A socio-economically diverse student body contributes to the positive spirit and climate of the whole school community, and we are committed to supporting students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. We do not offer academic, athletic or artistic scholarships; all of our awards are need-based grants that do not require repayment. We define "need" as the difference between the total cost of attending Gill St. Bernard’s School (tuition and fees) and a family's ability to pay that cost, which is calculated through the family's financial aid application.
Need-based financial aid is awarded annually, and renewal is not automatic or guaranteed, as funds may vary and the family's finances may change. Families are required to submit applications annually. Many factors determine whether or not a family will qualify for need-based aid. We consider household income and expenses, assets and debt, as well as the number of children in a school that requires tuition when determining financial aid awards. We make every attempt to provide financial assistance for families who apply however, we do not have the ability to award need-based financial aid to every family who qualifies.
We partner with Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) in the financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the TADS application online and submit all supporting documents to TADS by February 15.
Financial Aid Decision
Financial aid applicants are notified of financial aid decisions in mid-March; newly admitted students receive their financial aid decision at the same time as their admission decision. Once your application is completed and required documents submitted, TADS will submit a report to Gill recommending an amount that families are able to contribute to their child’s education. The Financial Aid Committee makes its recommendation based upon this figure. The Financial Aid Committee determines the amount awarded to each qualified applicant, and all financial aid awards are re-evaluated annually.
"I cannot say enough about the atmosphere that GSB creates for its students and families. As an alumna and a parent at GSB, I am proud to say that GSB has continued to be a wonderful experience for me. More than just focusing on academics, GSB helps children grow into responsible, thoughtful, and inquisitive young people."
GSB parent from greatschools.org
Gill St. Bernard's School does not discriminate in the admission process, its scholarship programs or in the administration of its other programs or policies on the basis of characteristics or conditions, such as race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability not related to the requirements for being a successful student at Gill St. Bernard's School. In reaching admission or other decisions, Gill St. Bernard's School may consider conditions that it reasonably believes would adversely affect a student or prospective student’s ability to succeed at the school, taking into account any reasonable accommodations that would not materially alter the fundamental nature of Gill St. Bernard’s programs or services or place undue burden on the school.
Questions or Appeals
The Financial Aid Committee makes every effort to be fair, objective, and equitable in its evaluation of applications for financial assistance. Individual meetings with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid regarding the financial aid process are rarely granted. Alternately, to provide every family with an equal opportunity, we request that all questions regarding financial aid decisions are made in writing to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid.