Tuition and Fees

Tuition at The Katherine Thomas School (KTS) reflects the cost of providing highly individualized and integrated instruction for students with language and learning disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities, and/or other health impairments. KTS offers small class sizes with certified special education teachers, teacher’s assistants, and related service providers.

KTS Preschool

Tuition: $27,414.20
Activity Fee*: $900

KTS Lower/Middle School

Tuition: $40,089.06
Activity Fee*: $2,750.00

KTS High School

Tuition: $43,580.35
Activity Fee*: $2,750.00

*Textbooks, instructional materials and supplies, and the cost of field trips are in addition to tuition and covered in the activity fee for each program.

For private pay students, a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due upon completion of the admissions process and based on acceptance. The deposit will secure your child’s placement and is applied to the tuition

KTS is an approved provider of Sallie Mae loans.

Intensive Programs


11-month program
Tuition: $77,412.74
Activity Fee: $2,750.00


11-month program
Tuition: $68,643.32
Activity Fee: $2,750.00


Tuition: $53,861.61
Activity Fee: $2,750.00

KTS ESY Program

Tuition Lower/Middle: $5,440.11
Tuition High School: $5,972.26

Related Services

Related services are those services that provide individualized focus to bring students to an optimal state for learning. As a part of the admissions process, related services professionals make recommendations after a review of reports, evaluations, and the student’s visit.  Funded students will start with the related services indicated on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The related services determined by the team are critical to the student’s academic progress. These services are a condition of the student’s acceptance and part of the signed contract. Upon enrollment, there is a 45 to 60 day evaluation period to determine if related services amounts are appropriate to meet the needs of each student. Speech-Language therapy is included in the tuition. All other related services are in addition to tuition for private pay students and based on an hourly rate.

Related Services Offered
Speech-Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Counseling Services
Physical Therapy
One-to-one Classroom Aide

Scholarship Program/Financial Aid

To help families make their dreams come true for their children, KTS offers scholarships each year. Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our donors and TLC’s commitment to supporting families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. Please contact the Admissions Director at (301) 738-9691, ext. 177, for further information and financial aid applications.

For more information about tuition and fees, see our FAQs.