Tuition & Financial Aid

Solebury School offers several options of payment plans, loans, and financial aid grants to make this education as realistic and affordable for many families.

Tuition: 2013-2014
High School Boarding (9-12) $49,900
High School Day (9-12) $34,500
Middle School Day (7 & 8) $29,900
Other Yearly Program Fees
Learning Skills Program Fee $13,600
English as a Second Language Fee $12,350
Math Enrichment & Support Program     $ 4,500
Bridge Program
$ 6,900
General Fees
Domestic Application (US) $50 (Non-Refundable)
International Application $100 (Non-Refundable)
Learning Skills Evaluation $150

Making a Private School Education Affordable

We are constantly looking for ways to help our families give their children a Solebury education. It is our hope that these options, in conjunction with the financial aid program we have in place, will enable any family for whom a Solebury education and experience is the right thing for their child to join our community.

  • Payment Plans – Solebury School offers a Ten-Month Payment Plan which runs from June 1 through March 1 of each year. You may apply for this program at any time in accordance within these dates. We hope that your use of this monthly payment plan will make the Solebury School education for your child more affordable. Any parent or guardian of a Solebury School student who does not require an I-20 is eligible to use this plan. The additional application fee for this plan is $250. Please call the business office for further information.
  • Loan Information –With a low, fixed-rate plan from Your Tuition SolutionSM, paying for your child’s education is easier than ever. Your Tuition Solution’s convenient payment plans give you a wide range of options. Click here for more information.
  • Payment Online - We have set up a link on our website that enables parents to pay tuition online. You can now pay any portion of their tuition via credit or debit card, or via electronic check. Click here to Pay Online.

Financial Aid

Joining the Solebury School community requires a significant financial investment. The primary responsibility for financing a student's independent school education rests with his or her extended family. Because Solebury School is committed to making the excellence of our program available to a diverse group of students regardless of family financial circumstances, grants are awarded based upon demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to returning students, children of alumni, academically successful students.

Approximately 40% of our students receive at least some financial aid. Grants are based on demonstrated family need. Financial aid is limited, so it is important to complete the financial aid process early. Solebury School uses The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), which is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). To complete the online application visit NAIS-School and Student Services. 

Deadlines for financial aid application for new and returning students
February 1 Send original PFS with fee to the School and Student Services
February 1 Send copy of PFS to Solebury School Financial Aid Office
March 1 Send copy of 2013 Federal Income Tax Form 1040 with W-2’s and all other supporting forms and schedules to Solebury School.

Trustees Merit Scholarship Program 

Solebury School welcomes approximately 70 new students to our community each year. For these young adults, their years at Solebury will open minds and open doors. The best of these incoming students are eligible for our Trustee’s Merit Scholarship Program with awards ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.

Solebury’s Trustees Merit Scholarship Awards are based on the candidate's demonstrated academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, leadership, contributions to the school community, and our assessment of the student’s potential to significantly contribute to, and enhance, the educational experience for all Solebury students. Each candidate will be evaluated at his or her grade level. The scholarships will be renewed on a yearly basis throughout the student's career at Solebury, contingent upon the recipient's remaining in good standing socially and academically.

Consideration for the Trustees Merit Scholarship Program will be given to any candidate who, by December 15, has completed their admission application including the following steps:

  • applied for Admission, sent personal statements, and preliminary health report
  • taken the Secondary School Admission Test in either October, November, or December, and had scores sent directly to Solebury School-- code number 7390
  • interviewed with a member of our Admission Office
  • had all required official transcripts/grade reports from all institutions previously attended sent directly to Solebury School
  • sent all required school reports/recommendations from current School Administrator/Guidance Counselor, English and Math teacher

To register for the SSAT, visit their web site: http://www.ssat.org
Questions about SSAT registration call: 609-683-4440 or email: mail@ssat.org questions

All Scholarship applicants will be notified of the admission and scholarship decisions in February.

If you are applying for additional financial aid, please submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS), and copies of your most recent tax forms by January 15 if possible so that we can issue you a complete contract.

If you have any questions, contact: Scott Eckstein, Janice PoinsettBert Johnson, or Meg Perry in the admissions office.

Solebury/Holmquist Merit Opportunity Money (MOM)

The intent of the Merit Opportunity Money Fund is to make it possible for Solebury School to offer Merit based aid to students who would be an asset to the school, who do not qualify for financial aid to attend Solebury School. It is intended to be a supplement rather than to replace any merit scholarship programs the school has in place or puts in place in the future. The amount to be distributed is 90 percent of whatever would be distributed under the then current guidelines for distribution from the general endowment funds, thus effectively reinvesting 10 percent. If it isn’t used, it is to be reinvested in the fund. Preference should be given to children and grandchildren of Solebury/Holmquist Alumni/ae.

Addition contributions to the fund will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement for more information.