deductible in a particular case, however, will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each individual student’s situation. There are also percentage limitations applicable to otherwise deductible medical expenses, depending on the parents’ income. Before taking a tax deduction for expenses relating to the special education of a student, parents should confer with their tax lawyer or accountant about the rulings and regulations under Section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable laws.
  • Eligibility for Special Education Services

    You should also be aware that under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act there is a process in every public school jurisdiction for determining a child's eligibility for special education services. If it is determined that an appropriate education cannot be provided within the public school system, a child may be entitled to placement by that system.
  • Financial Aid

    The Lab School of Washington has limited financial aid; however, in the last few years, we have increased our efforts to raise more funds, in particular, all net proceeds from our annual Awards Gala go directly to financial aid. For more information, please visit our Financial Aid page.

    For further assistance, please contact our Associate Head of School Diana Meltzer at or 202.944.2220.

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  • Photo of Robert Lane

    Robert Lane 

    Director of Admissions
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  • Photo of Nancy Rowland

    Nancy Rowland 

    Associate Director of Admissions; Director of The Summer Project
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  • Photo of Sadie Hendrickson

    Sadie Hendrickson 

    Admissions Administrative Assistant
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