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Tuition covers a significant portion of the cost of education, principally faculty and staff salaries. Additional costs are associated with enrollment at Southampton Academy including capital fees, finance charges (deferred payment), the hot lunch program, and auxiliary programs such as extended day, day care (on days when school is closed), and after-school activities. Bus transportation may also have an additional expense.

The Academy has a program to support K-12 families with demonstrated need.

2023-2024 Tuition


Additional Fees

This fee covers visit, testing, and expenses associated with the admissions process. It is submitted by check at the time of application (not enrollment).

This fee is per student and required at enrollment with a max of $900 for new families.


This fee subsidizes the costs related to student activities (field trips, field day, athletic events, etc.) that require bus transportation. The activity fee is billed with tuition and due with the first payment.

CAPITAL - $1,500
This fee is a one-time per family fee for students enrolling in K-12. It may be paid in full, over two years at $750/yr, or over three years at $500/yr. If not paid, balance is required upon withdrawal.

Monthly and quarterly payments are remitted by bank draft through the FACTS Tuition Management Company. The cost for the service is $45, and for all deferred tuition payments, a finance charge of 18% is applied.

Variable Fees

Lower school students receive textbooks and supplemental resources at the beginning of the year, and the fee is billed to families in the Fall. Middle and upper school students purchase their textbooks through recommended vendors. Gym uniforms for new students are billed in the Fall.

The hot lunch program varies from $5.00 to $7.00, dependent upon grade level and quantity of food ordered. While accounts are billed, families are encouraged to pay in advance following a declining balance system.

The before school and after-school care program is available from 7:00 a.m. until the start of school and from 3:08 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The program is billed based upon hours attended. For more information on the hourly rate, click here.

The Academy buses from southern (NC), north and western (Emporia/Stony Creek), and eastern (Franklin/Suffolk) routes. Fees for transportation services are determined based upon the radius of the bus stop from the school. Click here to view an interactive map with the bus routes, stops, and fees.


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