Saint John’s Preparatory School aspires to admit students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership, extra-curricular and community service interests, regardless of their families’ socio-economic, ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Saint John’s Prep School does not have a one size fits all tuition. Rather, we offer a range of tuition levels to match a variety of unique financial situations. We call it variable tuition. Our goal is to continue to make a Saint John’s Prep education accessible for families. To put it simply, variable tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program. Our variable tuition program allows families to apply for reduced tuition (grades 6-12), making an education at Saint John’s Prep affordable for qualified students and their families.

Check out our Introduction to Variable Tuition at Saint John’s Prep video!

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Variable tuition is determined each year, for each family. These decisions are made on an annual basis and we encourage families to apply each year. We utilize a third-party provider, SmartAid, to help us evaluate a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses.

How to apply for Variable Tuition:

Step 1: Complete the SmartAid Tuition Assistance Application by February 1st for priority consideration.

Step 2: Provide SmartAid with any requested supporting documents.

Step 3: Based on the information received from SmartAid, Saint John’s Prep will mail you a financial aid award letter outlining the amount of aid you will receive. This award letter serves as an agreement for the upcoming school year.

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We believe in the value of a Saint John’s Prep education, and we are committed to supporting families to make it possible through Variable Tuition. This calculator is a tool for families to guage their financial contribution for the next school year.

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Each year, students are invited to apply for both merit and need-based scholarships. These scholarship programs, which are supported by our endowment, donors, friends, and alumni help to make the Prep Experience available to qualified students.

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A Saint John’s Prep education is an investment in your child and their future. We provide an all-inclusive, quality education that includes experiential learning and extracurricular activities at no additional cost to our families.

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