Tuition and Financial Assistance

We want Belmont to be an affordable opportunity for your child

We recognize and understand the importance of making a Belmont Day education affordable to families. Belmont Day is committed to providing the opportunity of an independent school education to qualified children, regardless of their families' financial circumstances. It is our goal that any child who has been accepted at Belmont Day will be able to attend. Our families reside in 30 surrounding towns and cities. Our financial assistance awards range from 5% of costs covered to 99% of tuition costs covered. Around 21% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. 

We offer financial assistance based on need

Financial assistance is entirely need-based, and awards are based solely on a family’s ability to pay. Financial assistance  awards do not need to be repaid. Belmont Day School subscribes to the guidelines of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School and Student Services (SSS) in computing financial need. Financial assistance awards include the costs for:

  • School provided lunch for grades 1 to 8
  • One-to-one technology, dependent upon the student grade level
  • All books and materials, including required binders, paper, pencil cases, and writing utensils
  • Uniforms for athletics teams for middle school students 

The percent of financial assistance that a family receives towards tuition costs will also be applied towards the following programs:

  • After School program 
  • After School enrichment classes
  • Bus transportation fees 
  • Class trips for middle school students (there is no cost for lower school field labs)

For example, if a family receives a financial assistance award that accounts for 50% of the tuition costs then 50% would be applied to the cost of After School, bus transportation fees and enrichment classes if that family chooses to participate in those programs. The family contribution would be the remaining 50% of these optional program costs.  

Here is a look at the 2022-2023 financial assistance awards by family income range*: 

*We utilize the School and Student Services (SSS) financial assistance application. The application consists of the Parent Financial Statement (PSF) and the current and prior year tax documents. The PFS is thorough and requests information such as a family’s assets, debts, taxable and nontaxable income, etc. All components of the application have an impact on the final financial assistance award that a family receives.

Family Total Income Range Percent of Total Financial Assistance Packages Awarded Average Family Contribution Amount
< $89,000 21% $2,853
$90,000 - $159,000 24% $5,628
$160,000 - $190,000 + 55% $23,238

Academic Year Tuition 2022-23

Belmont Day uses a banded model for tuition rates. We have tuition bands at pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, first and second grade, third through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.

Pre-kindergarten

$34,490

Kindergarten

$34,490

Grade 1

$37,550

Grade 2

$37,550

Grade 3

$40,990

Grade 4

$40,990

Grade 5

$40,990

Grade 6

$45,660

Grade 7

$45,660

Grade 8

$45,660

Examples of financial assistance awards broken down by payment options: 

Tuition Band #1: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Base Tuition Cost  Financial Assistance Award*
*These awards are examples and vary depending on a family’s financial profile
Family Contribution Amount Family Contribution Amount Paid Over a 10-Month Period
$34,490 $10,000* $24,490 $2,449/month
$34,490 $15,000* $19,490 $1,949 /month
$34,490 $25,000* $9,490 $949/month
$34,490 $32,000* $2,490 $249/month

Tuition Band #2: Grades 1 and 2

Base Tuition Cost  Financial Assistance Award*
*These awards are examples and vary depending on a family’s financial profile
Family Contribution Amount Family Contribution Amount Paid Over a 10-Month Period
$37,550 $10,000* $27,550 $2,755/month
$37,550 $15,000* $22,550 $2,255/month
$37,550 $25,000* $12,550 $1,255/month
$37,550 $32,000* $5,550 $555/month

Tuition Band #3: Grades 3, 4 and 5

Base Tuition Cost  Financial Assistance Award*
*These awards are examples and vary depending on a family’s financial profile
Family Contribution Amount Family Contribution Amount Paid Over a 10-Month Period
$40,990 $10,000* $30,990 $3,099/month
$40,990 $25,000* $15,990 $1,599/month
$40,990 $32,000* $8,990 $899/month
$40,990 $40,000* $990 $99/month

Tuition Band #4: Grades 6, 7 and 8

Base Tuition Cost  Financial Assistance Award*
*These awards are examples and vary depending on a family’s financial profile
Family Contribution Amount Family Contribution Amount Paid Over a 10-Month Period
$45,660 $10,000* $35,660 $3,566/month
$45,660 $25,000* $20,660 $2,066/month
$45,660 $32,000* $13,660 $1,366/month
$45,660 $40,000* $5,660 $566/month

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Go to School and Student Services to create an account and complete a Parents Financial Statement (PFS). Only one PFS needs to be completed per household.

If the student’s parents are living apart or not filing taxes jointly, both parents must complete a separate PFS.

If you are a prospective family applying to Belmont Day, please upload the following tax documents to your PFS account:

  • 2021 1040 and supporting schedules
  • 2021 W-2 (and/or 1099 if self-employed)
  • 2022 1040 and supporting schedules (once it is filed and available in Spring 2023)
  • 2022 W-2 (and/or 1099 if self-employed) (once it is filed and available in Spring 2023)

The deadline for submitting a PFS with uploaded 2021 tax documents is January 11, 2023.

Financial assistance decisions will be included with admissions decisions on March 10, 2023.

Upon enrollment, families of students receiving financial assistance must upload their 2022 tax documents to their PFS account by April 10, 2023.

Discoveries at Belmont Day encourages the growth and development of our students beyond the school day, with hours up to 5:30 p.m.

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Discoveries at Belmont Day encourages the growth and development of our students beyond the school day, with hours up to 5:30 p.m.

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