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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 offered for the 2023–2024 school year

$8.7M

average High School award

$13,823

average Middle School award

$11,786

of students receive need-based assistance

39%

Tuition Assistance Awards for Families Entering in September 2023

Some 39 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
Up to $75,000 $22,295
$75,001-$125,000 $18,054
$125,001-$175,000 $14,950
$175,001-$225,000 $11,740
$225,001 and more $7,580

 

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Tuition Assistance Application Process

  • Tuition Assistance Application: The Prep's Tuition Assistance application opens on October 2, 2023 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 2024-2025 academic year's deadline is December 1, 2023.
  • Prospective Families: The deadline to apply for tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 academic year is January 5, 2024.
  • 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 $10,000 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.

Tuition and Fees

  • The 2023-2024 tuition for grades 6, 7, and 8 is $31,295
  • The 2023-2024 tuition for grades 9 through 12 is $31,745

Middle School Grades 6-8

  Tuition Tuition Less Average Tuition Assistance Award of $11,786*
2023-24 Total Tuition $31,295 $31,295
Deposit (10% of Net Tuition Due at Time of Enrollment) $3,130 $1,951
Less Average Tuition Assistance - $11,786
Tuition Balance (Less Deposit) $28,165 $17,558
Tuition Payment Plan Options
Annual Payments  $28,165 $17,558
Semi-Annual Payments  $14,083 $8,779
Quarterly Payments  $7,041 $4,390
10 Monthly Payments  $2,817

$1,756

 

High School Grades 9-12

  Tuition Tuition Less Average Tuition Assistance Award of $13,823*
2023-2024 Total Tuition $31,745 $31,745
Deposit (10% of Net Tuition Due at Time of Enrollment) $3,175 $1,792
Less Average Tuition Assistance - $13,823
Tuition Balance (Less Deposit) $28,570 $16,130
Tuition Payment Plan Options
Annual Payments  $28,570 $16,130
Semi-Annual Payments  $14,285 $8,065
Quarterly Payments  $7,143 $4,033
10 Monthly Payments  $2,857 $1,613

*Represents the average amount of tuition assistance awarded to students in the 2023-2024 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 $750
Textbooks & Digital Textbooks (Estimated Range Based on Courseload) $100-$150 $150-$400
Admin Fee (Waived for Annual Payment) $350 $350
Bus Transportation (Optional) $2,750 $2,750
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

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