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Tuition and Assistance

We believe that St. John's offers an unparalleled educational experience and an exceptional value among private schools in the Boston area. We also believe that a Prep education should be available for every qualified young man, regardless of financial need. That's why we encourage you to apply for tuition assistance. 

in tuition assistance was offered for the 2022–2023 school year

$7.5M

average High School award

$13,065

average Middle School award

$11,713

of students receive need-based assistance

36%

Tuition Assistance Awards for Families Entering in September 2022

Some 36 percent of students receive need-based tuition assistance, we meet 99% of families' demonstrated need, on average. St. John's Prep uses the services of Blackbaud Financial Aid Management to process and determine need for all tuition assistance applications.

Income Range Average Award % of total awards
Up to $75,000 $18,211 35%
$75,001-$125,000 $16,117 23%
$125,001-$175,000 $14,019 20%
$175,001-$225,000 $10,208 13%
$225,001 and more $7,370 9%

 

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Tuition and Fees

  • The 2022-2023 tuition for grades 6, 7, and 8 is $27,885
  • The 2022-2023 tuition for grades 9 through 12 is $29,150

Middle School Grades 6-8

  Tuition Tuition Less Average Tuition Assistance Award of $11,713*
2022-23 Total Tuition $27,885 $27,885    
Deposit (10% of Net Tuition Due at Time of Enrollment) $2,789 $1,617
Less Average Tuition Assistance - $11,713
Tuition Balance (Less Deposit) $25,096 $14,555
Tuition Payment Plan Options
Annual Payments  $25,096 $14,555
Semi-Annual Payments  $12,549 $7,278
Quarterly Payments  $6,274 $3,639
10 Monthly Payments  $2,510

$1,456

 

High School Grades 9-12

  Tuition Tuition Less Average Tuition Assistance Award of $13,065*
2022-2023 Total Tuition $29,150 $29,150
Deposit (10% of Net Tuition Due at Time of Enrollment) $2,915 $1,609
Less Average Tuition Assistance - $13,065
Tuition Balance (Less Deposit) $26,235 $14,476
Tuition Payment Plan Options
Annual Payments  $26,235 $14,476
Semi-Annual Payments  $13,118 $7,238
Quarterly Payments  $6,589 $3,619
10 Monthly Payments  $2,624 $1,448

*Represents the average amount of tuition assistance awarded to students in the 2022-2023 enrollment year. Tuition assistance is not guaranteed, families must apply each year and the actual award amount is determined based on each family's circumstances. This average is intended to be used as a tool to help with planning.

 

Additional Information:

  Middle School Grades 6-8 High School 9-12
iPad                                                                                          Included $605
Textbooks & Digital Textbooks (Estimated Range Based on Courseload) $100-$150 $150-$400
Admin Fee (Waived for Annual Payment) $350 $350
Bus Transportation (Optional) $2,500 $2,500
Daily Lunch / Snack Included See Menu for Pricing
Co Curricular Activities* Included Included
Musical Instruments Required for Class - Cost Varies Optional

*Includes participation in the clubs, athletics, arts, and field trips excluding overnight trips

Tuition Assistance Application Process

  • Tuition Assistance Application: The Prep's Tuition Assistance application opens on November 1, 2022 for all families. Families can apply here. St. John's Prep's School ID# is 14988.
  • Current Families: Tuition assistance is not renewed automatically. Current students who receive tuition assistance must re-apply each year. The 2023-2024 academic year's deadline is December 1, 2022.
  • Prospective Families: The deadline to apply for tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 academic year is January 5, 2023.
  • Process and Forms: Blackbaud Financial Aid Management provides this helpful guide to the process (en español), including a list of forms families will need to submit.

Tuition Assistance Application
Questions? If you have any questions concerning tuition assistance, please contact the Finance Office at 978-774-1050 x323.
 

Merit Scholarships

The St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship is a $5,000 merit-based award for incoming freshmen of exceptional promise. Eligibility is based on admission test scores and a student's overall application. It is not necessary to submit a separate application for this scholarship. The award is given for each of a student's four high school years. Students who receive the St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship may also qualify for need-based assistance, so we encourage families to apply for tuition assistance.

Designed to foster excellence, promote leadership, nurture character development, and encourage service to others, the scholarship is named for St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of the Xaverian Brothers, the congregation of religious who sponsor St. John’s Prep and 12 other schools throughout the United States.

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