Keith is Affordable – Scholarships are Available

While a Keith education is an investment that will pay dividends for a lifetime, it also represents a financial commitment. We offer a tuition assistance program as well as grant and scholarship opportunities. A large percentage of Keith’s student body receive a merit scholarship or tuition assistance. Any family whose child has been accepted at Keith may apply for tuition assistance. Scholarship and grant programs are as follows:

In 1981, Keith Country Day School established the Belle Emerson Keith Scholarship Program to provide opportunities for boys and girls from the Rockford region to attend one of the area’s top college preparatory schools.  Since its inception, more than $2 million dollars in tuition credit has been given to 165 students.  The BEK program awards partial scholarships that can be applied to tuition, fees, and books.  To learn more about the BEK program, click here.

Open to all parents and students in grades 5-10, the BEK Program is designed to help support promising students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics, student leadership, co-curricular engagement, and community service.

Kaitlyn Mary Miller was a special girl. At Keith, she was a member of the school’s first regional championship volleyball team, she was an exceptional student, she was an artist, and perhaps most importantly, she was a compassionate friend, daughter, and sister to Luke, Rachel and her twin, Kylee. She was all of that and much more. In February of 2007, Kaitlyn died in a skiing accident. She was a junior. In her loving memory, the Miller family created the Kaitlyn Mary Miller Merit Scholarship, given once a year to a promising high school student, who excels academically, but also enjoys fine arts and athletics.

Keith Country Day School wants to do everything possible to make the school affordable which is why we use FACTS Management to help us with our tuition assistance program. Each application for tuition assistance is handled with individual attention and complete confidentiality. Click here to start your Tuition Assistance Application. If you have any questions about tuition assistance, contact Rachel Rebsom at 815-399-8850, ext. 197 or

Payment plans are available by request and please be sure to ask about our sibling discounts.

Annual Tuition – Average Cost per Student is $9,000

Rates for Pre-Kindergarten (3 year old and 4 year old classrooms) and Kindergarten are slightly over $7,000 per year. Contact us for a visit!

Pre – Kindergarten (3 year olds)
This is a full day, five day per week program. Lunch is included in tuition. $6,250

Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds)
This is a full day, five day per week program. Lunch is included in tuition. $6,750


Lower School
(grades 1-5) $12,475

Middle School
(grades 6-8) $14,200

Upper School
(grades 9-12) $14,200

The average tuition cost per student is approximately $9,000. Costs for books, materials, and consumables are not included in tuition expenses.

Keith Country Day School does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, sex or religion. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, scholarships and tuition assistance as well as Keith programs and activities.