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 = $51,000Because 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, 2024 for returning families and January 15, 2025 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 2024-2025

Boarding Students
Tuition: $77,100
Additional Fees
Tuition Insurance: $732
Student Health Insurance for international students:
10-month plan: $2,495
12-month plan: $2,785
Laundry – Just the Basics plan (optional): $1,091
Laundry & Dry Cleaning – Look Sharp plan (optional): $1,330
Debit Account: Parents elect spending limits
Day Students
Tuition: $63,300
Additional Fees
Tuition Insurance: $601
Debit Account: Parents elect spending limits



New families are invited to our Q&A with school leaders to kick off the school year and answer any lingering questions that parents/guardians may have!

Families of new Brooks School students are invited to join us for a get-together before the school year begins. School leaders will be on hand to greet families.

An exhibition of ceramics by Christopher Isles '77 is on display now through October 1 in the gallery. All are welcome to come view the works. Reserve a time on our Visiting the Lehman page. The artist's reception will be held on September 13. All welcome!

Welcome (and welcome back) to Brooks! By invitation only (determined in spring 2024) preseason athletes (athletes trying out for 1st team, fall season squads), student orientation leaders and international students all report to campus for the 2024-2025 school year.

All new and returning students (who have not yet reported to campus by invitation) are expected at Brooks today. Welcome and welcome back, Brooksians!

Academics kick off today on campus with the first day of school.

Students gather to learn about the clubs, organizations and activities available to them throughout the year at Brooks School.

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 School's Acting Head of School Nina Freeman 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 and other initiatives - will be on hand to answer questions. Register and get more details!


"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.