Keith is Affordable

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 receives 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:

Established in 2015 by the Board of Trustees in honor of Jane E. Lyons, a Keith alum and former teacher.  Ms. Lyons was passionately committed about service learning and dedicated most of her life volunteering in many Rockford area community organizations.  The Jane E. Lyons scholarship will be awarded annually each spring to three Keith eighth grade students who have engaged in exemplary community service initiatives. The scholarship award must be used for enrollment in Keith’s Upper School program.  For more information, contact the Head of School.

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.

The average Keith School annual tuition cost is $8,000 per student. Scholarships and discounts are available to assist families who are committed to our college preparatory curriculum and programs. Keith Country Day School wants to do everything possible to make the school affordable. For payment options or tuition assistance, please contact Mrs. Lindsey Duerr at or 815-399-8823.

Pre – Kindergarten (3 year olds)
This is a full day, five day per week program.
Tuition: $7,500

Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds)
This is a full day, five day per week program.
Tuition: $7,500

This is a program for students who are 5 years old on or before September 1. Based upon an assessment, a child may be allowed early admittance to Keith’s kindergarten program.
Tuition: $8,000

Lower School
Grades 1-5
Tuition: $9,000

Middle School
Grades 6-8
Tuition: $11,000

Upper School
Grades 9-12
Tuition: $11,000

Our high school program thoroughly prepares students for the collegiate experience. All of our senior students earn merit-based college scholarships. The Class of 2017 (29 students) earned approximately $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.