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The 2023-2024 academic year begins September 1 for all cohorts! ARES follows a traditional calendar, including an optional summer school quarter (organized around weekly summer camps for maximum flexibility) for a complete year round learning plan. The following summary provides a breakdown of the recurring monthly tuition charge and what is included for each cadet.

Full Time Cadet - $1999 per month ($23,988 annually)

  • Mornings - Blended learning, tutoring, support, & consultation

    • Customized core curriculum including English, Social Studies, Math, and science, with rich interactive elements such as multi-media, adaptive practice, and simulations.

    • Expert educators support cadets and their families in navigating the experience and co-creating a an individual learning path.

    • Cadets collaborate and work with peers from their cohort and from around the world.

  • Afternoons - The Launchpad Experience & Moonshot Laboratory

    • The STEM-rich Launchpad Experience supports growth in 21st Century Skills development, ethics, problem solving, reflection and classic knowledge necessary to build their Explorer's Mindset.

    • The Moonshot Laboratory provides students the time, tools, trust and inspiration to solve the greatest challenges facing their communities. This is where they do "awesome stuff."

Tuition also includes the following value for each cadet:

  • ARES Learning Laptop

  • Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset 

  • Access to ARES Learning Online Virtual Platforms

  • Field Trips to SpaceX, Boeing, JPL, and others in Southern CA

  • Pitchfests and Awards Celebrations

  • ARES Learning Swag (t-shirts, hoodies, tumblers, stickers, etc)

  • Access to Learning Center in Irvine, CA

  • Access to Maker Space, in Costa Mesa, CA


For the cost of a competitively priced traditional private school, ARES Learning provides your child an engaging, STEM-focused, research-backed educational experience that prepares them for their future - on this planet or any other. 

Ready to receive your application packet? Fill out our interest form!

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