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Brownell Talbot Announces Bold Tuition Reset for Upper School

Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School has announced that beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, its high school tuition will be reset at $15,000, down from $22,560 this year. By resetting tuition at a price competitive to other Omaha private school options, BT is removing the primary barrier to enrollment, enabling more Omaha families to give their children a rigorous, globally minded education.

This is the first time in the school’s 158-year history that tuition has been dramatically reduced. This bold decision is the outcome of BT realizing several of its strategic priorities, which were set in 2019 and include growing enrollment of each of its divisions to their optimal size and building on BT’s culture of diversity and inclusion to become a community leader in this space. 

The goal is to enrich the social culture and learning experiences BT offers while also retaining an environment that requires active participation by the students and provides personalized attention and support from the faculty and staff. 

“All of the high-quality elements that distinguish a BT education – faculty at the top of their field; outstanding, globally focused academics; superior college placements; and robust athletics, activities, and arts programs – will remain as strong as they’ve been in the past,” said Head of School Kristi N. Gibbs, “BT will continue to enroll academically minded students who have enthusiasm for and motivation toward maximizing their educational opportunities. The only thing that is changing is a tuition model that no longer works for BT’s Upper School.”

Although current and prospective Upper School families will benefit most immediately from the tuition reset, this is an important step in further changing the tuition trajectory for all BT families. While not immediate, all BT families will have the opportunity to experience the benefits as they move into Upper School. BT will continue to test tuition models and look for ways to provide additional benefits for Lower and Middle School.   

There is also a 0% tuition increase for Lower and Middle School families for the 2022-2023 school year. This is also a historic announcement as it is the first time that there has been no tuition increase for two consecutive years in the school’s history.

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