Affording Belmont Hill

Financial Assistance Beyond Tuition


We've Got You Covered


We know there are additional expenses beyond the cost of tuition, and we are committed to helping families on financial aid cover those costs.

What Day Tuition Includes

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  • Lunch

    Family-style, hot lunch is available to all students. In addition, a full salad bar, deli bar, and weekly rotation of culturally-diverse food is available. Homemade soup is served each day, along with gluten-free menu options. Students may also make their own paninis. Those who have dietary restrictions work directly with our school nurse and director of dining services to ensure their needs are met.
  • Milk and Cookies

    Our community breaks each day for Milk & Cookies, a long-standing tradition. It is a great time to connect with peers and get some fresh air. Fresh fruit options are also available at this time.
  • Continental Breakfast

    Each morning students may visit the dining hall for toasted bagels, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, fresh-cut fruit, yogurt, and whole fruit.
  • Activities Fees

    Belmont Hill does not add additional annual activity fee charges beyond tuition.
     
  • Art Fees

    Belmont Hill does not add additional annual art fee charges beyond tuition. All art supplies are included unless a student in an independent study elects to use supplies beyond those provided by the program.
  • Tutoring

    Belmont Hill employs professional tutors who work one-on-one with students who are recommended to the School’s Office of Academic Support Services by the faculty. 
  • Athletic Fees

    Belmont Hill does not add additional annual athletic fee charges beyond tuition. Transportation, lodging, and entry fees for all games and events (if applicable), as well as team photos and banquet fees (up to two guests per student), are included in tuition. Additional costs may arise for specific sports, such as individual sports gear (athletic shoes, tennis racquet, hockey stick, etc.).
  • Academic Field Trips

    Students will take a number of field trips with their classes during their time at Belmont Hill. These trips are all fully included in tuition.
  • Form II DC Trip

    Each year, 8th grade students travel to Washington, DC. The full cost of this trip is included in tuition. Students may bring their own discretionary spending money.
  • Orientation Trips

    Each year, our entire 7th and 9th grades embark on orientation trips to Camp Burgess and Camp Beckett. The cost of these trips is fully included in tuition.

Financial Assistance Beyond What Tuition Covers

Beginning in the Fall of 2020, the percentage of aid granted for tuition will apply to these additional areas of school life: Academic, Co-Curricular, Transportation, Form VI, Athletic, and Summer. 

ACADEMIC

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  • Laptop

    Click here for details about the Bring Your Own Device Financial Assistance Program.
     
  • Books

    On average a typical student could spend up to $800 on books, depending on his grade level. With this in mind, each financial aid student is provided with a waiver code for our online MBS bookstore that reflects his percentage of aid applied to $800. Books purchased from other vendors will not be covered. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, he would receive an MBS waiver code for $600.) These waiver codes are sent directly from MBS to parents’ email accounts around August 1. We ask that families order their books during the free shipping windows offered by MBS to minimize cost impacts to the school. In addition, a selection of donated, gently used textbooks are available in the school library for students to borrow for as long needed during the school year.
  • School Supplies

    School supplies purchased for the enrolled student in the Belmont Hill bookstore will be covered at a student’s percentage of aid. School supplies include pens, notebooks, calculators, required classroom packets, etc. Bookstore and online apparel is not included, nor are items purchased from other vendors (CVS, Target, etc.). Bookstore charges will be reflected on your monthly invoice from the School.
  • Dress Code Expenses

    We estimate that on average a typical student could spend up to $400 a year on dress code apparel. With this in mind, we have partnered with Lands End, and each financial aid student is provided with a waiver code that reflects his percentage of aid applied to $400 for Lands End’s custom Belmont Hill website. Apparel purchased from other vendors will not be covered, nor will Holiday Hill or SquadLocker apparel. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, he would receive a Lands End waiver code for $300.) These waiver codes are sent directly from Lands End to parents’ email accounts in June. In addition, gently used dress code items are sometimes available in the health office for student use, and the annual Better Buy Sale takes place on campus every October, offering families steeply discounted, gently used school apparel.
  • AP Testing Fees

    Testing fees to register for AP exam(s) will be covered at a student’s percentage of aid. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and the testing fee is $94, a total of $70.50 would be covered.) Test fee charges will be reflected on your monthly invoice from the School.
  • College Test Prept

    College test prep will be covered for Form V (juniors) at a student’s percentage of aid. Belmont Hill partners with Advantage Testing, which runs an ACT/SAT prep class on campus on Sunday nights starting in late fall. Test prep through other vendors or individual tutors will not be covered. See also Belmont Hill Summer School for alternate options.

