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Affording Hillside

A Hillside education is a significant and fulfilling investment.

Hillside students prepare themselves for lives of meaning and purpose, embracing the school's core values of compassion, determination, honesty, respect and brotherhood throughout their Hillside career and beyond.

We’ve had an amazing first year at Hillside and we feel so lucky to be part of the community. The teachers are just outstanding and make an incredible effort to connect with our child and our family. They are responsive and routinely make themselves available. We feel very supported and cared for by all of our child’s teachers and they are incredibly dedicated to the work. They understand the whole child and appreciate the child’s strengths as well as their vulnerabilities in order to promote growth. Their dedication and enthusiasm inspire the children.

-Hillside parent

Tuition and Fees 2024-25

Hillside School charges the following in Tuition depending on the status of the student. In addition, there is an allowance fee that is used for our Shades of Blue system, weekend allowance, and funding various student activities. Boarding students also have laundry fees. This is mandatory for 7 Day Boarders and optional for 5 Day Boarders.


  • Day Student: $39,900
  • 5 Day Boarder: $58,900
  • 5 Day International Boarder: $63,300
  • 7 Day Boarder: $68,500
  • 7 Day International Boarder: $76,600


As a supplement to standard tuition fees, Hillside offers Tutorials in several subjects including Foundations of Language, Executive Function, Math, and Social Skills. In addition, Hillside offers beginner through advanced ESL classes.

  • Executive Function Tutorial: $5,210
  • Foundations of Language Tutorial: $9,000
  • Math Tutorial: $3,105
  • Social Skills Tutorial: $3,105
  • English as a Second Language: $8,000
  • Advanced Transitional English: $6,000


Day Student 

  • Allowance Fee: $500

5 Day Boarder

  • Allowance Fee: $500
  • Laundry Fee: $1,400

5 Day International Boarder

  • Allowance Fee: $1,000
  • Laundry Fee: $1,400

7 Day Boarder

  • Allowance Fee: $1,000
  • Laundry Fee: $1,400

7 Day International Boarder

  • Allowance Fee: $1,000
  • Laundry Fee: $1,400

Tuition Payment

Upon enrollment, Hillside requires a non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the tuition bill is due in accordance with each student's enrollment contract. Alternatively, domestic families may choose to enroll in the SMART Tuition Payment Plan which allows payments to be spread over a period of several months.

Tuition Refund Plan

Hillside offers a self-insured Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) available for all families. The TRP allows for the reimbursement of between 50-75% of unused academic year tuition depending upon the category of withdraw or dismissal.

Financial Aid

For over a century, Hillside has been committed to providing an exceptional amount of financial aid, which makes up the difference between what a family can afford and the costs of tuition, fees and boarding (if applicable).
Currently, financial aid makes it possible for approximately 30% of our students, from a wide range of backgrounds, to attend Hillside. Financial assistance is need-based and administered by the Office of Admission & Financial Aid to ensure that as many accepted students can feasibly attend Hillside as possible.

Applying For Financial Aid

Hillside encourages eligible families to apply for financial aid. Awarded aid is reviewed on an annual basis for families that show a demonstrated need. Returning students must also be in good academic and social standing to remain eligible.

As part of this process, families should expect to do the following:

  1. Speak with a member of our Admission Team for a full overview of the process.
  2. Visit to complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Note that you can fill out one PFS for all schools to which your son is applying. Our code is 3908.
  3. For help with the online application, consult the PFS instructions offered on or contact their toll-free helpline at (800) 344-8328.
  4. The SSS (School & Student Services) process should be completed no later than February 1st. Additionally, applicants for financial aid should plan to file their taxes as early as possible.

View the Family Guide to Financial Aid