Tuition and Financial Assistance

Investing in your child’s future today can make a difference tomorrow. Catlin Gabel graduates are ready not only to advance their education but to make a difference in whatever field of study they pursue. As a school, we are committed to making a Catlin Gabel education affordable and accessible.

We believe that diversity in all its forms strengthens our community and exposes students to new ideas and different perspectives. We encourage families to apply for admission even if the cost of the published tuition seems out of reach. More than a quarter of our student body receives financial assistance through need-based tuition or merit scholarships. This year, most families who received financial assistance had annual household incomes between $22,965 to $332,960.


Catlin Gabel’s tuition supports an unparalleled education, providing students with access to dedicated teachers, small classes, and an expansive range of academic and co-curricular experiences. Some expenses are not reflected in the annual tuition and are, instead, funded by income from our permanent endowment, as well as annual donations from parents, alumni, and friends.

2024-25 Tuition

Tuition prices are reviewed and updated each spring.

Division Tuition
Beginning School (PS & K) $35,350
Lower School (Grades 1-5) $37,900
Middle School (Grades 6-8) $41,250
Upper School (Grades 9-12) $43,800

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Financial Assistance

Every family’s financial situation is unique. We recommend those who feel they need help bridging the gap between the published tuition and what they can afford to pay, apply for financial assistance. The process is confidential and is based on demonstrated financial need.

For the 2023-24 school year, we allocated over $5.6 million in financial assistance to more than a quarter of our students. Tuition assistance ranged from $8,900 to $40,950, with an average of $27,430 in financial assistance per student. There are also additional resources available, once a child is enrolled, to assist with costs associated with non-tuition expenses such as books, laptops, learning services, co-curricular activities, and trips.

Financial Assistance Application

To be considered, you must submit the financial assistance application with your admission application or by your earliest admission application deadline.

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Average Tuition With Financial Assistance

See three years of average net tuition based on the number of children in a tuition-charging school and household income.

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Scholarships for Students

In addition to financial assistance, there are scholarship opportunities.

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Financial Assistance FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions related specifically to financial assistance.

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