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 105 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.-6.
    Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - Cotter is strong in math and science offerings, with dedicated college-level laboratory time for hands-on learning and exploration.
    (Catholic)
    60%-70%
    Grades: 9-12 | 7-12 (day)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    507-453-5113
  • 2.-6.
    60%-70%

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

    Grades: 9-12
    610 Hillcrest Dr.
    Fergus FallsMN 56537
    218-739-3371
  • 2.-6.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    19514687223
  • 2.-6.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    857-400-9700
  • 7.-23.
    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
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-4200
  • 7.-23.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 6-12
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    413-255-0000
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    913-367-5482
  • 7.-23.
    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
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    3022854231
  • 7.-23.
    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
    3017339330
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    228-467-9057
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    603-286-1733
  • 7.-23.
    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
  • 7.-23.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 7.-23.
    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
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%
    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    819-566-0238
  • 24.-52.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury dedicated a state-of-the-art artificial turf field for soccer and field hockey in the spring of 2014.
    (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
  • 24.-52.
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    8286846232
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    503-843-3521
  • 24.-52.
    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
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    719-391-5251
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    207-824-7777
  • 24.-52.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    808-881-4321
  • 24.-52.
    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
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    207-685-1606
  • 24.-52.
    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
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
  • 24.-52.
    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
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    603-677-3401
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    215-679-9511
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    860-963-6120
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-6219
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    63 Federal Road
    BarringtonRI 02806
    401-246-1230
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    931-598-5651
  • 24.-52.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - St. Timothy's Dance program offers students the opportunity to explore and continue their progress in a variety of dance techniques, from ballet to tap to modern, regardless of skill level.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    410-486-7401
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12 | 4-12 (day)
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    1-800-428-5120
  • 24.-52.
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Catch the Cougar Spirit!
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    831-655-9356
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    631-751-1800
  • 24.-52.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Academic inquiry and risk-taking lay an important foundation to our curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore new courses and areas of study they hadn't previously considered. Because of our small class size, every student is known, supported, and challenged to grow as an individual throughout their time at Stuart Hall.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    540-213-3746
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA 01760
    508-650-5020
  • 24.-52.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Arts
    (Society of Friends)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    610-399-7900
  • 24.-52.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    888-798-9371
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%
    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day)
    94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-4209
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    603-569-7200
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    435-480-0871
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12
    190 Woodward Drive
    Indian SpringsAL 35124
    888-843-9477
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-1530
  • 53.-81.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo - The Mary Dixon Chapel, built in 1885, is used by the Linden Hall Music Department as a practice and performance venue.
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    717-626-8512
  • 53.-81.
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Washington D.C. plays a central role in student life. Field trips, internships, and weekend activities take advantage of all the area has to offer. Georgetown Cupcakes, anyone?
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    703-556-8273
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    845-677-8261
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8604093530
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    401-643-1248
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6652
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    860-928-1328
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    631-907-5400
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12
    40 College Hill Road
    Rothesay, New BrunswickCanada E2E 5H1
    506-847-8224
  • 53.-81.
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Exposure to new ideas and experiences through St. George’s Global Studies Seminar, our Global Cultural Initiatives Program (GCIP) exchanges and study abroad opportunities help our students grow into independent thinkers with an appreciation and respect for diverse cultures throughout the world.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    401-842-6600
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    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
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
    215-862-5261
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-1464
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    434-385-3607
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    860-408-3060
  • 53.-81.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    978-297-4476
  • 82.-105.
    <30%
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    781-642-8650
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    603-523-3548
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-402-2250
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    413-477-6000
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-9111
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    814-866-6979
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    321 723-3211 x 30040
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    860-567-1802
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    952-918-1800
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    705-652-3324
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    Chemin de la Source
    LeysinSwitzerland 1854
    0041244934888
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    Riverstone International School 5521 Warm Springs Ave
    BoiseID 83716
    208-424-5000
  • 82.-105.
    <30%

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day)
    201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    8608680535
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