At Far Brook, we strive to enroll students who will contribute to and benefit from the Far Brook School experience. We embrace diversity and are committed to having a student body that is socioeconomically diverse because we recognize that bright, mission-consistent students are found at every income level, and because we wish to create an authentic community that reflects our society and fosters respect for all people.
Independent school is a significant financial commitment for all families. In considering applications for discounted tuition, we maintain the philosophy that families should prioritize education over other discretionary expenses. We ask families to look to their own resources first, and request the amount they are unable to pay after reasonable sacrifices have been made.
Because financial situations may change, all families who receive tuition assistance are required to re-apply annually. If circumstances remain constant, families are generally awarded comparable grants from year to year.
Eligibility for admission is determined without consideration of financial need. However, given our finite financial aid budget, we must be “need-aware.” Once a student has been admitted by the Admissions Committee, the family’s tuition assistance application is reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and the amount of the award, if any, is determined so that the family can be fully informed of their award at the same time that they are notified of admission.