The Academy is committed to building a socio-economically diverse student body through need-based financial aid grants and, as a result, over 60% of our students receive financial aid each year.
An Academy education is an up-front investment that pays dividends over a student’s lifetime. Whether measured in terms of academic preparedness for college, college and university placement outcomes, social and emotional health, or range of creative expression, The Academy helps young people prepare for college and a purposeful life beyond schooling.
The Academy recognizes that for all families an independent school education is a significant financial commitment and one that many families would not be able to make without help from the school. We are committed to working with you, to the extent that our resources allow, to make our school accessible.
The Academy accepts most of our international students through organizations such as EduBoston, PAX (Program for Academic Exchange), and AIEP (Apex International Education Partners). The international students accepted to The Academy through these organizations are subject to the individual agreements The Academy has with each of those organizations.
International students who apply to us directly (not through an organization) should contact Stephanie Powers, International Student Coordinator.
Tuition and fees include school transportation, participation in all field trips, most sports, class trips, as well as other program expenses including textbooks (on loan for the year). The fee also includes preparing the I-20 visa paperwork for the F1-visa, program activities/trips for international students, and family contributions to The Academy’s Annual Fund. The International Student Fee does not include any expenses related to ESOL*, or to procuring the required American health insurance, any passport or visa expenses. All of these are solely the responsibility of the applicant. There may also be additional costs for certain programs such as Model U.N., skiing, kayaking, school lunch, and optional trips that are invoiced as they occur.
A host family stipend to cover room and board is separate and required based on agency’s policies.
All tuition and fees are payable in full by August 1 prior to the beginning of the school year.
*ESOL service optional, but required for students whose TOEFL scores are below 95.