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 (2020-21).
  • 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 (2020-21)

Among Schools with < 200 Students (out of 72 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School % Students on Aid Grades Location
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Basketball Team
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    >70%
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860)822-6279
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    The Kiski School
    The Kiski School Photo - Kiski's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) class.
    All-Boys 
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    (724)639-8035
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    (641)472-9400
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 5-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    (540)459-2167
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    (715)532-0201
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
    (Society of Friends)
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    (740)425-3655
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    (530)596-3343
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    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)
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    (804)443-3357
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1 Ames Hill Drive
    SpringfieldMA 01105
    (413)237-4427
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860)767-0848
  • 1.-11.Rank: #1-11
    >70%

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646)504-6924
  • 12.-16.Rank: #12-16
    Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Our Humanities Center is one of two academic buildings on campus, and the hub for our academic administration, Focused Academic Coaching, Academic Support, and the Marcella/Sands Lecture Hall.
    All-Boys 
    60%-70%
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    (207)647-3322
  • 12.-16.Rank: #12-16
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518)704-2765
  • 12.-16.Rank: #12-16
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845)534-3710
  • 12.-16.Rank: #12-16
    60%-70%

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

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    505 Spring Street
    Friday HarborWA 98250
    (360)378-6393
  • 17.-21.Rank: #17-21
    50%-60%
    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day)
    54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808)670-1909
  • 17.-21.Rank: #17-21
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114
  • 17.-21.Rank: #17-21
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-3382
  • 17.-21.Rank: #17-21
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    (800)860-7725
  • 17.-21.Rank: #17-21
    50%-60%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    (410)658-9279
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    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
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716)885-6780
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Our traditions are a vital force: They bridge the generations, bond students, and help us continually build our community. Best of all, they're a lot of fun (and they help make Chatham Hall the unique place it is).
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-5516
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970)963-2562
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    (207)443-7101
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    (434)823-4805
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845)462-4200
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - Our community has a wonderful reopening experience under our belts, and we are looking forward to the months ahead! Oldfields is operating on campus and in person for the 2020-2021 school year.
    All-Girls 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    (410)472-4800
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    (928)632-7601
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    The Phelps School
    The Phelps School Photo - We are live and in person!
    All-Boys 
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    (610)644-1754
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    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
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    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.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    (970)879-1350
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    (413)774-2711
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    40%-50%

    Grades: 6-12
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    (863)676-6091
  • 22.-38.Rank: #22-38
    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, PG
    291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413)458-3919
  • 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
    41339729292
  • 39.-58.Rank: #39-58
    Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
    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: 9-12, 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 was founded in 1889.
    (Episcopal)
    30%-40%

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

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631)686-1600
  • 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
    Oak Hill Academy Photo
    (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 - Our outstanding music department provides classroom instruction in music theory, music history, and musical experiences. Students are also welcome to play in the marching band and take private piano or guitar lessons.
    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 Students with Father Cassian
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    30%-40%

    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    (479)422-9775
  • 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.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-4343
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781)314-0806
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 5-12
    1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321)723-3211
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802)387-4545
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    (860)927-0047
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12
    615 East Marquette Woods Road
    St. JosephMI 49085
    (269)429-7861
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Waterloo Street South
    Stratford, ONCanada L0R1B
    (519)272-1900
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 1-8
    128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    (434)293-9059
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1 Rock Point Road
    BurlingtonVT 05408
    (802)863-1104
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530)583-9393
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    (314)843-4151
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603)569-3451
  • 59.-72.Rank: #59-72
    <30%

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

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