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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 $8 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

$8M+

Total merit and financial aid awarded

$13K

Average financial aid award

Tuition

Tuition for 2021-2022 is $24,235.

 

 

Tuition & Fees for 2021-2022

GradeGrades 7, 8 & 9Grades 10 & 11Grade 12
Annual Tuition$24,235$24,235$24,235
Technology Fee$150$150$150
PSAT Cost$20
Graduation Fee$400
Total Tuition & Fees$24,385$24,405$24,785
Two Payments Tuition & Fees$12,192.50$12,202.50$12,392.50
Ten Monthly Payments Tuition & Fees$2,438.50$2,440.50$2,478.50
Tuition Insurance *$170 $170$170
* The Tuition Insurance is waived for families who pay tuition in full in one installment by June 20, 2021.

Tuition & 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

graphic for financial aid and tuition

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 one child and an income of $30,000

In this single-parent household with one child, the parent’s income is approximately $30,000. 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 $1700 in monthly rent, and has minimal savings. This family receives a financial aid grant of $21,000, so is expected to contribute $3,235.