Tuition and Financial Aid

School of the Holy Child is dedicated to the education of young women by providing them with purposeful and transformative experiences through our innovative and unique programs in academics, athletics and the arts. Our faculty and staff work collaboratively with students and families to ensure each student is known and valued, and her academic and individual goals are supported. Holy Child parents value the educational experience their daughters gain here, and our alumnae attest to its lifelong benefits.

Tuition & Fees for the 2016-2017 School Year

Includes lunch and program fees.

Middle School
  • $29,950 for Grades Five to Eight
Upper School
  • $32,450 for Grades Nine to Eleven
  • $33,450 for Grade Twelve
Payment Plans
  • Payment of 60% of tuition by August 1 and the remaining 40% by January 1
  • Ten-month payment plan, with payments beginning May 1

All families at Holy Child use Smart Tuition to pay tuition and fees online.

Financial Aid

In keeping with our commitment to enroll academically qualified students, regardless of their financial circumstances, Holy Child maintains a sound financial aid program. For some families, the full tuition stretches resources beyond the family budget. Through Holy Child's financial aid program, we strive to make a Holy Child education possible for these families.

Financial aid grants are need-based and are renewed annually. We carefully consider each financial aid application and make grants available to families with demonstrated need. Because we often admit more students that require aid than we are able to fund, admitted students do not always receive aid even if they qualify. Applicants who are admitted to the school may be placed on a Financial Aid Wait List. Income, assets, liabilities, and number of children attending tuition schools are some of the factors taken into account in determining need and eligibility for aid. Over 25% of School of the Holy Child's student body, grades 5 through 12, receives financial assistance, which this year totaled approximately $1 million. In 2016-2017, the average grant is $12,700, with individual grants ranging from 4% to 86% of tuition.

School of the Holy Child offers one named need-based scholarship:

  • The Sister Anna Daly, SHJC ’43 Fund, established in 2012, is an endowed fund and is awarded to a legacy student with a sincere dedication to scholarship and a commitment to community service. All qualified applicants will be considered.

Holy Child Applicants

The admission and financial aid processes at School of the Holy Child are independent of one another. The Financial Aid Committee reviews the aid applications of accepted students after admission decisions have been made. Parents who have provided all of the required information will be notified of the grant amount before they have to reply to the offer of admission, as the award letters are included in the admission decision packets. To make our decision, we use the information from the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) as a starting point, but also consider our school policy, practices and available budget.

To ensure that your aid application is given full consideration, please observe the following deadlines:

  • November 2016 - Application for financial aid is available through SSS by NAIS.
  • December 9, 2016 – Submit your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), a copy of your 2015 Federal tax returns, including applicable schedules and W-2s, online at: http://sss.nais.org.
  • May 1, 2017 – Submit a copy of your 2016 Federal tax returns, including applicable schedules and W-2s. All paperwork should be uploaded to the SSS by NAIS website.

The school code for Holy Child is 7198.

Current Holy Child Families

School of the Holy Child uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to process financial aid applications. Current Holy Child families who plan to apply for aid for the 2017-2018 academic year need to meet the following deadlines:

  • November 2016 - Application for financial aid is available through SSS by NAIS.
  • December 9, 2016 – Submit your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), a copy of your 2015 Federal tax returns, including applicable schedules and W-2s, online at: http://sss.nais.org.
  • May 1, 2017 – Submit a copy of your 2016 Federal tax returns, including applicable schedules and W-2s. All paperwork should be uploaded to the SSS by NAIS website.

  • The school code for Holy Child is 7198.

Families with other children at a tuition-charging school are required to submit a financial statement or bill from the other institution by July 1, 2017. All parents (biological, step or adoptive) must complete the required paperwork. In the case of divorced parents, custodial and non-custodial parents are required to complete separate applications online at: http://sss.nais.org. Other supplemental forms are sometimes required depending on family circumstances. All information provided is kept strictly confidential.

The PFS worksheet and instructions is also available in Spanish at the SSS website.

If you have any questions about applying for financial aid at School of the Holy Child, please contact Jackie Ciaccia '06, Director of Admission & Financial Aid at (914) 967-5622, extension 213.