Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Rates for the 2019-2020 School Year

Lower School

  • Early Years* (three-day full-day) $11,880
  • Early Years* (five-day morning) $11,880
  • Early Years* (five-day full-day) $15,810
  • Kindergarten* $16,550
  • First Grade $17,000
  • Second Grade $17,960
  • Third Grade $17,960
  • Fourth Grade $17,960

*Students who turn three years old by October 31, 2019, are eligible to enroll in a three-day or five-day Early Years program. Students who turn four years old or older by October 31, 2019, are eligible to enroll in the Early Years five-day program. Students must be five years old by July 31, 2019, to enroll in kindergarten.

Middle School

  • Fifth Grade $18,360
  • Sixth Grade $18,740
  • Seventh Grade $19,410
  • Eighth Grade $20,170

Upper School

  • Ninth Grade $20,170
  • Tenth Grade $20,770
  • Eleventh Grade $21,550
  • Twelfth Grade $21,800

International students are charged an annual $8,000 fee in addition to the above tuition rates to account for a variety of additional administrative support services.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is inclusive of most fees. Please ask the Admissions Office about specific additional fees for your student’s grade.


BT is one of 50 independent schools across the United States to receive an endowment gift from the Malone Family Foundation to fund scholarships based on merit and financial need. Learn more about the Malone Scholars Program.

In addition to the Malone Scholars Program, scholarships to students entering ninth grade. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

Financial Aid

Brownell Talbot is committed to enrolling a diverse student body from varying economic backgrounds. All families must provide Brownell Talbot with the following documentation to complete the financial aid process:

  • Submit a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) to School & Student Services (SSS) online.
  • 2018 forms required: 2018 W-2 forms (for any reportable W-2 income earned in 2018) and bank statements from October, November, and December.
  • 2017 forms required: 2017 W-2 forms (for any reportable W-2 income earned in 2017) and 2017 tax returns (Form 1040 with all supporting schedules).

Students in kindergarten through grade 4 are eligible for up to 50 percent of the tuition. Students in grade 5 and higher are eligible for up to 100 percent of tuition. Financial aid requests have no impact on the admission decisions made by the Admissions Committee. All financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need, as determined by the information you provide SSS.

Financial aid applications are due on February 15 for the following academic year.


Value of a BT Education

We prepare students for college and life by challenging them to be critical thinkers who engage in discussion, rigorous study, and examination of the world around them. We take pride in the fact that there is no BT "type"; our students are diverse in backgrounds, talents, and interests.

Research and surveys from the Higher Education Research Institute, the Council for American Private Education, and the National Association of Independent schools show that students who graduate from independent schools feel they are better able to adjust to and overcome the academic and social challenges they face in college in comparison to their public school counterparts. Additionally, independent school students are also more likely to achieve post-collegiate employment and gain admittance into post-graduate programs.

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