Tuition Information

Affording St. John's

A Significant Investment

We understand that sending a child to St. John's is a significant financial investment for a family. St. John's has established a well-funded financial aid program to support families who need assistance with tuition costs. The School will attempt to meet the demonstrated need of all students admitted to the School, subject to budget considerations. In the event that the budget considerations prevent the School from doing so, the School has established the following priority guidelines:
  • Returning students on financial aid
  • Returning students new to financial aid
  • New students requiring financial aid, with a priority towards Middle and Upper School students
  • Financial Aid applications not submitted on a timely basis
St. John's School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its student body. Consequently, the School does not discriminate in admission or educational program versus any individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Except in unusual cases, the School will ask all families to pay some amount towards the student's tuition. Please review our financing options.

Option One: Financial Aid, Financial Aid Plus, Financial Aid Total

Financial Aid Plus: Financial aid awards are a grant from the School and do not require repayment. If a family receives 85%-100% tuition aid, the costs of the following items will also be defrayed by the School:
  • Laptop
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Uniforms
  • Athletic costs
  • Fees for school-sponsored trips
  • Other essential fees
Financial Aid Total: This category provides the same benefits as Financial Aid Plus along with:
  • The reasonable cost of on-campus meals
  • $100 toward out-of-pocket costs for curricular trips for students entering grades 6 and 9
  • Other necessities associated with fulfilling the St. John's School experience
We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications and help us make awards equitably on the basis of demonstrated need. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Do I Qualify?

To help answer this question, the following Family Income Table provides a range of historical financial aid awards based on a range of family incomes. Each family's situation is unique, and the ability of a family to contribute financially is based on many factors such as, combined salary, available assets, or number of children in tuition-required schools. Consequently, this table should not be used to assume a specific financial aid award for a given family income level.

Financial Aid and Family Income Table

Family Income
Range of Family Contributions
Range of Tuition Awards
Total # of Awards / Total # of Requests
$0 to $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$100,001 to $150,000
Over $150,000

Financial Aid FAQ

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

Option Two: Tuition Payment Plans

St. John's requires payment in full by June 30. We realize this is not always financially feasible. For this reason, we offer a low-interest payment plan. Options for payment include:
  • Prepayment of the full year's tuition - 100% by June 30.
  • Two installments - 60% in June and 40% in December.
  • Four installments - four equal payments, billed in June, August, November, and February.
  • Monthly installments - twelve equal payments, billed monthly beginning in June.
  • Special monthly plans - monthly payments, adjusted to reduce tuition payments in months with payments for books, curricular trips and next year's deposit.
In addition, families receiving financial aid are afforded a monthly payment option on a non-interest basis.


Please be assured that this information is kept in strict confidence by the School. A family's financial situation is known only by the three administrators of the School's financial aid program. Billing processes throughout the School are designed to keep a family's financial circumstances confidential.


Please call Beverly Harrington at 713.850.0222, ext. 551 with any questions or concerns.

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