Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Middle School Tuition
$36,300

Upper School Day Tuition
$46,900 Grade 9
$45,600 Grades 10-12

Note: Grades 10-12 will reflect the larger tuition rate for ninth grade day students as that class moves through the grades.  

Upper School Boarding Tuition
Domestic: $71,800
International Tuition  $73,500

Lunch Program
Full-year plan: $1,460
Semester plan: $850 per semester
Note: Meals are included in boarding tuition.

Financial Aid

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  • The Financial Aid Program

    Athenian offers need-based financial aid grants to offset the cost of tuition. Financial aid allows students who could not otherwise attend Athenian to become part of our community. 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 February 15, 2021: Complete the online application using the link above.

    By February 15, 2021 for new students (February 1 for returning students), upload to the School and Student Service Financial Aid website:
      • Upload a copy of your 2020 Federal Income Tax return (1040), with all schedules and attachments, AND
      • Your 2020 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

      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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    • Payment Plans

      All families are eligible for Athenian’s payment plans, which spread the cost of an Athenian education over two payments (May and July) or seven payments (May through December). The seven payment plan requires tuition insurance and a billing fee which total 3.6 percent of the amount your family pays.

    Other Financial Considerations

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    • Annual Fund

      Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of an Athenian education; the school relies on voluntary tax-deductible contributions (the Annual Fund) to help make up the operating budget gap. Because the need is great, every member of the school community is encouraged to contribute to the Annual Fund each year.
    • Miscellaneous Fees

      • Books, field trips and incidental expenses typically total $1,000 – $1,300 per year*
      • The Athenian Wilderness Experience: $2,750 (Grade 11 only)*
      • English-intensive courses for international students: $1,720 per year
      • Transportation: $1,000-$2,250 depending on bus route*
      • Middle School Interim and Upper School March Intensive: Amount varies*
      • Parking Permit/Fees (Grade 11-12 day students only) $360 per school year; $220 per semester; $160 per final quarter
      *Financial aid for these expenses is 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.