Tuition and Aid

Financial Aid

Our financial aid program is need-based, and is designed to make Brooks School accessible to qualified students.

We accomplish this goal by bridging the gap between what a family can afford and the actual cost of a Brooks education. Although we are unable to fund all families interested in Brooks, we understand the difficulty in financing an independent school education, and will do all that we can to help make this educational opportunity possible.

We are proud to award $6 million+ in financial aid to students each year. (Currently, 35 percent of Brooks School students receive financial aid).

The average financial aid award = $49,000Because we cannot provide aid to all of our qualified applicants, Brooks will wait-list an applicant who qualifies for financial aid if we do not have both financial aid and a place available. Once an applicant who qualifies for financial aid has been wait-listed, both a place and financial aid must become available before that applicant will be taken off the wait-list.

Those applicants interested in applying for financial aid should check the appropriate box on the inquiry form and application.

Brooks School uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit. 

The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is December 31, 2023 for returning families and January 15, 2024 for new applicants. Applications received after the applicant date are considered as long as funds remain available. Decisions on financial aid awards accompany acceptances and enrollment contracts. 

If you do not believe that you can afford the cost of a Brooks education, then you should apply for financial aid. If you do not qualify for need-based financial aid, we may call and ask if you want your child to be considered for admission without aid. 

Tuition for 2023-2024

Boarding Students
Tuition: $73,400
Additional Fees
Tuition Insurance: $775
Student Health Insurance for international students:
10-month plan: $2,295
12-month plan: $2,560
Laundry – Just the Basics plan (optional): $1,049
Laundry & Dry Cleaning – Look Sharp plan (optional): $1,279
Debit Account: Parents elect spending limits
Day Students
Tuition: $60,300
Additional Fees
Tuition Insurance: $635
Debit Account: Parents elect spending limits


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Kathryn Duane ’22

Kathryn Duane contributed as an athlete to three powerful Brooks teams. More than that, though, Duane spent her time at Brooks embodying the idea of community and helping those around her find belonging and support on the field, in the rink and across campus.

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Sam Dewey '22

Sam Dewey '22 anchored the Brooks girls 1st basketball team to two New England Championships in two seasons, and next year she'll play at the University of Illinois — a Big Ten school. Her time on the court has changed the trajectory of the Brooks basketball program, but she's also worked hard to promote girls sports in general and enjoy her time on campus.

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Meet and speak with faculty on campus during our annual Fall Visit Day for prospective students and their families. During this informal event for eighth-, ninth- and tenth-grade students, parents and students will hear from Brooks' Head of School John Packard and can connect with teachers. Members of our six academic departments -- as well as the leaders of our special programs, including Exchange, Students on the Forefront of Science and other initiatives -- will be on hand to answer questions. Visit our Fall Visit Day page to register and get details!

Through the Clay Soper Memorial Fund - that educates, engages and empowers youth with life-saving information about the risks of misusing and abusing prescription drugs - Allie Soper will visit Brooks to share the story of her brother's accidental death at 19 from mixing prescription drugs with alcohol.

Prior to her visit, Self in Community classes will watch and discuss the documentary "If They Had Known," which shares an honest and emotional account of the night Clay died and the lasting impact of his death.

Alumni, current and past parents, friends of Brooks and employees: You are invited to our annual Boston Reception! Please join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and remarks by Head of School John Packard H'87, P'18, P'21. Get all the details, register and see who's coming. We look forward to seeing you!

The class of 2024 will be hosting Brooks School's annual block party on the Class of 2020 Quad. Students will enjoy moon bounces, face painting, games, jousting and painting pumpkins purple to raise awareness for epilepsy. The event will be followed by a dance in the Black Box Theater!


"As soon as you step on campus, you can feel the sense of community. I have never felt it as strong anywhere as I have here at Brooks. And it's been a comfort, knowing that everyone is rooting for me and always there to help me out if I need it."

Maddy Dombal '22


Fill out our online inquiry form and we will send you a packet of materials that will tell you more about Brooks.

Contact our admission office to schedule a visit. We will arrange a student-led tour and an interview with an admission officer.

Learn more about applying to Brooks. We welcome online applications from Gateway to Prep Schools or SSAT's Standard Application.