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Investing In Your Child's Future

Thank you for considering a Saint James School education for your child.

For many families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. The investment in a Saint James education pays off. With a reputation for being well-rounded and well-prepared, 100% of SJS graduates are accepted into college, with 99% accepted into one of their top three choices.

As a school, we seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. Diversity of thought, background, and experience benefits the entire Saint James community and exposes our students to broader perspectives and critical thinking opportunities that prepare them to be leaders for good in the world. Financial aid requests have no impact on the admission decisions made by the Admission Committee. Therefore, families who feel the full tuition cost is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit or apply to the school. We are here to help you determine the best options for your family with this very important educational investment.

2024-2025 TUITION & FEES  
Boarding $58,000
Day $36,000
Textbooks $500
Student Discretionary Spending $1,000
Academic Support (as needed) $4,500
International Student Health Insurance Starting at $1,700
International Student Support * $9,000
*Required for most first-year international students for whom English is not their primary language

Financial Aid atSaint James School

  • 61% of SJS students receive financial aid
  • $5 million awarded in financial aid in 2022-2023
  • $30k average grant for boarding students 
  • $19k average grant for day students 
Next Steps

Applying for Financial Aid

Making Saint James School affordable to those who wish to attend is an important goal. We are fortunate to be able to provide tuition assistance for students with demonstrated need. Financial Aid is not a loan but rather a reduction in tuition.

Financial Aid at Saint James School is based on the family's financial need, as determined by the school and in conjunction with the school’s financial aid budget. Because Saint James receives many more financial aid applications than it can afford to fund, student merit is also a considerable factor. However, Saint James does not award any financial aid purely determined by merit. Financial aid is renewed yearly (adjusted for changes to the family’s financial circumstances).

Financial aid is available to students of any race, religion, creed, or ethnic origin.

We're here to help!

We know questions may come up as you're working on your financial aid application. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time! Just contact the Admissions Office at 301-733-9330 ext. 3004 or

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