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.Rank: #1-15
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - April 2019 Retreat
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860)822-6279
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4000 M 137 Hwy
    InterlochenMI 49643
    (231)640-9353
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    (641)472-9400
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

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

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    (715)532-0201
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

    Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    (254)897-4822
  • 1.-15.Rank: #1-15
    >70%

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

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

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

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

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    330 N. Glenview Avenue
    Milwaukee WI 53213
    (414)453-4567
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    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.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518)794-6006
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    (218)739-3371
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951)468-7223
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    26 Chase Road
    ThompsonCT 06277
    (860)923-9245
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    3535 Commerce Rd.
    Orchard LakeMI 48324
    (248)683-0517
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    St. Francis High School
    St. Francis High School Photo - Friars' Hall
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    (716)627-1200
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    (319)519-1856
  • 16.-26.Rank: #16-26
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)284-8600
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857)400-9700
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Whether you ve been riding your whole life or have always wanted to you can find a place in our program. The Chatham Hall campus is home to more than 30 horses, three teaching arenas, a permanent Hunter Trials course, and plenty of trails. We teach hunt seat the Modern Forward Riding System with an emphasis on horse and rider
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    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
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo - Emma Girls share a laugh in one of our historic dormitories.
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    George School
    George School Photo - Main Hall
    (Society of Friends)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    (215)579-6547
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    (304)233-1436
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    (913)367-5482
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - The Athletic Department at Miss Hall's instills in student-athletes the values of fitness, teamwork, and competition while inspiring each girl to master physical skills, envision her potential, strive to attain goals, build confidence, and experience the power of community pride.
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    (800)462-2338
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    621 N Jefferson St
    RoanokeVA 24016
    (540)982-3532
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Saint James' picturesque 689-acre campus is conveniently located only 70 miles from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    (301)733-9330
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. * What kind of person will you be? Honest? Trustworthy? Responsible? * Our honor code inspires a culture of honesty and promotes trust in one another. * We have confidence that you will do the right thing, even when no one is watching. * We believe in you.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804)443-3357
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    (228)467-9057
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603)286-1733
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845)855-4825
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931)389-6003
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Main building
    (Society of Friends)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)399-7900
  • 27.-51.Rank: #27-51
    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
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    (213)400-4585
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819)566-0238
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 600
    BlairstownNJ 07825
    (908)362-6121
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434)985-2811
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903)894-5000
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our one-to-one tablet computer program gives each girl instant access to a wealth of information.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716)885-6780
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    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
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)439-7250
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828)684-6232
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    (706)235-6051
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    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
    (800)462-3862
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719)391-5251
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    (207)935-2013
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410)559-3111
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    (207)824-7777
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    (610)326-1000
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207)443-7101
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    (207)685-1606
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    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
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    McCallie School
    McCallie School Photo - Through coordinate activities with our sister school GPS, our students interact with young women on a daily basis.
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    (800)234-2163
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717)328-6173
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573)581-1776
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo - Mount Michael Benedictine School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    (402)238-1457
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603)677-3401
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-8236
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - Our renowned equestrian program takes learning out of the classroom and into the barn.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (410)472-4800
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - The view of top campus from Livezey Lake. Olney Friends School sits on a 350-acre USDA certified organic campus.
    (Society of Friends)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    (740)425-3655
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    (609)944-7501
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    (215)679-9511
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    The Phelps School
    The Phelps School Photo - Founded in 1946, The Phelps School is dedicated to the personalized education for the boy who seeks success academically, personally and socially. Our first obligation is to create a caring, sensitive climate which emphasizes the positive in every situation.
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    (610)644-1754
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    (978)749-4050
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    (603)777-3437
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)963-6120
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-6219
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    63 Federal Road
    BarringtonRI 02806
    (401)246-1230
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    (931)598-5651
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    (603)229-4700
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    St. Thomas More School
    St. Thomas More School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    45 Cottage Road
    OakdaleCT 06370
    (860)823-3861
  • 52.-114.Rank: #52-114
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - The Commons is equal parts living room and dining room. The newest building on campus, the Commons is a gathering space that houses the dining hall and the new Redlands Cafe.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    (410)486-7401
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