Tuition & Financial Aid

The Benefits of a Solebury School Education

A Strong Academic Experience   Solebury students have access to a broad and varied selection of courses, including AP and Honors courses in every discipline, electives most students won't encounter until college and a robust after-school and weekend activity program. You will find an environment where you can stretch yourself to try new things, and peers and mentors who can help you maximize your talents. 

Dedicated Faculty  Our teachers are experts in their fields, are tremendously passionate about what they do, and view education as something that happens all day, every day. Whether in class, at an event or on the field, teachers and staff are available and ready to work with you.

Post-Grad Connections  Not only will you find lifelong mentors, advisors and friends in your former teachers, you will have access to networking opportunities through our staff, alumni and parents. These resources can offer leads into almost any industry, in many parts of the world.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition 2015-2016
High School Boarding (9-12) $53,950
High School Day (9-12) $37,700
Middle School Day (7 & 8) $29,900
Other Yearly Program Fees
Learning Skills Program Fee $14,750  
English as a Second Language Fee $12,950
Math Support Program     $5,250
Bridge Program
General Fees
Domestic Application (US) $50 (Non-Refundable)
International Application $100 (Non-Refundable)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Some families can manage tuition on their own, others have loved ones who can help make it happen. Families should explore all possibilities fully. However, many families’ resources may still not be enough. Because Solebury is committed to making our program available to a diverse group of students, regardless of family financial circumstances, we allocate a portion of our resources to scholarships and financial aid. Approximately half of our students receive some form of financial assistance. There are two kinds of aid available: 

Trustees Merit Scholarships  Our Board of Trustees has generously funded a Merit Scholarship program. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $15,000 per student and are awarded to a select group of students who demonstrate academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and leadership. These scholarships are renewed each year, contingent upon the recipient’s good standing. To be eligible, students must complete their full application by December 15th. (See How to Apply for details.) Those applying for the Merit Scholarship program can also apply for financial aid and should follow the deadlines and process described below. Note: You may also ask the Admission team about other nominal merit funds available this year, as supplements to our current Merit Scholarship program.

Need-Based Financial Aid  We are committed to making a Solebury education available to as many students that we accept as possible. We use SSS (School & Student Services) to help us process financial aid applications. Parents fill out SSS’s Parent Financial Statement form (PFS), and our Financial Aid Committee uses the figures generated by SSS, called an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), to determine a family's financial need. Financial Aid is limited, so it is important to complete the financial aid process by the deadlines listed below. It is also essential that you report on the PFS any assistance you receive from relatives or other sources.

The Admissions and Financial Aid processes are separate. If the Admissions Committee accepts a student, only then do we review if the family has applied for financial aid. If they have, the family's financial aid file then goes to our Financial Aid Committee to determine what kind of financial aid package we are able to offer.

Unfortunately, there is not enough aid to fund every child who meets our admissions standards. If the financial aid committee feels there is not enough aid to meet a family's requested need, the student may be placed on a wait list for financial aid and no enrollment contract will be offered unless sufficient aid becomes available.

Deadlines and Decisions

Deadlines for Financial Aid Applications (New and Returning Students) 
February 1 Submit PFS through the School & Student Services website. (Note: They will ask you for your 2015 financials.)
March 1 Upload tax returns, W2's and all other supporting forms and schedules for 2015 to the School & Student Services website.

Those applying under the Merit Scholarship Program will receive decisions regarding admission, scholarships and financial aid in mid-February. Those applying under the standard application deadlines will receive admission and financial aid decisions on or around March 10. In both cases, financial aid will be confirmed once the required tax returns have been submitted and examined.


Other Options

Payment Plans  Our 10-Month Payment Planâ„  runs from June 1-March 1 each year. You may apply to this program at any time within these dates.

Loan Information   Your Tuition Solutionâ„  offers a range of convenient low, fixed-rate plans.

Payment Online   Pay Online any portion of your child's tuition via credit or cdebit card, or via electronic paycheck.



Please feel free to contact Scott Eckstein, Janice Poinsett, Bert Johnson or Meg Perry in the Admissions office.