CO-CURRICULAR

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  • Global/Group Trips

    Group trips are an important opportunity for all students at Belmont Hill. If a student is eligible for trip funding, the trip’s cost will be covered at his percentage of aid. Costs of group trips vary. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and the group trip cost is $1,800, a total of $1,350 would be covered.) An exception to this is the annual Kenney Legacy Trip, which is fully covered for all selected students. Please see the Financial Aid for Group Trips web page for details about eligibility.

    Global Experiences include Study Away opportunities, which allow students to study off-campus for a semester or a year, both domestically and abroad. School-granted tuition assistance will be applied to the cost of Belmont Hill Study Away programs listed in the Student-Parent Handbook.
  • Musical Instrument Rentals

    Music is an integral part of a student’s time at Belmont Hill. If he is interested in playing a musical instrument and does not have access to his instrument of choice, he should contact the Office of Financial Aid. Belmont Hill partners with Johnson Strings to provide students with a rented instrument, billed at their percentage of aid. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and the cost of instrument rental is $300 annually, a total of $225 would be covered.)
  • On-campus Music Lessons

    Private music lessons are available on campus and coordinated through our director of instrumental music. If a student is enrolled in on-campus private music lessons, his percentage of aid will be applied to the cost of those lessons on his monthly invoice from the School. (Ex: If a student's percentage of aid is 75%, and the cost of each 40-minute weekly private music lesson is $40, a total of $30 would be covered.) 

TRANSPORTATION

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  • Public Transportation

    In addition to being eligible for S-Cards, which provide all students with discounted fares for all MBTA travel (please see the Main Office), financial aid students who require public transportation to get to and from school each day can request an M7 Card through the Office of Financial Aid. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If issued, the M7 Card will be fully covered by the School. In order to be considered for this benefit, the student must utilize public transportation to commute to and from school each day.
  • School Bus

    Any student may opt to commute to school on a Belmont Hill-sponsored bus. Please see our Bus Transportation Information web page for available routes. The cost for bus transportation is as follows: 
      • Monday through Friday, round trip: $3,100
      • Monday through Friday, one way: $2,100
      • Monday and Friday only (for boarding students): $750
    If a student on financial aid takes bus transportation, his percentage of aid will be applied to the applicable cost outlined above. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75% and he takes the bus to and from school each day, a total of $2,325 will be covered.) School bus charges will be reflected on your monthly invoice from the School.

FORM VI (SENIOR YEAR)

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  • Graduation Apparel

    During a student’s Form VI year, his percentage of aid will be applied to an additional $70 of Dress Code Expenses to be used on the Lands End/Belmont Hill custom website. See Dress Code Expenses for more details.
  • Prom Tickets (2)

    Up to two tickets to the Belmont Hill prom will be covered at the senior student’s percentage of aid. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and 2 prom tickets cost $200, a total of $150 will be covered.)
  • Prom Tuxedo

    Please check back for details at a later date.
  • Yearbook

    One yearbook will be covered at a senior student’s percentage of aid. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and the yearbook costs $80, a total of $60 will be covered.)

ATHLETIC

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  • Required Varsity Team Apparel

    All varsity teams have a common package of required apparel billed to their school account. Items vary by sport. This required package will be covered at a student’s percentage of aid. (Ex: If a student’s percentage of aid is 75%, and the varsity apparel package costs $100, a total of $75 will be covered.)

SUMMER

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  • Belmont Hill Sport Camps

    Belmont Hill Sport Camps honor a student’s percentage of aid for all of its offerings. Click here for more information.
  • Belmont Hill Summer School

    Belmont Hill Summer School honors a student’s percentage of aid for all of its offerings. These offerings may include college test prep classes. Click here for more information.

Please Contact us with Questions

We understand that this is not a comprehensive list and that other costs may arise. Depending on available funds our budget may support individual requests during the year. Please call or email Director of Financial Aid Aylin Flanagan at 617-993-5244 with any questions. 
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Belmont Hill School educates boys in mind, body, and spirit to develop men of good character. Our community encourages and challenges students to discover and pursue passions, seek excellence, and face adversity with resilience. We cultivate critical thinking and creativity, teamwork and competition, hard work and reflection, tradition and innovation. Valuing our differences and working together, we embrace camaraderie, compassion, and service to others. Our school strives to instill in each boy ethical judgment, a sense of common humanity, and a lifelong love of learning.