Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Tuition and Costs

Since its founding, Meridian Academy has succeeded in its mission to serve an economically diverse community. Every Meridian family benefits from our commitment to keeping our tuition growth as low as possible. Meridian’s tuition is $18,000 less than at many other local independent schools while providing a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. 

2018 – 2019

Grades 6 and 7 $29,250

Grades 8 and 9 $29,750

Grades 10, 11, and 12 $30,250

All texts, books, yearbooks, and regular extracurricular activities and field trips are included in the tuition. Students in grade 9 and above are required to have a laptop. Some overnight trips, such as our extracurricular Model United Nations delegation's travels to the UN in NYC and to Brown University and the Spanish Community Service Trip abroad that each student takes in their sophomore or junior year, are additional. For families receiving tuition reduction of at least 75%, partial to full assistance is available for both technology and travel. Meridian is committed to economic equity and access for all curricular and extra-curricular experiences. 

Financial Aid

Please click here for a printed version of our financial aid information. Meridian is located in the center of the amazing city of Boston and our population is drawn from different neighborhoods and towns in the greater metropolitan area. Our students have a common interest in experiencing a powerful education with schoolmates from diverse backgrounds. 

Meridian strives to make attendance financially possible for every admitted applicant. Over 40% of Meridian's students receive aid. Aid is awarded based on demonstrated need and families pay tuition as low as $250 for the year. Applications for financial aid are submitted to the School and Student Service (SSS), an independent organization used by most independent schools to determine how much a family is able to contribute toward their child’s education. Please pay attention to Meridian’s application timeline. Most, but not all, of our financial aid awards are made during the regular admissions cycle. Applications for aid can be completed here. Meridian’s school code is 3702.