Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid

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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 100 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 - The Cotter Campus spans 9 acres and includes seven buildings. Cotter Schools was established in 1911, and has offered a boarding program for more than 20 years!
    (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.-21.
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253)284-8600
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857)400-9700
  • 6.-21.
    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.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518)833-1320
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-4200
  • 6.-21.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413)255-0000
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    (913)367-5482
  • 6.-21.
    Miss Hall's School
    Miss Hall's School Photo - We hear it over and over again, from girls who live right down the road and from girls who live halfway around the world: 'The first time I visited, I immediately felt part of the community!'
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
    PittsfieldMA 01201
    (413)499-1300
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302)285-4231
  • 6.-21.
    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.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603)286-1733
  • 6.-21.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Make yourself at home at Trinity-Pawling. And then leap out of your comfort zone. As a brotherhood, we're a caring community that will push you to be nothing short of extraordinary.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845)855-4825
  • 6.-21.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931)389-6003
  • 6.-21.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo - Red Hall
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
    MiddleburyCT 06762
    (203)577-4521
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%
    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819)566-0238
  • 22.-49.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury offers students many opportunities for community service. Each summer a group of students spend a week volunteering in Lourdes, France. Students have also volunteered in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.
    (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203)439-7250
  • 22.-49.
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828)684-6232
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521
  • 22.-49.
    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
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719)391-5251
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    (207)824-7777
  • 22.-49.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808)881-4321
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    (207)685-1606
  • 22.-49.
    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
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573)581-1776
  • 22.-49.
    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
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603)677-3401
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    (215)679-9511
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)963-6120
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-6219
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    63 Federal Road
    BarringtonRI 02806
    (401)246-1230
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    (931)598-5651
  • 22.-49.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    (410)486-7401
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12 | 4-12 (day)
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    (800)428-5120
  • 22.-49.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Music Recital Hall
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    (831)655-9356
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    (631)751-1800
  • 22.-49.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Fine Arts Emphasis at Stuart Hall School allows students to discover their passion and sends students to prestigious arts programs in the areas of Music, Visual Art, and Theatre every year.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)213-3746
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA 01760
    (508)650-5020
  • 22.-49.
    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
  • 22.-49.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    (888)798-9371
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%
    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day)
    94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-4209
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-7200
  • 50.-76.
    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
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410)559-3111
  • 50.-76.
    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
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435)480-0871
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603)469-2100
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-1530
  • 50.-76.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    (717)626-8512
  • 50.-76.
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Get into character in one of our annual theater productions.
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703)556-8273
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    (845)677-8261
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)409-3530
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401)643-1248
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603)735-6652
  • 50.-76.
    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
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)928-1328
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631)907-5400
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12
    40 College Hill Road
    Rothesay, New BrunswickCanada E2E 5H1
    (506)847-8224
  • 50.-76.
    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
  • 50.-76.
    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
  • 50.-76.
    Saint Mary's School
    Saint Mary's School Photo - Students with their teacher in the newly renovated Sarah Graham Kenan Library. This inviting space is the center of intellectual life for students and faculty. It serves as a "creative commons" where students work collaboratively with classmates, work one-on-one with teachers and tutors or work individually to research assignments or just enjoy a good book or magazine.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    900 Hillsborough Street
    RaleighNC 27603
    (919)424-4100
  • 50.-76.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - The Flood Athletic Center
    All-Boys 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860)435-5732
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
    (215)862-5261
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1464
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860)408-3060
  • 50.-76.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    (978)297-4476
  • 77.-100.
    <30%
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727)384-5500
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888)762-2338
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828)254-6345
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    (781)642-8650
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603)523-3548
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805)684-4127
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978)402-2250
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    (413)477-6000
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-9111
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    (814)866-6979
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    (860)567-1802
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    (952)918-1800
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    (705)652-3324
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    Chemin de la Source
    LeysinSwitzerland 1854
    0041244934888
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    Riverstone International School 5521 Warm Springs Ave
    BoiseID 83716
    (208)424-5000
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day)
    201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    (860)868-0535
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    1101 Genesee Street
    DelafieldWI 53018
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    1 Community School Drive
    Sun ValleyID 83353
    (208)622-3955
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    Coldharbour Lane
    Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TEUnited Kingdom tw20 8te
    441932582316
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)640-3210
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    (207)255-8301
  • 77.-100.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223

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