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Who pays?

In addition to your family's contribution, every student as SAS is supported by the school's $20,000,000 endowment and more than $547,000 in annual contributions from alumni and friends.

We've Lowered Tuition!

We lowered our domestic boarding tuition in 2020-2021 as an acknowledgement that tuitions across the country have been outpacing affordability. 

Mountain Tuition is EVEN Lower

In addition, to honor our historic roots, we are offering even lower domestic boarding tuition rates for students from the Appalachian region. This includes students from any part of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.

2020-2021 Boarding Tuition and Fees

Boarding tuition includes a double- or single-occupancy room and three meals/day. Boarding students have a team of faculty members engaged in their care and supervision, including faculty supervision during evening study hours. Boarding students have access to on-site nursing care, a residential chaplain, and, coordination of mental health care needs. Boarding students also have the opportunity to participate in numerous weekend activities both on- and off campus.

7-Day Boarding

(Grades 8-12)

7-Day Boarding
(Grades 8-12)

5-Day Boarding
(Grades 8-12)
Tuition 54,500 49,980  
Mountain Tuition*   43,000 40,000

Additional boarding expenses include a $1000 activity fee and a recommended $680 allowance for incidental expenses. International students will be required to purchase medical insurance for approximately $1400.

ELL courses may be required for non-native English speakers needing additional English language instruction. The need for ELL support is determined on a case-by-case basis by our Academic Dean in consultation with our ELL instructor. ELL support will be an additional $6,000.

*Mountain Tuition is available for students from states in the Appalachian region, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.

2020-2021 Day Tuition and Fees

Day tuition includes lunch each day. Upper School day students may participate in weekend activities on- and off-campus.

  Upper School Day
(Grades 9-12)
Middle School Day
(Grades 6-8)
Tuition 20,900 20,300

The day student activity fee is $250 for Upper School students and $100 for Middle School students.

COVID-19 NOTE: There will be an additional charge of $250 per student to cover COVID mitigation efforts during the 2020-2021 school year.

The non-refundable tuition deposit varies based on family contribution and will be indicated on the contract.
Books are purchased directly by the family through MBS Direct.

Don't Let the Numbers Scare You

We are fully aware that the numbers can be daunting. Please know that we are interested in making an SAS education possible for children from families at all income levels. If an outstanding college preparatory education in a safe and supportive environment is a priority for you, please contact us. We will do everything in our power to make it work for your family's specific circumstances.

SAS does so many things well it's difficult to clearly define them, but the best tool provided is critical thinking, something missing in our society. That reasoning ability alone is worth the cost of tuition. The memories of friends, teachers, spirituality and nature? All that's just icing on the cake.

Mark Kelly StA '73

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks a geographically, racially, religiously, intellectually and socio-economically diverse student body. To this end, we offer several options to help families with the cost of tuition including payment plans, financial aid and merit aid. Application for financial aid has no bearing on admission to St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. For more information on how you can make the dream of SAS a reality, go to Affording SAS or contact our Admission Office today.

*International Families: SAS has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows parents to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency.

Admission & Enrollment Deadlines

Applicants for Fall 2021 

Rolling Admission
Admission and Financial Aid Application 

Once your application is complete, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks.

Returning Students

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Enrollment Deadline

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School's SSS ID Number is: 6292.

Why Mountain Tuition?

In January 2020, the SAS Board of Trustees approved a new tuition rate to honor the history of SAS and help to make boarding tuition affordable for more families.

In 1905, St. Andrew's School was founded to provide education for the "barefoot boys of Appalachia". Although much has changed in the 115 years since that school's founding, SAS's commitment to providing an outstanding education for those for whom it might not otherwise be available remains at the core of the school's mission.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, students from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia will qualify for a lower ‘Mountain Tuition’ rate, making SAS one of the most affordable boarding schools in the Appalachian states.

Read more about the History of SAS.