Education is important, and choosing the right school for your children to learn and thrive is a big step. Many states, like Massachusetts, have excellent public schools, but some families prefer to send their children to private schools to get the best education they can afford. Private schools range in quality and price, so parents need to research to find the school that will best suit their children's needs. For families in Massachusetts who are new to choosing private schools, here are the most expensive schools in Massachusetts today.
|The Rashi School||PreK – 8th||$39,500|
|Park Street School||NS-6||$36,000|
|Dedham County Day School||NS-8||$34,279|
|Kingsley Montessori School||NS-6||$33,555|
|Tenacre County Day School||PK-6||$33, 109|
|Wellan Montessori School||PK-8||$32,700|
|The Sage School||NS-8||$32,000|
The Rashi School is a Jewish school providing excellent education to pre-kindergarten to 8th-grade students. Annual tuition is $39,500. The school has a student-teacher ratio of 7:1, ensuring that each student gets plenty of individualized attention. The school focuses on its core values: learning, justice, community, respect, and spirit. While the school focuses on following core ideas from the Jewish faith, all students are welcome to attend.
Nestled in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood is Park Street School. The school serves students from nursery school (age 2) to grade 6 for an annual tuition of 36,000. The school focuses on providing excellent education with a base on Christian values. The school understands the importance of extracurricular activities and athletics to give students a well-rounded education.
The scenic campus at Dedham Country Day School serves students from nursery school to the 8th grade for an annual tuition fee of $34,279. The school sits on seventeen idyllic acres in the town of Dedham. Students are encouraged to learn, seek, and grow. Along with the excellent academic program, the school offers a variety of arts with a focus on creativity and skill. The campus has indoor and outdoor recreation and learning areas.
The Tower School in Marblehead, Massachusetts, serves students from pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade for an annual fee of $34,143. The school prioritizes critical thinking and creativity. The school is on eight acres of land with science labs, a music studio, a greenhouse and community garden, a swimming pool, a performing arts center, and a library. Students can enjoy all the campus has to offer.
Kingsley Montessori School understands that each child is unique, with special talents and abilities to learn. At this Montessori school, they prioritize making sure each student has a tailored program to suit their needs. The school serves students from nursery school all the way to the 12th-grade graduation. Annual tuition is $33,555.
Tenacre Country Day School serves 95 students from pre-Kindgerten to 6th grade. The small school has academics, sports, and a place and importance on public speaking and critical thinking. Students learn Spanish from day one and continue throughout grades. The annual tuition is $33,109.
This private school takes students as young as 15 months through grade 8. The school costs $32,700 annually. Students at Wellan are challenged to be the best versions of themselves through academic and extracurricular activities.
The Sage School opened its doors in 1990 to academically gifted students and has been growing ever since. The school serves students from nursery school to 8th grade with an annual tuition of $32,000. The school has programs from academics to arts to athletics to provide a well-rounded education.
|Valley View School||6-12||$ 97,000|
|Tabor Academy||9-12||$ 74,400|
|The Winchendon School||9-12||$ 69,500|
|Wilbraham and Monson Academy||6-12||$ 69,500|
|Northfield Mount Hernon||9-12||$ 69,188|
|The Governor's Academy||9-12||$ 69,100|
|Middlesex School||9-12||$ 67,920|
Valley View School is an all-boys alternative school that serves students from 6th through 12 grade. Annual tuition at the school is $97,000. The school not only offers excellent academics, but they prioritize mental health and provide therapy and opportunities to grow and strive to be better. The boarding school is a place for students to nurture their talents and reach their goals in a safe and supportive environment.
Tabor Academy is a private school in Marion, Massachusetts, right on the water. The school has academic programs and a unique school by the sea where students can explore the sea's mysteries and study nautical science aboard the Tabor Boy sea vessel. The school serves grades 9-12 for an annual tuition of $74,400. The school blends academics with nautical science, marine biology, programming, and the arts.
Students at Winchendon School can choose between the campus at Winchendon or the campus in New York City. Both campuses serve students from 9th to 12th grade. The annual tuition is $70,900. The school has a student-teacher ratio of 6:1, and 95% of students get into their first or second-choice college. The school is for students who are ready to study hard and succeed.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a college-preparatory, coeducational middle and upper school. The school has boarding and day options for students that live in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. The school serves 400 students and international students. The cost of tuition annually is 69,500.
This private school serves students from 9th to 12th grade for $69,188 annually. The school focuses on students learning independently and using their critical thinking skills to solve problems and find creative, innovative solutions. The campus is a coeducational boarding school located in Massachusetts’ Connecticut River Valley. The large 1,320-acre campus is perfect for growing minds and bodies.
The school is located on the border of the Parker River on a 456-acre campus that serves students between 9th and 12 grade. The annual tuition is $69,100. Parents can rest assured their children are getting an excellent education at one of the most expensive schools in Massachusetts.
The school is located twenty miles outside of Boston and serves students from 9th-12th grade. The annual tuition is $67,920. The boarding and day school provides an excellent academic experience where students can explore and follow their curiosity and love of learning. The nondenominational school understands the importance of mental health and emphasizes programs to keep students healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
|Tufts University||Four Year Undergrad||$ 65, 222|
|Boston College||Four Year Undergrad||$ 64,176|
|Amherst College||Four Year Undergrad||$ 64,100|
|Boston University||Four Year Undergrad||$ 62, 360|
Tufts University is a four-year credited university with 90 undergraduate majors to choose from. Annual tuition for undergraduate students is $65,222. The school is one of the most expensive schools in Massachusetts.
Located in the city of Boston, Boston College provides a unique academic experience. The school is a private four-year university. Students pay an annual tuition of $64,176. The school ranks 36th in the U.S. News Ranking. The school only accepts 17% of applicants, making it an elite school experience.
Amherst College is a liberal arts college with a 7:1 student-teacher ratio. The student body is 48% domestic students of color. The campus is on 1000 acres that include a wildlife sanctuary. Annual tuition is $64,100.
Boston University, located in the vibrant city of Boston, is brimming with opportunities. The university has ten different schools to study at with a wide range of programs. The diverse study body has opportunities to thrive in every sense at this university. The annual tuition is $62,360. And U.S.News & World Report ranked it #38 for Best Value for academic excellence and economic value.
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