On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, IDS initiated a special grant program to honor the historic relationships among three extraordinary communities. The Independent Day School Founders Grant was created to make IDS more affordable for Wesleyan and Choate faculty and staff families. Any admitted or enrolled student whose parent works full-time at Choate or Wesleyan is automatically awarded the Founders Grant of $3,000 per academic year. Wesleyan and Choate families may also apply for additional support through need-based tuition assistance.
To show The Independent Day School’s support for educators in our surrounding communities, the Board of Trustees established the IDS Educators Grant. Any admitted or enrolled student whose parent works as a full-time educator (teacher or administrator at an accredited K-12 or higher education institution) is automatically awarded an Educators Grant of $1,000 per academic year. Families may also apply for additional support through need-based tuition assistance.
Grant recipients may also apply for need-based tuition assistance. If need-based tuition assistance is requested, the student's family must complete the FACTS application, which will aid the Tuition Assistance Committee in understanding the family’s financial situation.