Financial Aid & Tuition
A Holton-Arms education prepares young women for a lifetime of personal and professional success by:
- Providing the tools and insights they need for self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
- Creating opportunities to grow from and with people from diverse backgrounds—learning empathy, teamwork, and problem solving.
- Connecting students to the larger world through classroom and experiential learning that is rooted in real-world applications and linked to global challenges.
- As a result, Holton alumnae are self-confident, socially adept, and globally fluent—a combination of attributes that sets the stage for a lifetime of wellness and success.
Our financial aid grants are based on a family’s demonstrated need.
There is no specific income level at which families do or don’t quality. Rather, financial need is determined by considering a range of factors that includes income, assets, liabilities, number of children in tuition schools, and age of parents. Students who qualify for aid also receive assistance with textbooks, technology, transportation, and extended-day care at the same percentage as their tuition aid.
HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF FINANCIAL AID FAMILIES
Range: $23,000 to over $250,000
AFFORDING A HOLTON EDUCATION
Students of talent and promise come from a broad range of economic circumstances.Different experiences and perspectives shape and define Holton’s dynamic learning environment. Our commitment to financial aid is rooted in the belief that a school community that welcomes a wide spectrum of families enhances the educational experience of all students. We encourage parents who are concerned about being able to pay the full cost to apply for financial aid.
ADDITIONAL ANNUAL EXPENSES
Expenses listed here are subject to change and are updated annually. Amounts below reflect the 2019-2020 school year.
New Student Enrollment Deposit (required upon signing first enrollment contract): $1,200
This is a one-time enrollment deposit that is held and reapplied each year a student re-enrolls.
Tuition Refund Insurance (required): $200, Dewar Tuition Refund Plan PDF
Uniform (required): $75-$150
Payment Plan (optional): $100
Parent Association Dues (optional): $95
Bus Transportation (optional): $2,050-$2,400 (round trip) or $1,650-2,000 (one-way)
Instrument Rental (required): $200
Lower School iPad Purchase (required): $505
All fifth graders, and sixth graders new to the School
Extended Day (4:30-6 p.m., optional): $8.00/hour
Lower School Ski Trip (optional): $100
Fall Fun Days (optional during Parent-Teacher Conferences): $95/day
Gingerbread House Workshop (optional): $95
Grade 6 Maine Trip (optional): $1,500
Textbooks (required): $450 (average)
Middle School iPad Purchase (required): $505
All seventh graders, and eighth graders new to the School
Middle School PE Uniform (required): $85
Grade 7 & 8 Homework Haven (4-6 p.m., optional): $8.00/hour
Middle School Reading and Writing Workshop (optional): $500
Grade 7 Belize Trip (optional): $3,500
Grade 8 New Orleans Trip (optional): $1,800
Textbooks (required): $650-$1,000
Upper School Laptop Purchase: $1,200-$1,500
All Upper School students are required to have a working laptop that meets School specifications. Students may bring a laptop they already have or purchase a new one.
Grade 9-10 Language Immersion Trip (optional): $4,200
Grade 11 Junior Journey Trip (optional): $3,750
Grade 11-12 Prom Tickets (optional): $95
Grade 12 Dinner (optional): $95
Club/Athletic Team Fees (optional): $0-$1,500
Graduation Fee $100