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 $650,000 in annual contributions from alumni and friends.

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

2023-2024 Boarding Tuition and Fees

Boarding tuition includes a double 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.

Boarding Tuition
Boarding Tuition                                         $57,000
Mountain Boarding Tuition*                     $51,000

Additional boarding expenses include a $1400 activity fee. International students who don't have medical coverage for the US, will be required to purchase medical insurance for approximately $2,200.

*To honor our historic roots, we offer lower domestic boarding tuition rates for students from the Appalachian region. This includes students from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.

2023-2024 Day Tuition and Fees

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

  Grades 8-12 Day Grades 6-7 Day
Tuition 23,800 23,100

Upper School day student activity fee for grades 9-12 is $300. Any unused portion of this fee are refunded to the student's account at the conclusion of the academic year.

The 8th Grade Trip fee is $400.

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.

They got their start at SAS!

SAS Offers Tremendous Value for Its Tuition

We are dedicated to keeping our fees lower than those of similar schools in the region because our primary goal is to ensure that excellent education is accessible to families of all income levels who value it for their children. If you prioritize an exceptional college preparatory education in a secure and supportive environment, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We are committed to finding solutions that fit your family's specific needs.

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 2024

Rolling Admission
Admission and Financial Aid Application 

Returning Students

February 3, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline

March 3, 2024
Re-Enrollment Deadline for Contracts Issued in February


Why Mountain Tuition?

In 1905, St. Andrew's School was founded to provide education for the "barefoot boys of Appalachia". Although much has changed in the 118 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.

Read more about the History of SAS.