Highest Percentage of Students on Financial Aid

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  • Among "Schools with < 200 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 Students (out of 80 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-10.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - School retreat in our Chapel
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860)822-6279
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

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

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    (641)472-9400
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    (254)897-4822
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5801 Beattyville Rd.
    JacksonKY 41339
    (606)666-5422
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    (530)596-3343
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860)767-0848
  • 1.-10.
    >70%

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646)504-6924
  • 11.-16.
    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
  • 11.-16.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH 03086
    (603)654-2391
  • 11.-16.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    (888)462-4693
  • 11.-16.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    (319)519-1856
  • 11.-16.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    500 Main Street
    New WindsorMD 21776
    (855)405-8600
  • 11.-16.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 17.-20.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - In small classrooms (averaging 8 students), Chatham Hall teachers challenge girls to excel academically. The majority of our faculty and administration live on campus, and more than 70% of our teachers have advanced degrees. Chatham Hall is also an iPad school, utilizing the latest technology to improve the educational experience and provide our students
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%
    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 17.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    (715)532-0201
  • 17.-20.
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic waterfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    50%-60%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804)443-3357
  • 17.-20.
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4334 Hobbs Road
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)217-7070
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    (213)400-4585
  • 21.-41.
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - The historic Battle House is the center of the Blue Ridge campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434)985-2811
  • 21.-41.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM student-athletes have opportunities in winter to join teams in fencing, bowling and basketball. In spring we have tennis, lacrosse, sailing and crew. In the fall we offer crew, field hockey, soccer, sailing, swimming, cross country, and golf.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716)885-6780
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518)794-6006
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207)443-7101
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 2-12, PG (day)
    425 Morse Hill Rd.
    AmeniaNY 12501
    (845)373-2012
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-8236
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 21.-41.
    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
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    (610)644-1754
  • 21.-41.
    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
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    (970)879-1350
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413)774-2711
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    (863)676-6091
  • 21.-41.
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    (603)444-2928
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%
    Grades: 9-12
    291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413)458-3919
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    (603)563-7075
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    14019968682
  • 42.-59.
    Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Foxcroft School House
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    P.O. Box 5555
    MiddleburgVA 20118
    (540)687-4340
  • 42.-59.
    Freeman Academy
    Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
    (Christian)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12 | 1-12 (day)
    PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
    FREEMANSD 57029
    (605)925-4237
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    (440)275-2811
  • 42.-59.
    Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-Boys 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 5-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508)485-3483
  • 42.-59.
    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
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434)823-4805
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    W10085 Pike Plains Road
    DunbarWI 54119
    (715)324-6900
  • 42.-59.
    Oak Hill Academy
    (Baptist)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12
    2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    (276)579-2619
  • 42.-59.
    Purnell School
    Purnell School Photo - Girls running for cross country, one of Purnell's many non-competitive sports.
    All-Girls 
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    51 Pottersville Road, P.O. Box 500
    PottersvilleNJ 07979
    (908)439-4009
  • 42.-59.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, students can receive personal attention and specialized instruction.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    (714)772-1363
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall on HudsonNY 12520
    (845)458-7542
  • 42.-59.
    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
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    400 Sunshine Drive
    MillerSD 57362
    (605)853-3071
  • 42.-59.
    30%-40%

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    (928)284-2272
  • 60.-80.
    <30%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-4343
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 10-12, PG
    via Cavour 13
    Lanciano (CH)Italy 66034
    9057097401
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    Slovenska 477/5
    Karlovy VaryCzech Republic 36001
    00420353227387
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781)314-0806
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 5-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321)723-3211
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-4545
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631)686-1600
  • 60.-80.
    La Lumiere School
    La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. Mission: At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
    (Catholic)
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6801 N. Wilhelm Road
    La PorteIN 46350
    (219)326-7450
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    (860)927-0047
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    615 East Marquette Woods Road
    St. JosephMI 49085
    (269)429-7861
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    106, Grande-Rue
    Verneuil-sur-SeineFrance 78480
    0033970407922
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 1-8
    128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    (434)293-9059
  • 60.-80.
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - VISUAL ARTS* Plethora of visual art classes offered during the academic day such as: studio, portfolio, digital design, ceramics, photography, architecture and design* Four state-of-the-art art studios* Renovated digital design classroom(PICTURE: Portfolio class held outside in the Spring)
    All-Girls 
    <30%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (410)472-4800
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1 Rock Point Road
    BurlingtonVT 05408
    (802)863-1104
  • 60.-80.
    South Kent School
    South Kent School Photo - Since its founding in 1923, South Kent School has provided its students with the intellectual, moral, physical and social framework for scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    (860)927-3539
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530)583-9393
  • 60.-80.
    testing123
    testing123 Photo - testing this functionality
    All-Boys  (Jewish)
    <30%

    Grades: 1-7 | 1-10 (day)
    555 Alton Dr.
    testIN 11111
    (897)123-69676567
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    (314)843-4151
  • 60.-80.
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-3451

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