Tuition and Financial Assistance

Investing in your child’s future today can make a difference tomorrow. Catlin Gabel graduates are ready to not only advance their education but to also 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. Last year, most families who received financial assistance had annual household incomes between $27,945 to $334,470.

Application Update

The application deadline for Financial Assistance has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year.


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.

2022-23 Tuition

Tuition prices are reviewed and updated each spring.

Division Tuition
Beginning School (PS & K) $31,000
Lower School (Grades 1-5) $34,200
Middle School (Grades 6-8) $37,400
Upper School (Grades 9-12) $38,800

Financial Assistance

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

For the 2021-22 school year, we allocated over $5.3 million in financial assistance to more than a quarter of our students including $247,000 in COVID-19-related financial hardship assistance. Tuition assistance ranged from $9,390 to $36,855, with an average of $25,390 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, and co-curricular activities.

Financial Assistance Application

To be considered for financial assistance, information must be submitted by specific deadlines.

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Average Tuition With Financial Assistance

See examples of net tuition based on the number of children in a tuition-charging school and income.

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Scholarships for Students

In addition to financial assistance, there are scholarship opportunities available for students.

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Financial Assistance FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions related specifically to financial assistance.

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Financial Assistance Eligibility & Policies