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  • Among "Schools with < 200 Students", view the boarding schools with the highest percentage of students on financial aid (2019-20).
  • 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 (2019-20)

Among Schools with < 200 Students (out of 76 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-9.Rank: #1-9
    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.-9.Rank: #1-9
    >70%

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

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

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 1.-9.Rank: #1-9
    >70%

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

    Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    (254)897-4822
  • 1.-9.Rank: #1-9
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    (530)596-3343
  • 1.-9.Rank: #1-9
    >70%

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

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646)504-6924
  • 10.-14.Rank: #10-14
    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
  • 10.-14.Rank: #10-14
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518)794-6006
  • 10.-14.Rank: #10-14
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 10.-14.Rank: #10-14
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    (319)519-1856
  • 10.-14.Rank: #10-14
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    505 Spring Street
    Friday HarborWA 98250
    (360)378-6393
  • 15.-19.Rank: #15-19
    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
  • 15.-19.Rank: #15-19
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 15.-19.Rank: #15-19
    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
  • 15.-19.Rank: #15-19
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 15.-19.Rank: #15-19
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    (213)400-4585
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207)443-7101
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434)823-4805
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-8236
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    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
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    (970)879-1350
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413)774-2711
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    (863)676-6091
  • 20.-38.Rank: #20-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    (603)444-2928
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%
    Grades: 9-12
    291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413)458-3919
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    Slovenska 477/5
    Karlovy VaryCzech Republic 36001
    00420353227387
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    6544 Murray Lane
    BrentwoodTN 37027
    (615)507-3173
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    (603)563-7075
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    14019968682
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Foxcroft School House
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    22407 Foxhound Lane
    MiddleburgVA 20117
    (540)687-4340
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Freeman Academy
    Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
    (Christian)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
    FreemanSD 57029
    (605)925-4237
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    (440)275-2811
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    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
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-Boys 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 4-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508)485-3483
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 11-11
    485 Chewonki Neck Road
    WiscassetME 04578
    (207)882-7323
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    W10085 Pike Plains Road
    DunbarWI 54119
    (715)324-6900
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Oak Hill Academy
    (Baptist)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12
    2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    (276)579-2619
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man. Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    (714)772-1363
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Subiaco Academy
    Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Abbey and Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    (479)934-1034
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    400 Sunshine Drive
    MillerSD 57362
    (605)853-3071
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    (928)284-2272
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-4343
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    via Cavour 13
    Lanciano (CH)Italy 66034
    9057097401
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781)314-0806
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 5-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321)723-3211
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-4545
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631)686-1600
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    (860)927-0047
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    615 East Marquette Woods Road
    St. JosephMI 49085
    (269)429-7861
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    106, Grande-Rue
    Verneuil-sur-SeineFrance 78480
    0033970407922
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 1-8
    128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    (434)293-9059
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1 Rock Point Road
    BurlingtonVT 05408
    (802)863-1104
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530)583-9393
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
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    (Christian)
    <30%

    Grades: Pre-K-7, PG | K-10, PG (day)
    10012 Norwalk Blvd # 120
    SpringfieldsCA 78945
    (785)687-5897
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    (314)843-4151
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-3451
  • 59.-77.Rank: #59-77
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    59550 East Highway 26
    SandyOR 97055
    (503)622-8931

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