Woodside Priory School Location: Portola Valley, California Total Cost: $61,665 Enrollment: 370 The enrollment of the Priory is 370 students spanning grades 6-12. The major population of the student body is from the Bay Area; however, international students are from 12 countries including South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Nigeria and Thailand.
Connecticut Boarding Schools
Forman School Location: Litchfield, Connecticut Phone: 860-567-1808 Website: www.formanschool.org Total cost: $57,680-$70,555 Percentage of Tuition Assistance: 23% Enrollment: 210 Grades Served: 9-12 & PG Forman is an independent, coed college prep school for boarding and day students with identified learning differences. Forman develops the whole student, based on his or her unique learning profile, so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life. % of Student Body Boarding: 93% Affiliation: Independent Gender: Co-Ed Student to Faculty Ratio: 4-1 Languages Taught: Spanish Accreditations or Memberships: Accredited through NEASC and a member of CAIS
Kent School Location: Kent, Connecticut Total cost: $58,155 Enrollment: 570 Kent School prides itself on a host of traditions, including Rock Day, when fifth formers (aka 11th-graders) climb a mountain to paint their graduation year on a huge rock. The campus is situated on 1,200 acresbetween the Appalachian trail and the Housatonic River and boasts 10 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Loomis Chaffee Location: Windsor, Connecticut Total cost: $57,135 Enrollment: 675 Every year Loomis Chaffee designs events around an all-school theme. Last year the theme was "Memories" in honor of the school's centennial celebration. Students welcomed guest speakers, read books, and participated in community service related to the theme.
Pomfret School Location: Pomfret, Connecticut Total cost: $57,220 Enrollment: 350 At Pomfret, TELL stands for Teach, Engage, Listen, and Learn. All students participate in the TELL program — a series of 14 workshops throughout each year that cover topics such as sexuality, mindfulness and meditation, and diversity.
Salisbury School Location: Salisbury, Connecticut Total cost: $57,600 Enrollment: 310 In addition to a rich tradition of athletic competition, the all-boys Salisbury School also teaches its student body the importance of the arts. Disciplines expand the visual arts to include boatbuilding and woodworking.
Westminster School Location: Simsbury, Connecticut Total cost: $57,110 Enrollment: 393 Performing arts has long been an integral part of the Westminster experience. At the center of campus is the state-of-the-art Werner Centennial Center, where dramatic theater, dance, and music performances are held.
Sandy Spring Friends School Location: Sandy Spring, Maryland Total cost: $57,295 Enrollment: 570 Athletics and outdoor learning are an important part of an SSFS education. Students have the opportunity to go hiking, trail running, rock climbing, or take a first responder course at this Quaker-affiliated school.
Massachusetts Boarding Schools
Brooks School Location: North Andover, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,335 Enrollment: 380 The Exchange Program at Brooks School provides enrolled students the opportunity to spend four or five weeks abroad in places like Hungary, Botswana, Scotland, Spain, Peru, and France.
Cambridge School of Weston Location: Weston, Massachusetts Total cost: $58,350 Enrollment: 335 Modeled after the traditional New England style of democratic self-governance, Cambridge School of Weston hosts "town meetings" as a central forum of debate and a place for students to vote on important issues. A student is elected by the student body to preside over meetings.
Deerfield Academy Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,040 Enrollment: 636 Yale, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of Virginia are the most attended colleges by Deerfield alumni in the last 13 years. To help students get there, Deerfield provides 35% of its student body with $8 million in financial aid annually. "The Deerfield Experience"– the balance of academics, co-curriculars, and residential activities – is the key to opportunity and success at Deerfield Academy.
