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Affording
BC High

So Much More Than Classwork

 

The depth and breadth of BC High’s academic, athletic, artistic, co-curricular, and spiritual offerings are unparalleled among Greater Boston independent schools. For our students, this means life-changing experiences in the classroom, cherished memories, and enduring friendships. They graduate with a lasting ethical foundation that prepares them to excel in college and throughout their careers.
An Outstanding Education for All

An Outstanding Education for All

Every student is entitled to a top-tier education.

We firmly believe that no student should be denied entry due to financial circumstances. We are extremely proud to be able to offer over $9 million in need-based and merit-based financial assistance each year. We maintain a strong financial aid program in order to make this education avail­able to as many qualified, deserving students as possible.

 

40%

of BC High students receive financial aid

 

64%

of BC High students receive merit and financial aid

$9M+

Total merit and financial aid awarded

$12K

Average financial aid award

Tuition

Tuition for 2021-2022 is $24,235.

 

 

Tuition & Academic Fees for 2021-2022

GradeGrades 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10 & 11Grade 12
Annual Tuition $24,235$24,235$24,235$24,235$24,235
Technology Fee$150$150$150$150$150
Tuition Insurance*$170$170$170$170$170
PSAT Cost$20
Graduation Fee $400
7th Grade Bundle $25
8th Grade Bundle $37
Total Tuition & Fees $24,580 $24,592 $24,555 $24,575 $24,955
Two Payments of Tuition & Fees$12,290$12,296$12,278$12,288$12,478
Ten Monthly Payments Tuition & Fees$2,458$2,459$2,456$2,458$2,496
* The Tuition Insurance is waived for families who pay tuition in full in one installment by June 20, 2021. This request must be made by the family to Ousman Geraldo at [email protected]. **The table above reflects the tuition and academic fees for each student by grade. Not included, as they vary, are text books (approx. $100), iPads/laptop (purchased by family), and AP exam fees (approx. $100/exam).

Tuition & Academic Fees for 2021-2022

Financial Aid

BC High benefits from an active and engaged community of alumni, parents, and friends of the school.

We provide two main forms of financial assistance:
need-based financial aid and merit-based academic scholarships.

Financial Aid Awards for Families Entering in September 2021

W2 and Business Income$0 to
$49,999
$50,000 to

$99,999
$100,000 to
$149,999
$150,000 to
$199,999
$200,000 to
$249,999
$250,000 to
$299,999
$300,000+
Number of Awards3952385132238
Average Monthly Housing Expense$1,420$1,953$2,453$3,385$2,897$2,499$4,776
Average Net Assets$70,000$115,000$300,000$410,000$620,000$667,000$800,000
Average Award$17,000$14,000$12,500$10,000$9,000$8,000$6,500

Financial Aid Awards for Families Entering in September 2021

BC High
can help…

Example 1:
Single-parent household with one child and an income of $60,000

In this single-parent household with one child, the parent’s income is approximately $60,000. The parent has a monthly rental expense of $1,800 and a small amount in savings and retirement. This family receives a financial aid grant of $21,000, so is expected to contribute $3,235.

 

Example 2:
Two working parents with a total income of approximately $110,000

In this two-parent family where both parents work, their total income is approximately $110,000. They have two children and only the child who is applying will be in a tuition-charging school. They own their house with a mortgage of $2,000 per month and total assets (including equity in the house) of $200,000. This family receives a financial aid grant of $17,000, so is expected to contribute $7,235.

 

Example 3:
Divorced parents with a combined income of $165,000

In this family with divorced parents, the combined income from both parents is approximately $165,000. Both parents have one additional child in a tuition-charging school. Both parents own their houses and have combined assets of $300,000 (home equity and retirement). This family receives a financial aid grant of $13,000, so is expected to contribute $11,235.

 

Example 4:
Single-parent household with two children and an income of $32,000

In this single-parent household with two children, the parent’s income is approximately $32,000. In addition to the child who is applying, the parent has another child, but that child is not in a tuition-charging school. The parent does not own their house, pays $1,000 in monthly rent, and has minimal savings. This family receives a financial aid grant of $23,000, so is expected to contribute $1,235.