Affording an Athenian Education

We know that the financial cost of an Athenian education is substantial. Tuition is part of the revenue required to offer our small class sizes, retain highly educated and outstanding faculty, and maintain our campus. We also know that an Athenian education is most powerful with students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Athenian's financial aid program enables talented students to become a part of our community who could not otherwise do so. 
Athenian believes that a diverse student body enhances the learning experience for all students, preparing them for the future in which they will study and live.
We encourage you to contact us with your questions about financing an Athenian education.

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  • The Financial Aid Program

    Athenian offers need-based grants to offset the cost of tuition. Admission to Athenian is need blind; the Admission Committee is not made aware that an applicant has applied for financial aid. Financial aid grants support approximately 22% of the Athenian student body. Recipients can expect the amount they pay to remain the same each year unless their financial circumstances change.
  • How To Apply for Financial Aid

    To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (see below) and submit tax returns. Both natural parents and stepparents must complete a financial aid application.
    The Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) should be completed online at the Student Service for Financial Aid website

    Athenian School Code for filing PFS:  1414
    Contact the Admission Office if you have trouble filing online or if you have any questions. 
  • Financial Aid Deadlines

    Starting in November and no later than January 15, 2019: Complete the online application using the link above.

    By February 15, 2019, upload to the School and Student Service Financial Aid website:
      • Upload a copy of your 2018 Federal Income Tax return (1040), with all schedules and attachments, AND
      • Your 2018 W-2 forms. 
      Do not send tax forms to The Athenian School. 

      Late applications will be considered as available funding allows. 
    • Guidelines for the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)

      Along with most independent schools in the United States, Athenian uses the forms and methodology of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to evaluate financial aid applicants' ability to pay tuition. SSS and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) together sponsor this service.
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    2019-20 Tuition & Fees

    Middle School            

    Upper School Day
    Domestic: $43,050
    International: $44,100
    Upper School Boarding
    Domestic: $68,700
    International Tuition  $70,350

    Lunch Program*
    Full-year plan: $1,410
    Semester plan: $815 per semester
    Note: Meals are included in boarding tuition.
    Miscellaneous Fees (2018-19)
    • Books, field trips and incidental expenses typically total $1,000 – $1,300 per year*
    • The Athenian Wilderness Experience: $2,500 (Grade 11 only)*
    • English-intensive courses for international students: $1,640 per year
    • Transportation: $950-$2,025 depending on bus route*
    • Middle School Interim and Upper School March Intensive: Amount varies*
    • Parking Permit/Fees (Grade 11-12 day students only) $330 per school year; $200 per semester; $150 per final quarter
    *Financial aid for these expenses if provided to tuition financial aid recipients. The aid is proportionate with a family's tuition financial aid (e.g. a 60% tuition aid recipient will receive 60% aid for these expenses).

    Tuition is billed in either 2 installments (May and July) or 7 monthly installments.
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