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Affording LWHS

The Flexible Tuition program helps ensure LWHS can fulfill its mission of developing the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life. Providing access and maintaining socioeconomic diversity at LWHS is paramount and crucial to a healthy and dynamic learning environment.

Lick Wilmerding uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time.  

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is support available through the “Help” button in on the Clarity Application, as well as email and phone support at or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 

Flexible Tuition Application Process

Flexible Tuition enrollment contracts for newly enrolling families are due Thursday, March 21, 2024 by Noon.

Income is only one of the factors that goes into determining Flexible Tuition. Each student’s Flexible Tuition is determined on a case-by-case basis because every family is unique. For more information about how Flexible Tuition is calculated, please click here.

School Tuition

2023 - 2024 School Year: $57,000

A new student fee of $1,000 per student will be applied to tuition as a one-time charge

Thanks to its 125 year history of being accessible to students from all walks of life, including 77 years of being tuition free, Lick-Wilmerding High School enjoys the legacy, the resources, and the strategic resolve to push the limits on what it can mean to be a truly accessible independent school. The definition of Flexible Tuition is: the amount of tuition paid by LWHS families who participate in the Flexible Tuition Program.

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Flexible Tuition Team

Jeanette Moore

Jeanette Moore

Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Davion Fleming

Davion Fleming

Director of Admissions
Emily Fung

Emily Fung

Financial Aid Officer
Elizabeth Tackett

Elizabeth Tackett

Class of 2008
Associate Director of Admissions — Operations & Flexible Tuition