Financial Assistance & Merit Scholarships

We realize that attending an independent school involves a significant financial commitment for many of our families. Making a Friends School education both accessible and affordable is a priority, as we strive to provide as many families as possible access to our transformative education. This is done primarily through our generous financial assistance and merit award programs, designed to make it possible for families who might otherwise not be able to afford the full cost of tuition to send their child(ren) to Friends. This year, we awarded over $7 million in financial assistance to our families. 

Financial Assistance

Friends School partners with Clarity Financial Aid to provide financial aid assessment and auditing services. Families complete an application and submit required documentation, and Clarity provides a financial aid assessment to the School. From that assessment, we are able to determine the amount of financial assistance that can be offered.  

The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2023-24 school year has passed.  Please contact the Office of Admission if you have questions about financial aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Merit Awards 

Friends School offers two merit scholarship programs for new applicants.  The Doris Neumann Award is for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade, and the Joseph Townsend Award is for students entering grades 9 or 10. Please click here to learn more about these programs.

All financial  awards are confidential between the recipient student/family and the School, regardless of the award type.  Any breach of confidentiality is subject to Friends School rescinding the award at any time. If you have questions about financial assistance please contact Amy Mortimer '87, Director of Enrollment Management or call 410.649.3210. We are happy to help.

2023-24 Tuition Rates

  Grade       Tuition
  PreKindergarten $23,335
  Kindergarten/PreFirst $26,855
  Grades 1 to 5 $31,480
  Grades 6 to 8 $34,810
  Grades 9 to 12 $36,445