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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 $7 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.

 

33%

of BC High students receive financial aid

 

50%

of BC High students receive merit and financial aid

$7M+

Total merit and financial aid awarded

$13K

Average financial aid award

Tuition

Tuition for 2020-2021 is $23,300.

 

 

Tuition & Fees for 2020-2021

GradeGrades 7, 8 & 9Grades 10 & 11Grade 12
Annual Tuition$23,300$23,300$23,300
Technology Fee$150$150$150
PSAT Cost$20
Graduation Fee$400
Total Tuition & Fees$23,450$23,470$23,850
Two Payments Tuition & Fees$11,225$11,235$11,425
Ten Monthly Payments Tuition & Fees$2,345$2,347$2,385
Tuition Insurance *$151$151$151
* The Tuition Insurance is waived for families who pay tuition in full in one installment in April.

Tuition & Fees for 2020-2021

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 2020

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 Awards951201207347107
Average Monthly Housing Expense$2,083$2,917$3,333$3,667$4,000$5,000$3,917
Average Net Assets$216,000$283,000$405,000$490,000$446,000$767,000$921,000
Average Award$17,000$15,000$12,000$10,000$9,000$7,000$8,000

Financial Aid Awards for Families Entering in September 2020

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 $20,300, so is expected to contribute $2,000.

 

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 $1,700 per month and total assets (including equity in the house) of $180,000. This family receives a financial aid grant of $17,300, so is expected to contribute $5,000.

 

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 $525,000 (home equity and retirement). This family receives a financial aid grant of $12,300, so is expected to contribute $10,000.

 

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

In this single-parent household with one child, 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 $1000 in monthly rent, and has minimal savings. This family receives a financial aid grant of $21,800, so is expected to contribute $500.