Tuition & Value
We know that the cost of an education is an important factor when choosing the right school for your child. An investment in Saint Mary’s Hall is an investment in your child’s future.
SMH echoes the offerings of a liberal arts college with a rich, rigorous curriculum; passionate, expert faculty; robust and extensive fine arts program; and a competitive athletic program with unique sports offerings. Our graduates go forth confidently armed with the skills, knowledge, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life. Take a look at the impressive outcomes of our graduates.
Please use the charts below to help determine approximate tuition and fees for the
2023-2024 school year for our different Form levels. Tuition rates for the 2024-2025 school year will be available in February 2024.
Lower School Tuition 2023-2024
Middle School Tuition 2023-2024
Upper School Tuition 2023-2024
Ancillary costs include, but are not limited to, textbooks, supplies, uniforms, school trips, and athletic and fine arts participation fees.
Estimated expenses for uniforms, textbooks, supplies, and athletics fees range from approximated $300 - $1,000 for Montessori - Form 8 and $500 - $1,500 for Forms 9 - 12.
Textbooks: Saint Mary's Hall orders textbooks for every student based on his/her individual course schedule. For detailed information on textbooks, please visit the textbooks page or contact the appropriate division head:
Supplies: School supplies for Lower School are pre-ordered and will be on students' desks the first day of school. Middle School students have the option of purchasing a supply bundle. The cost of Lower and Middle School supplies are applied to the students' accounts. Upper School student supply expectations will be communicated by the teachers of each course.
Uniforms: As part of a tradition stemming back to 1879, Saint Mary's Hall students are required to wear uniforms. Uniform expectations and guidelines will be communicated by the appropriate division head after a student has fully enrolled. The cost of uniforms are purchased separately by each family through Flynn O'Hara School Uniforms. For further information on school uniforms, please contact the appropriate assistant division head.
Athletic Fees: Athletic fees vary by division. For Lower School, fees range from $150 - $200 depending on the sport. Middle School requires a one-time fee of $250, and Upper School requires a one-time fee of $300. For more details, please contact Interim Athletic Director Joshua Baker, email@example.com.
Fine Arts Fees: Fine arts fees vary by art by division. For more information, please contact Director of Fine Arts Bethany Bohall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Trips: School trips occur for a variety of purposes, whether it be academic or extracurricular. For information regarding school trips, please reach out to the appropriate divisional contact:
Additional information pertaining to tuition:
Deposit - Students are not fully enrolled at Saint Mary's Hall until a deposit of 10% of tuition is received. The deposit is non-refundable, but will be credited toward tuition. Information on paying the deposit and tuition will be communicated once the application process has been completed.
Payment Plans - Saint Mary's Hall offers three payment plans: a single payment plan, a two-time installment payment plan, and a ten-month installment payment plan. Choice of payment plan must be made at the time the contract is signed after the application process has been completed.
Tuition Refund Plan - The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) protects both the family and the school in the event a student voluntarily withdraws. It is important to note that the tuition deposit is non-refundable and will not be included in the Tuition Refund Plan. The fee for the Tuition Refund Plan is 4% of tuition. Further details will be provided with your enrollment contract upon acceptance to Saint Mary’s Hall.
Saint Mary’s Hall truly has been my home, and I cannot imagine my school experience anywhere else. I enjoyed being at school because it allowed me to have real life discussions with teachers who respect the students and create an environment that mimics college life. For me, it was not just the lush campus or collaborative study spaces, but the people who made my time so special. New students will find their place at Saint Mary’s Hall and I encourage them to visit so they can experience what it is like to ‘Know and Be Known.’
- Weston Bohne
- Class of 2020
During my time as a Saint Mary’s Hall Baron, I was fortunate to enjoy not only exceptional academic opportunities but also a diverse community of respect and acceptance that allowed me to discover my passions and talents. While the innovative academia of the school did play a significant role during my time as a student, what made SMH special were the teachers and the limitless possibilities to discover oneself to the fullest. From the many athletic teams to the countless student-led clubs, SMH offers every means for students to be successful and fulfilled.
- Caroline Largoza
- Class of 2020
Our daughter enjoyed her freshman year a lot. The school community at SMH is so welcoming and kind—we feel fortunate to have our son attending next year as well. And we greatly appreciated the distance learning in these last few weeks. Our daughter was able to pick right up and didn’t seem to miss a beat. What a credit to the SMH teachers and administrators!
- Jennifer Hopkins
As the parents of both a Saint Mary’s Hall alumnus, and a current sophomore, my wife and I have seen, firsthand, the innumerable benefits of an SMH education. But, Saint Mary’s Hall has provided our children with much more than a first-rate academic experience. Saint Mary’s Hall faculty and staff have nurtured our children in a warm, inclusive environment that emphasizes kindness, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic. To this day, our son’s best friends are his Saint Mary’s Hall classmates and his most impactful mentors, his Saint Mary’s Hall teachers. Our daughter, who came to SMH as a Montessori student, looks forward to interacting with her classmates and teachers each day. We cannot imagine our lives without the Saint Mary’s Hall community!
- Mark Remington
- Parent & Upper School Faculty
Saint Mary's Hall changed my life and my only regret was that I did not start from Montessori. My wife and I are grateful that we will be able to watch our son start his journey in the fall to grow into a man and a leader over the next 15 years. We know he is in the right hands as a member of this prestigious community to mold his future with this opportunity.
- Neilesh Verma
- Class of 2000
Teaching at Saint Mary’s Hall is great because I get the chance to work with motivated students everyday, not only in the classroom but in an advisory role, as a coach, and as a sponsor of a student run organization. Because all levels share a beautiful campus I get the opportunity to get to know my future students and can continue to watch my former students grow as students, athletes, artists, and most importantly as people.
- Brian Fleming
- Middle School Faculty