Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid

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  • Among "All Schools", view the boarding schools with the highest percentage of students on financial aid (2018-19).
  • Keep in mind that challenging and creative education programs at boarding schools require a substantial amount of resources.
  • Generally, the full cost of educating a student at any boarding school exceeds the cost of tuition by several thousand dollars - schools rely on other revenue sources (e.g., endowments, annual giving, etc.) in addition to tuition revenue to cover their costs.
  • In that sense, all students at boarding schools receive financial aid.
  • When schools offer "financial aid" (in the traditional sense of the phrase) to reduce tuition, those reductions are in addition to the already subsidized cost of full tuition.
  • Keep this in mind when assessing the full value that boarding schools provide for your investment.

Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid (2018-19)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-15.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Boarding students weekend trip to Boston
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    860-822-6279
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-10
    84 Alford Road
    Great BarringtonMA 01230
    800-235-7186
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    6414729400
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    5404592167
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    845-534-3710
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    254.897.4822
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5801 Beattyville Rd.
    JacksonKY 41339
    606-666-5422
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    706-746-7720
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    530-596-3343
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    256-255-5890
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    860-767-0848
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    201 Campus Drive, PO Box 10
    Tallulah FallsGA 30573
    706-754-0400
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    646-504-6924
  • 1.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    330 N. Glenview Avenue
    Milwaukee WI 53213
    4144534567
  • 16.-28.
    Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
    All-Boys 
    60%-70%
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    207-647-3322
  • 16.-28.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Cotter family spirit; Fall, Spring, and Winter sports offered for boys and girls including football, soccer, cross country running, golf, tennis, swimming, and volleyball.
    (Catholic)
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    507-453-5113
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    207-966-5225
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH 03086
    6036542391
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    218-739-3371
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    19514687223
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    3535 Commerce Rd.
    Orchard LakeMI 48324
    2484311697
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    716-627-1200
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    1-319-519-1856
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    500 Main Street
    New WindsorMD 21776
    855-405-8600
  • 16.-28.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    800-860-7725
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    857-400-9700
  • 29.-54.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall offers a competitive athletic program, with nine varsity sports. We've won numerous conference championships, most recently in swimming (four years in a row!), tennis, and field hockey.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    434-432-5516
  • 29.-54.
    Christchurch School
    Christchurch School Photo - "Set your course at the river. " Established in the Episcopal tradition, Christchurch is inclusive, welcoming students and families of all faiths and backgrounds.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    804-758-2306
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
  • 29.-54.
    George School
    George School Photo - George School Football takes on rival ANC
    (Society of Friends)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    215-579-6547
  • 29.-54.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    413-255-0000
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    913-367-5482
  • 29.-54.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - In the classroom, girls discuss everything from politics, health care reform, Asian poetry, and electric cars to Greek mythology and the symbolism in Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street. They test their theories in Advanced Placement Statistics, explore their curiosities in Graphic Design, and build their resumes in the real-world experiences of our Horizons program.
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    413-499-1300
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    715-532-0201
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    621 N Jefferson St
    RoanokeVA 24016
    540-982-3532
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    3022854231
  • 29.-54.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Pursuing a classical liberal arts and sciences education, our students gain the knowledge, skills, and intangibles needed for college success.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    3017339330
  • 29.-54.
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - Believe in each other.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    804-443-3357
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    228-467-9057
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    603-286-1733
  • 29.-54.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - One of the School`s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 29.-54.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    4106589279
  • 29.-54.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Welcome to Westover School!
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    203-577-4521
  • 29.-54.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Sem offers an exciting range and long list of clubs, activities and leadership opportunities. Often student-initiated, these groups provide experiences not found in the classroom or on the playing fields.
    (United Methodist)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    570-270-2160
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4334 Hobbs Road
    GreensboroNC 27410
    336-217-7070
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    819-566-0238
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 600
    BlairstownNJ 07825
    908-362-6121
  • 55.-121.
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - In addition to Mandarin, the School offers courses in Spanish and Portuguese.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    903-894-5000
  • 55.-121.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM student-athletes have opportunities in winter to join teams in fencing, bowling and basketball. In spring we have tennis, lacrosse, sailing and crew. In the fall we offer crew, field hockey, soccer, sailing, swimming, cross country, and golf.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780
  • 55.-121.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
    (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    2034397250
  • 55.-121.
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    8286846232
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    970-963-2562
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1300 Academy Road
    CulverIN 46511
    574-842-7100
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    706-235-6051
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    518-794-6006
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    503-843-3521
  • 55.-121.
    Fork Union Military Academy
    Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    719-391-5251
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    207-935-2013
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    207-824-7777
  • 55.-121.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    808-881-4321
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
  • 55.-121.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - Our girls' field hockey team has been to the finals of the NEPSAC tournament every year for the last twenty-two years -- a tradition that's hard to beat.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    207-443-7101
  • 55.-121.
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo - Kent's Pre-Engineering certificate program is a unique opportunity for hands-on exploration in Robotics, Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Programming.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 2006
    KentCT 06757
    860-927-6111
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    207-685-1606
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 2-12, PG (day)
    425 Morse Hill Rd.
    AmeniaNY 12501
    845-373-2012
  • 55.-121.
    The Kiski School
    The Kiski School Photo - The Swank Student Center
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    724-639-8035
  • 55.-121.
    McCallie School
    McCallie School Photo - The office of college guidance works with our students to help them find the right fit for college and to make sure they are best prepared for the application process.
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    1-800-234-2163
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    717-328-6173
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    805-688-5114
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
  • 55.-121.
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    402-238-1457
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    603-677-3401
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-9329
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-3382
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-8236
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200
  • 55.-121.
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - Sustainability, environmental and outdoor education are vital to an Olney Friends School education. Students regularly engage in steam monitoring, participate in hiking and nature activities, and use our campus as a living laboratory. Antonia '18, featured above, is a member of Olney's Farm Team.
    (Society of Friends)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    740-425-3655
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    928-632-7601
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    609-944-7501
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    215-679-9511
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    610-644-1754
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    978-749-4050
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    603-777-3437
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    860-963-6120
  • 55.-121.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-6219
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