Financial Aid Information


Explorer West Middle School believes in building and sustaining an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community. This includes socioeconomic diversity within our student and family population. We believe that our robust financial aid program benefits all students and families. Because we can enroll students from diverse backgrounds, Explorer West can offer a powerful educational experience where multiple perspectives are shared and honored.

The Explorer West financial aid program is designed to make an EW education possible for families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Explorer West is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application, which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

In addition to tuition assistance, Explorer West offers the following assistance:

  • Outdoor education gear
  • Musical instrument lending
  • Athletic and enrichment programs, including aftercare
  • Financial assistance for the eighth grade Rome trip

During the 2022-2023 school year, approximately 30% of our families received financial aid, with awards ranging from $2,000 to the total cost of tuition. Although we cannot make awards to all applicants, we encourage all families who may require assistance to complete the financial aid application, which is available through Clarity. Clarity processes the information, and Explorer West’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final decision.


NOTE: As of the Fall of 2023, we are excited to announce that Explorer West has updated its financial aid application provider from School and Student Services to Clarity. All new and returning families applying for financial aid must complete an application through our new provider, Clarity.

2021 Financial Aid Presentation

Early Decision/Sibling Applicants: The deadline for early admission financial aid is December 8, 2023.

Returning Families: The deadline for financial aid is Thursday, January 18, 2024.

New Families: The deadline for financial aid applications for new families is  February 2, 2024.