Tuition, Financial Aid, Scholarships
Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year:
- Grades 5-8: $29,430
- Grades 9-12: $30,990
Tuition includes all textbooks and workbooks, the yearbook, and class trips. Uniforms and lunch are not included in tuition. Students may purchase lunch in the Ward Center or in the Gator Café, or they may bring their own lunch from home.
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When you visit SPSG, you tour exceptional facilities, see small classes, and meet faculty members who inspire intellectual inquiry. You discover a school that values leadership, innovative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and strong communication and problem-solving skills. You hear about alumnae with distinguished careers.
You are 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. You'll come to find that at SPSG, your daughter will share in time-honored traditions that will live forever in her heart and help shape her life.
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. As the costs of running such a fine school escalate, so do the costs to attend.
SPSG works 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.
The financial aid program at St. Paul's School for Girls enables qualified students to attend SPSG who would not have access to our community without financial assistance. Financial aid awards currently go to approximately 40% of the students. 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 as the financial aid budget is limited.
Applications for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted and are due by December 14, 2018. Applications should be completed online by going here. For more information, please or contact Rachel Bauder, Director of Financial Aid, 443-632-1030.
Other ProgramsThe school also offers programs to help reduce costs for families. A used-uniform sale is held each year as well as a used-book program. A limited work-reward program is available on an individual basis to help pay expenses for girls participating in special programs and extracurricular activities not covered by tuition. 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.
The Wagley Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship, renewable annually, offered to one new, incoming ninth grade student. The award is named in honor of the school's second headmistress, Mary Frances Wagley. A full-tuition scholarship is awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic merit.
All new students applying for admissions to Grade 9 at St. Paul's School for Girls and currently enrolled in a state-accredited or approved school are eligible to compete for this scholarship. In accordance with the provisions of the Scholarship grant, students currently enrolled at St. Paul's School for Girls are not eligible to apply.
The award will be based on exceptional scholastic ability, achievement, and citizenship.
- Wagley Scholarship Application
The Wagley Scholarship application, short answer, and essay needs to be completed by the student and submitted no later than December 20, 2019. The short answer and essay prompts are included on the Wagley Scholarship application. This application is in addition to the SPSG application.
- Two Additional Letters of Recommendation
These are to be two Letters of Recommendation, not Common Referral Forms. One must be from a present academic teacher, counselor, or head of school, other than the applicant's current English or math teacher. The second letter must be written by someone outside the school community who can share some personal insight about the applicant, i.e., music instructor, coach, troop leader. The Letters of Recommendation must be received by SPSG no later than December 20, 2019.
- An Otis-Lennon School Ability Test Score
An Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) Score from the 8th grade is required. If you do not have an 8th grade OLSAT score, the SPSG Admissions Office will administer the test on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. You will be contacted in December to select your testing time.
Interviews of all Wagley Scholarship applicants will be conducted by the Wagley Scholarship Committee on Tuesday, January 21st and Wednesday, January 22nd between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. You wilI be contacted in December to select your testing time.
The Wagley Scholar will receive a phone call from the SPSG Head of School, Ereni Gleason Malfa '89, on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
If the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress and remains in good standing in the SPSG community, her academic scholarship will be renewed each year.
St. Paul’s School for Girls is proud to offer the Levering Scholarships. The Levering Scholarships were established in honor of our first Headmistress, Rosalind Levering. Levering Scholarships are awarded each year to Middle & Upper School students new to the SPSG community.
Students new to the SPSG community applying to grades 5-11.
The Levering Scholarships are up to $7,500 grants toward tuition costs and awarded annually. Scholarship recipients in good academic standing and actively involved in the life of the school will carry the scholarship throughout the completion of their time at SPSG.
The scholarships are awarded to exceptional students who are enthusiastic learners, demonstrate original thought, creativity, perseverance, and integrity, qualities reminiscent of the pioneering spirit of Rosalind Levering. Levering scholars show potential for leadership in the SPSG community both inside and outside of the classroom. Such well-rounded scholars seek to engage in the life of the school’s robust arts, athletics, and leadership offerings.
Levering Scholarship Essay
In a well-organized, double-spaced essay of one to two pages, please describe one experience that demonstrates your creativity, energy, and perseverance. Place your name at the top of the Levering essay and submit it together with your completed admissions application. The candidate must complete the essay without outside assistance.
The Admissions Committee and Head of School will make the scholarship selections. The recipients will receive a phone call from the Head of School, Ereni Gleason Malfa '89, on Thursday, February 20, 2020