Eagle Hill School Location: Hardwick, Massachusetts Phone: 413-477-6000 Website: www.eaglehill.school Total cost: $70,000 Boarding $50,000 Day Percentage of Tuition Assistance: 10% Enrollment: 220 Grades Served: 8-12 Eagle Hill School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding school that provides an individualized education for students identified with language based learning (dis)abilities including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADD (inattentive type). % of Student Body Boarding: 90% Affiliation: Independent Gender: Co-Ed Student to Faculty Ratio: 4-1 Languages Taught: Spanish, French, Latin, Russian Accreditations or Memberships New England Association of Independent Schools National Association of Independent Schools
Groton School Location: Groton, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,500* Enrollment: 381 What started as a nightly ritual between the Rector and students has became a Groton School tradition: handshaking. Over 100 years later, students end each day by shaking the hands of their dorm heads to build a sense of community. A number of notable alumni attended Groton School, an Episcopal-affiliated school, including four generations of the Roosevelt family. *2014-2015 tuition
The MacDuffie School Location: Granby, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,300 Enrollment: 266* MacDuffie implemented the BYOD (bring your own device) initiative last year, encouraging students and parents to take advantage of technology available for students through Google Apps. The school's commitment to technology adds to their mission as a rigorous preparatory school that prepares students for college and beyond in the 21st century. *2014-2015 enrollment
Middlesex School Location: Concord, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,385 Enrollment: 375 In the last five years, at least 10 studentsmatriculated into top schools each year, including Columbia, Harvard, NYU, the University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt. Notable Middlesex alumni include actor Steve Carrell and founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Location: Natick, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,480 Enrollment: 283 On top of a typical high school course load, students at Walnut Hill major in one of five artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater, and visual arts (writing, film, and media arts).
Worcester Academy Location: Worcester, Massachusetts Total cost: $57,881 Enrollment: 650 The camaraderie in the classroom extends to the courts, fields, and pools at Worcester Academy, where there are over 50 teams and 17 different sports available. Nearly 60% of students participate in the athletic program.
New Jersey Boarding Schools
Purnell School Location: Pottersville, New Jersey Total cost: $56,835 Enrollment: 70 Purnell's total cost drops off significantly after freshman year, once students have paid a $4,800 fee that covers "the demystification process" and appointments to assess the girls' strengths and set academic goals. This year Purnell celebrates 50 years with more than 1,300 alumnae around the world.
New York Boarding Schools
Emma Willard School Location: Troy, New York Total cost: $57,696 Enrollment: 346 In 1814, Emma Hart Willard opened the doors to her Middlebury, Vermont, home and transformed it into a school. Now located in upstate New York, Emma Willard School threw its bicentennial bash last year, celebrating a 200-year-old legacy of excellence in girls' education. The school recently launched the Emma in 2020initiative as a future commitment to "deep personalization, authentic culture, and distinctive worldview."
Maplebrook School Location: Amenia, New York Phone: 845-373-9511 Website: www.maplebrookschool.org Total cost: $62,500 Percentage of Tuition Assistance: 20% Enrollment: 100 Grades Served: Ungraded Maplebrook School is a coeducational international boarding school for students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Maplebrook is more than strong academics dedicated to the creation and the nurturing of academic, artistic and athletic skills; but also a school devoted to the growth and the guidance of the character of each of our students. % of Student Body Boarding: 98% Affiliation: Independent Gender: Co-Ed Student to Faculty Ratio: 8-1 Accreditations or Memberships New York State Department of Education Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools NYSAIS LDA NAIS
The Millbrook School Location: Millbrook, New York Total cost: $57,375 Enrollment: 293 Millbrook students have full access to the Trevor Zoo — a six-acre wildlife park located right on campus that houses over 180 exotic and indigenous animals. Environmental-science courses use the Trevor Zoo for field activity and sustainability studies.
Rhode Island Boarding Schools
St. George's School Location: Newport, Rhode Island Total cost: $58,500 Enrollment: 370 Every semester the seaside Episcopal school sends students on one leg of a transatlantic voyage in a 69-foot marine research vessel called Geronimo, where they get a firsthand education in marine biology. Within the next two years, the ship will travel in a grand loop around the Mediterranean and back up to the East Coast by way of the Canary Islands and Puerto Rico with a rotation of students onboard.