Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid

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400+ students 
200-400 students
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  • Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", 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)

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 102 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.
    >70%
    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    (256)255-5890
  • 2.-5.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Many Cotter Schools co-curricular activities are offered including theater/drama, math team, chess club, speech team, National Honor Society, and several others.
    (Catholic)
    60%-70%
    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    (507)453-5113
  • 2.-5.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225
  • 2.-5.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    (218)739-3371
  • 2.-5.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951)468-7223
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)284-8600
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857)400-9700
  • 6.-20.
    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
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    (913)367-5482
  • 6.-20.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - Horizons is where the Miss Hall's commitment to engagement, service and leadership comes to life. Through weekly on and off-campus internships, volunteer opportunities, and on-campus student-led projects, 100 percent of Miss Hall's students spend Thursdays developing leadership skills, exploring career interests, and making a difference in the communities around them.
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 6.-20.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Boarding means 24/7 immersion in our community, which creates additional opportunities to develop independence, resilience, and self-motivation, providing the best preparation for the demands of college.
    (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    (301)733-9330
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603)286-1733
  • 6.-20.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Pride Varsity Ice Hockey - 2018 Founders League Champions
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845)855-4825
  • 6.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931)389-6003
  • 6.-20.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Life in the Dorms
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%
    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819)566-0238
  • 21.-50.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury swimmers practice in the William W. Higgins ’53 Aquatic Center, an eight-lane, 25-yard competitive swim and dive pool. Dedicated in 2008, it is the finest swimming, diving, and water polo venue in New England.
    (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)439-7250
  • 21.-50.
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828)684-6232
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521
  • 21.-50.
    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
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719)391-5251
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    (207)824-7777
  • 21.-50.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 21.-50.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 21.-50.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - We have a ratio that you won't hear about at any other school 8:1. That's what we call a "ratio for relationships" - a ratio that means that for every eight students in a dormitory there is one faculty member to support, guide and mentor them.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603)536-1747
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    (207)685-1606
  • 21.-50.
    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
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573)581-1776
  • 21.-50.
    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
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603)677-3401
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    (215)679-9511
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)963-6120
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-6219
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    63 Federal Road
    BarringtonRI 02806
    (401)246-1230
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    (931)598-5651
  • 21.-50.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - The Redlands Farm at St. Timothy's School is designed to serve as an on-site sustainable farming operation dedicated to growing produce for the campus dining program and supporting experiential learning opportunities for students.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    (410)486-7401
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12 | K-12 (day)
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    (800)428-5120
  • 21.-50.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Volleyball in the Gym
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    (831)655-9356
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    (631)751-1800
  • 21.-50.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Stuart Hall School offers a competitive and successful athletics program that teaches students the value of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)213-3746
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA 01760
    (508)650-5020
  • 21.-50.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Outdoor Studying
    (Society of Friends)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)399-7900
  • 21.-50.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    (888)798-9371
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%
    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day)
    94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-4209
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-7200
  • 51.-78.
    Brooks School
    Brooks School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 251 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North AndoverMA 01845
    (978)725-6272
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410)559-3111
  • 51.-78.
    Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800)432-2480
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435)480-0871
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 51.-78.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo - More than 75% of Linden Hall students participate in the performing arts. Linden Hall's Music Department offers orchestral and vocal programs, and private lessons; there are two theatre productions each year; and dance classes are offered.
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 51.-78.
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703)556-8273
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    (845)677-8261
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 51.-78.
    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
    (United Methodist)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    (540)636-5484
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)928-1328
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12
    40 College Hill Road
    Rothesay, New BrunswickCanada E2E 5H1
    (506)847-8224
  • 51.-78.
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    P.O. Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    (401)842-6600
  • 51.-78.
    St. Mark's School
    St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    25 Marlboro Road
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    (508)786-6118
  • 51.-78.
    Saint Mary's School
    Saint Mary's School Photo - Saint Mary's School offers a historic, 23-acre campus in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, and is only minutes from the renowned Research Triangle. Its unique location provides a vibrant 24/7 campus with unlimited opportunities for learning both on and off campus.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    900 Hillsborough Street
    RaleighNC 27603
    (919)424-4100
  • 51.-78.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School Centennial Building
    All-Boys 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
    (215)862-5261
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1464
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    (434)385-3607
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 51.-78.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    (978)297-4476
  • 79.-102.
    <30%
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727)384-5500
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888)762-2338
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    (781)642-8650
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603)523-3548
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    (413)477-6000
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-9111
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    (814)866-6979
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    (860)567-1802
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    (952)918-1800
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    (705)652-3324
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    Chemin de la Source
    LeysinSwitzerland 1854
    0041244934888
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    Riverstone International School 5521 Warm Springs Ave
    BoiseID 83716
    (208)424-5000
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day)
    201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    (860)868-0535
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    (208)622-3955
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    Coldharbour Lane
    Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TEUnited Kingdom tw20 8te
    441932582316
  • 79.-102.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)640-3210
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