Affordability - The International School of Minnesota



We understand that a private education is an investment into your child’s future. We are committed to providing the highest quality education, faculty, experiences, and facilities to foster your child’s educational growth.  We also understand that an ISM education represents an expense that may beyond your family’s reach.  That’s why are committed to providing you with the best value for a private school education while also providing need-based financial aid for those who qualify. 

Tuition Assistance

ISM works with Blackbaud to complete a financial aid needs assessment for any family applying for financial aid. All domestic students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are eligible to apply for financial aid.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance:

  • Login to your Blackbaud account
  • Complete information about income and expenses, assets, debts, and any special circumstances.
  • Upload Required Documentation: paystubs, W-2s, tax return, supplemental income documentation, special circumstances letter (if applicable).

Processing takes approximately 4 weeks once your application has been completed and all documents have been submitted. You will be notified via email once a decision has been made. Next, you will be prompted to log in to your Blackbaud account to view your award.


If you have questions about the status of your financial aid application, you may contact the admissions office at: or look at our tuition assistance FAQ.

If you need assistance completing your application for financial aid, you may also connect with Blackbaud directly:

2023-2024 School Year Tuition Rates
Early Childhood Education

Half day




Full day






Elementary School

Grades 1-5



Middle School

Grades 6-8



High School

Grades 9-12




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