When you visit SPSG, you will tour exceptional facilities, see small classes, and meet faculty members who teach girls the way girls learn best. You will discover a challenging curriculum and leadership opportunities in a secure and caring environment. You will hear about alumnae who are busy and productive women, strong women, many with distinguished careers.
You will come away assured that your daughter, with the help of SPSG’s college counselors, will find just the right college or university to match her talent and abilities. Moreover, you will realize that, at SPSG, your daughter will share in time-honored traditions that will live forever in her heart and help shape her life.
You will want this exceptional educational experience for your daughter, but you might wonder – can our family afford this extraordinary opportunity?
An SPSG education, like anything of great value, comes at a premium. Like many independent schools, SPSG relies on tuition to pay for its effective and rigorous program, one that is geared especially for girls. As the costs of running such a fine school escalate, so do the costs to attend.
For the 2012-2013 school year, the SPSG Board of Trustees set the tuition at $23,570 including textbooks for the Upper School, and $22,445 including textbooks for the Middle School. Additional charges above tuition are Parent Dues, $65, and a $390 Student Activity Fee for field trips; extracurricular athletic programs; a copy of the Green Years, the school’s annual yearbook; and copies of the epistle, the school’s award-winning newspaper. Uniforms, which cost approximately $200-$250, and lunch are not included in tuition. Students can purchase lunch in the school cafeteria or in the Gator Café, or they can bring their own lunch from home.
At SPSG, business officers work diligently to find the best ways to make an SPSG education affordable. Financing is not always easy, but it may be possible. Parents who want an SPSG education for their daughters are urged to consider available financial options. While the school expects families to take primary responsibility for the cost of their daughter’s education, SPSG is committed to helping qualified and deserving girls.
SPSG works with FACTS to offer flexible payment plans designed to meet a variety of financial circumstances. Two, three, or ten monthly installment options are available to pay tuition. Please contact the Business Office at 443.632.1060.
The Wagley Scholarship is a competitive scholarship, renewable annually, offered to one new, incoming ninth grade student. The award is names in honor of the school's second headmistress, Mary Frances Wagley. A full-tuition scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic merit, as determined by ability and previous academic performance. Please see the webpage on the Wagley Scholarship for more information.
St. Paul's School for Girls has three merit-based scholarships, the Levering Scholarships. The Levering Scholarships were established in honor of our first headmistress, Rosalind Levering. One middle-school student and two upper-school students new to the community will be awarded the scholarships. Please see the webpage on the Levering Scholarships for more information.
Financial need-based grants do not have to be repaid to the school. They range in size based on the family’s need and the availability of funds. Financial aid grants go to approximately 28% of our students. Please see Financial Aid for more information.
The school also offers programs to help reduce costs for families. A used-uniform sale is held each year. A limited work-reward program is available on an individual basis to help pay traveling expenses for girls participating in special programs not covered in the activity fee.
In addition, through grants, the Annual Giving campaign, and money from the Endowment Fund, the school is constantly seeking ways to keep an SPSG education affordable.
We hope this overview will encourage you to investigate further financial options at SPSG. For more information, please contact Kathleen Cullen, Director of Financial Aid, 443.632.1030, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our school and then make your decision regarding an SPSG education. If you decide the SPSG experience is what you want for your daughter, but are concerned about finances, talk to us. Let’s see if together we can make the SPSG experience happen!
At SPSG, the experience goes beyond the expected!