Thank you for your interest in Pacific Northern Academy and your support of independent education programs! Please note that the following applies to all applicants:
- PNA offers flexible tuition payment plans, including monthly payments.
- PNA can provide eligible families with financial aid through our Indexed Tuition program (more information is below and on our FAQ page).
- For families that are not already beneficiaries of our Indexed Tuition fund, we offer discounted tuition for siblings.
- We collect a non-refundable $50 fee to process each child’s application.
- Once applications are approved, we require a $750 deposit to secure a child’s placement. This deposit will be applied to annual tuition expenses.
- All programming is offered Monday through Friday. PNA is closed on weekends with the possible exception of some field trips.
Elementary and Middle School Programs
Kindergarteners must be age 5 by September 1 of their intended enrollment year. Before and after-school care (i.e., Panther Care) and day camps during school holidays are available for all students. Day camp pricing varies and is not included in the price guidelines provided below. Homework Club is included within after-school programming for grade 3 and above.
Kindergarteners and elementary school students will go on an overnight, chaperoned spring trip within Anchorage or a nearby community. Similarly, middle school students will go on a spring trip within Alaska…or beyond! Costs for spring trips are in addition to normal tuition.
| All Elementary and Middle School Grades (K-8)
| 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Panther Care Options
| Option 1: Extended Mornings
| 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
| Option 2: Extended Evenings
| 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
| Option 3: All-Day Access
| 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Preschool applicants must be at least three years old and fully potty-trained by the first day of school. Regular preschool programming includes supervised camps for children to attend during holiday breaks, parent-teacher conferences, and some professional development days.
| Option 1: Regular School Hours
| 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
| Option 2: Extended School Day
| 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Additionally, our 10-week summer preschool program is offered exclusively to PNA students for $4,000. Program runs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The same prerequisites for attendance observed by our school-year preschool program are in effect (e.g., potty training, age requirements, etc.).
PNA provides its students with the kind of top-tier education that will return major dividends throughout their lives. We know that every family who considers enrolling is absolutely committed to seeing their child grow as a happy, engaged, and confident student. We also know that by choosing us, families pledge a portion of their finances to private education.
As educators, we are extremely interested in helping families who must stretch to meet that financial commitment. Our Indexed Tuition program is a designated fund that PNA distributes to applicants based on individual financial position.
How does PNA determine its annual allocation for the Indexed Tuition fund?
The Board of Trustees reviews and approves the annual budget and indexed tuition amounts each year. Approximately 15% of gross tuition is allocated to Indexed Tuition each year.
Will my family’s application for financial aid impact our admissions decision?
No. The financial aid and enrollment applications are processed simultaneously, but the two documents are reviewed separately. The Admissions Committee does not consider family finances when considering an applicant for enrollment. The Indexed Tuition Committee reviews each family’s application for aid and determines the amount of Indexed Tuition funding that applicants are eligible to receive.
Will every admitted student who is eligible for financial aid receive it?
Unfortunately, no. While our goal is to support as many families as possible, we typically receive more applications for Indexed Tuition than available funds can cover.
How do I know if our family qualifies for financial aid?
The Indexed Tuition Committee considers many factors when determining amounts, including income, assets, liabilities, age of parents, number and ages of children, other educational commitments, budget, and more. PNA is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the family’s disclosed assets, income, expenses, and debts.
How do I apply for financial aid?
PNA uses an online Enrollment and Tuition Management system, CLARITY, to support the Indexed Tuition process. For detailed information about how to apply for Indexed Tuition, download our financial aid guide.
Does PNA offer other programs or discounts in addition to Indexed Tuition?
Yes, we also offer sibling discounts. Other programs such as dual enrollment homeschool programs and pre-tax College Savings Account (529) funds can be applied toward PNA Tuition reimbursement. Please call the Admissions Office at (907) 333-1080 for more information.
Does PNA offer automatic credit for multiple siblings?
Families with more than one child at PNA may qualify for financial aid through our Indexed Tuition fund, or receive a sibling discount offer, but not both.
How is my financial status and my ability to pay evaluated if I am separated, divorced, a non-custodial parent, or unmarried?
PNA’s policy for determining Indexed Tuition is based on the principle that all parents and guardians are responsible for the support and educational expenses of their children. A completed Indexed Tuition application is required from parents/guardians involved in the child’s life.
Does Indexed Tuition automatically renew each year? Will our amount be the same each year?
No, Indexed Tuition amounts are evaluated on an annual basis.
When will my family learn if we have been offered Indexed Tuition funds?
Assuming families applied early in our enrollment season (January or February), they should receive a decision on their Indexed Tuition application in early spring.
Does PNA require a minimum contribution from families, or can Indexed Tuition cover the entire cost of PNA?
Indexed Tuition applies exclusively to tuition and our before- and after-school programs. Families are required to contribute at least 50% of tuition. Indexed Tuition funds do not reduce any other costs associated with attending PNA, such as spring trips or other after-school enrichment programs.
Who will see my Indexed Tuition application and supporting documents?
All applications and supporting documentation are treated as confidential. They are made available only to PNA’s Indexed Tuition committee members and solely for the purpose of evaluating eligibility to receive Indexed Tuition funds.
Is there a fee to apply for Indexed Tuition?
CLARITY charges a $60 fee for each Indexed Tuition Assessment application. PNA does not charge additional fees for processing applications.
Non-Discrimination Statement: PNA does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law in employment or administration of admissions or programs.