Thales Academy - Tuition Information

Tuition Information


Thales Academy works hard to minimize costs as much as possible and provide every child the opportunity to receive an excellent education. We charge an affordable tuition, as well as offer sibling and full-pay discounts. Scholarships are available in hardship cases. We do not fundraise or charge any hidden or unexpected fees. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Base Annual Tuition Rates 2019-2020

  • Pre-K: $4,800
  • Elementary (grades K-5): $5,300
  • Junior High / High School (grades 6-12): $6,000


  • Pre-K Early Pay Discount: $200 reduction if full tuition is paid by July 20, 2019
  • K-12 Early Pay Discount: $300 reduction if full tuition is paid by July 20, 2019
  • Sibling Discount: After first student is enrolled at regular rate, each subsequent enrolled sibling receives a $500 sibling discount (Sibling Discount is not available at Thales Academy Waxhaw)
  • Pre-K One-Time Discount: Graduates of Thales Academy Pre-K receive a one-time $300 discount following Kindergarten enrollment

Payment Options

  • Option 1: Payment in full by July 20, 2019 (Early Pay Discount applies)
  • Option 2: Two installments paid in July and December (Half tuition due by July and half tuition due by December)
  • Option 3: Ten monthly installments paid August through May (10% tuition due once/month for ten months)


  • Luddy Schools Scholarships: Tuition assistance is available for students in hardship situations. Eligibility is calculated through a formula that examines income, tax documents, and expected family contribution. Scholarship grants are evaluated and awarded by the Thales Academy Board of Directors following a student’s acceptance to Thales Academy. Contact your local Thales Academy campus for more information.
  • North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships: Up to $4,200 in tuition assistance is available to eligible students who are chosen through a lottery system. Interested families may apply during the month of February and must re-apply each year. Find more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application here.

It is our mission to make a Thales education attainable for all students. In the 2017-2018 academic year, over 120 students received tuition assistance. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Luddy Schools Scholarship Fund, we welcome your contributions here. Thank you for your generosity!

Why not run a high quality school at low cost using modern management principles and technology?
- Bob Luddy, Founder of Thales Academy