Tuition information

Our lives are filled with big choices, and this is one of the biggest. Thank you for considering Deer Creek as a partner in your child’s education. We want to serve you in any way we can as you go through this process—we believe an informed and thoughtful decision done together will lead to a greater partnership into the future.

Please take some time to read through the tuition information below. Then contact us so we can talk further:

Brian Verwolf, Head of School

Steve Blom, Director of Development

2017–2018 Tuition and Fees

Enrollment Fee: $300.00 per student, nonrefundable

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten (students 3 and 4 years old)

We have a number of attendance options for our curriculum-based program:

Kindergarten through 8th grade

Tuition Assistance

At Deer Creek, we do not want tuition to be a barrier in our partnership with you, and we are committed to making a strong, Christ-centered education accessible to families of diverse economic backgrounds. Each year, approximately 15% of our students are awarded tuition assistance. Families may be awarded up to 25% off the cost of tuition. In a recent year, we were able to award over $23,000.00 to families who applied.

Our tuition assistance application process is designed with you in mind:

Step 1: Go to and Start an Application. The cost for the online portion of the application is $43 and is paid with a credit card to Fast Financial.

TuitionStep 2: Once you complete the online application, it will be submitted to the Head of School and the Director of Finance for review. This usually takes 24–48 hours. Please know that your application and personal information are maintained with strict confidentiality.

Step 3: Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to set up a time to meet with you. At that meeting we’ll discuss any questions that we have, or we’ll inform you of the amount your family will be awarded.

The entire process should take no more than four days.

Tuition Discounts and Rebates

Multiple Child Discount

Tuition assistanceWe offer the following discounts to families who have more than one child attending Deer Creek:

     Second Child Discount: $500
     Third Child Discount: $1,500
     Fourth Child Discount: FREE

Parent Participation Rebate: $200

$200.00 will be credited to your account as our way of saying thank you for serving 10+ volunteer hours throughout the school year.

Family Referral Rebate: $500

Parents are our greatest resource when it comes to marketing! To honor that, we offer a $500 rebate to your account when a family you have referred to Deer Creek is here for a full semester.


Deer Creek graduates go on to thrive in high school at local public high schools as well as area private schools, including Marian Catholic, Illiana Christian, and Illinois Lutheran.