Tuition for 2018-19

Day Students
  • Tuition: $45,500
  • Student Activity Deposit: $600
  • Meals: Tuition includes lunch* 
  • TOTAL: $46,100
Boarding Students
  • Tuition and Boarding: $69,700
  • Student Activity Deposit: $600
  • Dormitory Damage Fee: $200
  • Weekend Activities Fee: $800
  • TOTAL: $71,300
* Lunch includes a hot entree, full salad bar, sandwich bar, pasta bar, soup bar, and more. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available everyday, lots of produce is organically grown, and it's all-you-can-eat! Hot breakfast is also available to day students for $5 per day (breakfast and dinner included for boarding students).

Additional Fees
  • Middle School families pay a fee in 6th and 7th grade for the Outdoor Education Program, and 8th grade families pay a fee for the class trip to Washington, DC. 6th-8th grade families also pay a $200 iPad maintenance fee.
  • Upper School families pay for AP and college placement exam fees. 
  • Books are not included in the cost of tuition.

Financial Aid

Just under 20% of Priory families receive financial assistance. A pool of more than $2.6 million is available for need-based grants, and most awards cover part but not all of tuition and expenses. All financial aid is need-based; the Priory does not provide merit-based scholarships. Financial Aid awards are grants, not loans, so they do not need to be repaid. 

The size of individual awards is based on the determined need and funds available in the school's financial aid budget. Priory partners with School and Student Services (SSS), a non-profit organization that provides an independent report on each financial aid applicant based on information that applicant enters. Families receive notice of financial aid awards with their acceptance letters in March. Families are asked to re-apply each year, and awards may be adjusted as family circumstances change.

Below, you will find four examples of potential grants for families in different financial situations. Note that these are estimates and depending on your financial situation, your grant may be different.


To apply for Financial Aid, begin by clicking on the blue "Apply for Financial Aid" button at the top right or go directly to www.sssbynais.org/parents to create your SSS account.


Access Program

The Access program is a program established by the Priory to assist and ensure that students of color who are economically challenged receive equal access to all programs at Priory. Students admitted into the Access program receive several wraparound services including books, school supplies, transportation to/from school, tutoring if needed, college tours, and a scholarship for a school-sponsored international trip.

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • January 10, 2019 - Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and 2017 Federal Tax Returns - including 1040, W-2's, and all schedules - submitted to SSS
  • February 15, 2019 - 2018 Federal Tax Returns - including 1040, W-2's, and all schedules - uploaded to SSS

Financial Aid Info Nights

We offer two financial aid information nights on November 7, 2018 in Spanish and on November 27, 2018 in English, in which we discuss our financial aid program and walk through a typical SSS application. Registration can be made online through Ravenna or by emailing admissions@prioryca.org.

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