Our Indexed Tuition program brings the cost of a Thaden education within reach for a broad range of families in Northwest Arkansas. Instead of paying a fixed rate, each family's contribution toward the cost of a Thaden education is individually determined or "indexed" on the basis of its financial resources. All families, including those that pay the maximum tuition, pay well below the actual cost of a Thaden education.

Household Gross Income Range Range of Family Contribution 2019-20
$80,000 and below $2,500 or less
$80,000 to $100,000 $2,500 to $5,000
$100,000 to $120,000 $5,000 to $7,500
$120,000 to $140,000 $7,500 to $10,000
$140,000 to $160,000 $10,000 to $13,000
$160,000 to $180,000 $13,000 to $16,000
$180,000 to $200,000 $16,000 to $19,000
$200,000 to $220,000 $19,000 to $22,000
$220,000 and above $22,000 to $25,800*
An indexed family contribution is all-inclusive: it covers tuition as well as transportation to school, two daily meals (breakfast and lunch), all instructional materials, athletic uniforms, the cost of afterschool activities, field trips, and the use of a personal laptop for the academic year. *A family with a gross annual income that exceeds $220,000 with multiple children attending Thaden School can expect to pay more than the single maximum tuition amount (which is calculated per child). In no instance would a family pay more than a single maximum tuition per child.