“Your financial aid policy was instrumental in our girls being able to attend ISP; it was truly life-changing for us. Thank you all very much for the time that you put into these decisions, and thank you to ISP for being the kind of school that lives its values. By giving kids from lower-income families the chance to have a first-rate education as global citizens, ISP is truly changing the world.”

— Current ISP family

Financial Aid

International School of Portland strives to make our program accessible to as many children as possible. To this end, nearly 20% of students receive financial assistance each year – significantly more than the national average.

Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of an education from International School of Portland, you are encouraged to apply. Families must re-apply for every year that they wish to be considered for aid. The school gives priority for financial aid to its returning students.

Need-based financial aid is available to students in all grades. The school does allocate a greater portion of the budget to students in kindergarten through 5th grade and families may find that their aid rises as their child moves from preschool to kindergarten.

Applications received after the deadlines will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Any applications received after the budget is exhausted will be put on a financial aid waitlist. Families occasionally turn down their financial aid awards, and that money may be available to other students.

For more information concerning deadlines please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@intlschool.org.

Please note: International School of Portland cannot review financial aid applications before the deadlines. All applications submitted by the deadlines will be evaluated together. Please also note that the financial aid application is year specific. If the form for the incorrect year is used, the Financial Aid Committee may be unaware that a family has applied for aid.

For a better understanding of financial aid at independent schools, please refer to the free report “Understanding Private School Financial Aid: What it is & How to Apply“, by the National Association of Independent Schools – of which ISP is a member.

Click here for more information about different ways to pay tuition including credit card options.