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 (2021-22).
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 (2021-22)

Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 97 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-3.Rank: #1-3
    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)
    >70%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800) 462-3862
  • 1.-3.Rank: #1-3
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
    CullmanAL 35055
    (256) 255-5890
  • 1.-3.Rank: #1-3
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    (610) 989-1200
  • 4.-8.Rank: #4-8
    60%-70%
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207) 966-5225
  • 4.-8.Rank: #4-8
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951) 468-7223
  • 4.-8.Rank: #4-8
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    26 Chase Road
    ThompsonCT 06277
    (860) 923-9245
  • 4.-8.Rank: #4-8
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    (573) 581-1776
  • 4.-8.Rank: #4-8
    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)
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    (301) 733-9330
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    (253) 284-8601
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
    (Catholic)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860) 210-3832
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857) 400-9700
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203) 439-7250
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    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
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800) 287-9197
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

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

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    66 School Street
    GranbyMA 01033
    (413) 255-0000
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    (913) 367-5482
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    (931) 598-5651
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    Saint Stanislaus High School
    Saint Stanislaus High School Photo - Mr. Anderson's chemistry class gets to perform cool experiments!
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    (228) 467-9057
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    (603) 286-1733
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Find your home away from home on our stunning 230-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845) 855-4825
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    50%-60%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    (931) 389-6003
  • 9.-23.Rank: #9-23
    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
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%
    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819) 566-0238
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    300 Calverton School Rd
    HuntingtownMD 20639
    (410) 535-0216
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828) 684-6232
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503) 843-3521
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Emma Willard School
    Emma Willard School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518) 833-1320
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12 | 5-12 (day)
    4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    (425) 641-0700
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719) 391-5251
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    (860) 868-7334
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    (207) 824-7777
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814) 684-3000
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978) 448-7510
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
    KamuelaHI 96743
    (808) 881-4321
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom, each student is literally in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
    (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603) 536-1747
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    (207) 685-1606
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    64 Main Street
    MeridenNH 03770
    (603) 469-2100
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    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.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603) 677-3401
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-1423
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    (215) 679-9511
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 128, 398 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860) 963-6120
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    285 Cory's Lane
    PortsmouthRI 02871
    (401) 643-1248
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    418 Houghton Brook Road
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802) 387-6201
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    (877) 692-2338
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631) 907-5400
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    63 Federal Road
    BarringtonRI 02806
    (401) 246-1230
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    350 Noxontown Road
    MiddletownDE 19709
    (302) 285-4231
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12 | K-12 (day)
    2801 Ranch Road 12
    San MarcosTX 78666
    (800) 428-5120
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Come visit our beautiful campus in Monterey, California! Call the admission office at 831.655.9356 or email admission@santacatalina.org to schedule your visit.
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    (831) 655-9356
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    450 Dufferein
    StansteadCanada 05830
    (819) 876-2223
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    (802) 869-6229
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 24.-55.Rank: #24-55
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    (978) 297-4476
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603) 569-7200
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    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
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800) 948-6291
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-9
    62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603) 523-3548
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School was founded in 1889.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518) 686-7331
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435) 480-0871
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    Chemin de la Source 3
    LeysinSwitzerland 1854
    0041244934888
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703) 556-8273
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860) 409-3530
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    (603) 735-6652
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12
    40 College Hill Road
    Rothesay, New BrunswickCanada E2E 5H1
    (506) 847-8224
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    Saint Bede Academy
    Saint Bede Academy Photo - With an average student population of 300, our small class sizes offer students one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
    (Catholic)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    24 W US Highway 6
    PeruIL 61354
    (815) 250-0285
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    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
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School
    All-Boys 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    (860) 435-5732
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
    (215) 862-5261
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-1464
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    400 VES Road
    LynchburgVA 24503
    (434) 385-3607
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Highland Street
    NatickMA 01760
    (508) 650-5020
  • 56.-74.Rank: #56-74
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    995 Hopmeadow Street
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408-3060
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%
    Grades: 8-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727) 384-5504
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888) 762-2338
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828) 254-6345
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    (781) 642-8650
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    (805) 684-4127
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978) 402-2250
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12
    P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    (413) 477-6000
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    Eaglebrook School
    Eaglebrook School Photo - Eaglebrook School teaches middle school boys the skills they will need for the rest of their lives. Learn more about our Core Skills at https://www.eaglebrook.org/coreskills.
    All-Boys 
    <30%

    Grades: 6-9
    271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-9111
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    (860) 567-1802
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    6385 Beach Rd
    Eden PrairieMN 55344
    (952) 918-1800
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    (705) 652-3324
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    (207) 487-2282
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
    P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860) 928-1328
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
    BoiseID 83716
    (208) 424-5000
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day)
    201 Romford Rd.
    WashingtonCT 06794
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
    (Episcopal)
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    P.O. Box 1910
    NewportRI 02840
    (401) 842-6600
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    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%

    Grades: 9-12
    900 Hillsborough Street
    RaleighNC 27603
    (919) 424-4100
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    Coldharbour Lane
    Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TEUnited Kingdom tw20 8te
    441932565252
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 640-3210
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    120 South 100 West
    Mt. PleasantUT 84647
    (435) 462-1400
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    (207) 255-8301
  • 75.-97.Rank: #75-97
    <30%

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