Affording SSM

For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. To begin the process of exploring the opportunity for your son or daughter to experience all that Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has to offer, you should first discuss various opportunities for financial aid awards with either your Admission Office contact or Charlotte Smith, our Acting Director of Admissions. You may find that you qualify for a financial aid award, which you can also supplement with a structured payment plan. Each family is unique, and Shattuck-St. Mary’s is committed to helping you explore all of your options.

TUITION & FEES FOR 2014-2015


Domestic Boarding: $43,675

Domestic Day: $29,100

International Boarding: $45,675

International Day: $31,100

Note: Tuition for boarding students includes room and all meals. Tuition for day students includes lunch only during the school week. 

General Fees

Uniform: $300-600 per year (on average)

Books: $400-800 per year (on average)

Health Insurance: All students are required to have a health insurance plan that covers health services in the US. Students who are not US citizens may purchase a ten month health insurance policy for International students recommended by the school for approximately $1,750.   

English as a Second Language (ESL): fees range from $1,500 up to $5,000/year and are contigent upon the level of ESL support proscribed. In some circumstances of enrollment or re-enrollment, participation in a summer English Language Institute (ELI) is required or strongly recommended. Information on ELI will be forwarded to families at it becomes necessary.

Senior Year: $100

The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) provides an opportunity for a partial refund of tuition (fees are not covered by TRP) if your student is unable to complete the academic year. Tuition Refund Plan under Plan B is a mandatory participation fee. The Tuition Refund Plan can be an option for those families choosing Plan A.  $1,350 for Day students, and $2,000 for Boarding students.  With the TRP, a refund of 60% of the unused net tuition is granted. We strongly recommend election of the TRP.

Incidental Account: International students: $3,000; Domestic students: $500. This account is used for on-campus expenses such as books and weekly allowance.

Center of Excellence Fees

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Centers of Excellence (COEs) in athletics, the arts and academics each have a specific annual program fee in addition to tuition. The program fee is billed separately in October following enrollment. Generally, the fee covers practice space, materials and some travel expenses as required to be a part of the COE. The fees are as follows:

Pre-Conservatory Strings $6,500

Vocal Performance:   $3,500

Center for Academic Achievement: $1,500 per academic term; or $50/hr for part-time participation

Bioscience:  $3,750

Engineering: $4,500

Soccer:  $4,500

Figure Skating:  $5,000 or $6,000; depends on program placement

Golf:  $5,500


Boys U18 Prep: $5,000

Girls U19 Prep: $5,000

Boys U16: $5,000

Boys Bantam U14: $5,000

Girls U16: $4,500

Boys Midget U18 AAA: $4,500

Boys Midget U18 AA: $4,000




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