MAKING HARPETH HALL
AVERAGE GRANT AWARDED
We believe that brave girls and purposeful women can change the world and that a diverse school environment enriches individuals through deeper understandings of themselves and others. Cost should never be a barrier to the Harpeth Hall student experience. Our financial aid program grants over $2.5 million in need-based aid to qualifying families. Harpeth Hall is committed to enrolling intellectually curious and community-minded students, regardless of a family’s ability to afford the cost of tuition. We are here to help and work closely with families to ensure financial circumstances do not impose a barrier to an exceptional education for your daughter.
Harpeth Hall does not charge any mandatory fees outside of tuition.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (5-8)
Aftercare, art fee, day retreats, field trips, overnight trips, lunch, parent association dues, science fee, student laptop, athletic team uniforms and regular season travel, student accident insurance, student admission to all campus plays, concerts, and regular-season athletic events
UPPER SCHOOL (9-12)
Day retreats and field trips, lunch, parent association dues, science fee, athletic team uniforms and regular-season travel, student accident insurance, student admission to on-campus plays, concerts, and athletic events, student laptop, student publications (yearbook, literary magazine, and newspaper)
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is tuition assistance for families with demonstrated financial need. The financial aid committee considers several factors when determining financial need. Harpeth Hall calculates financial need based on prior year tax information, using our third party, School and Student Services (SSS), and institutional methodology.
Does Harpeth Hall make admission decisions based on financial need?
No. The admission and financial aid programs at Harpeth Hall are distinct, need-blind application processes. Qualifying families receive a grant at the same time they receive their admission decision. The financial aid application process is confidential.
It is free to apply to Harpeth Hall. Financial aid application fee waivers are also available.
Tuition grants range from
$2,500 to $34,000
How does Harpeth Hall determine aid?
- We take the total tuition
- Subtract a family's estimated financial share (known as EFC)
- Any amount difference is reviewed and a grant is determined
Funding Beyond Tuition
Additional financial assistance during the school year is available for families receiving aid and can help to cover school-related expenses including textbooks, uniforms, and co-curricular activities.
The Adeline Fund was established anonymously in 2017 by Harpeth Hall parents in honor of their daughter to provide funding for girls who demonstrate financial need so that they may participate fully in the life of the school beyond the classroom.
The Olivia Fund was established anonymously in 2001 by a Harpeth Hall parent in honor of his young daughter, who was in her second year at the school. Its purpose is to help students and their families with expenses that are important to an inclusive school experience but are not covered in financial aid grants for tuition.
FOR FAMILIES SEEKING FINANCIAL AID
Any family interested in financial aid is encouraged to apply. Harpeth Hall requires families to reapply for financial aid each year as individual circumstances may change.
“The difference the school and the faculty have made in the lives of my children is priceless. The legacy of the support to allow my daughters to attend Harpeth Hall will leave its mark on my family for generations to come. Thank you for believing in my children.”
- Current Parent
“There are not enough words to describe the immense love and encouragement that permeates throughout Harpeth Hall's campus. To put it in the simplest way, Harpeth Hall is like the book you don't want to put down and never will.”
- Zora Young '19
We can hardly believe our daughter is headed to college soon. The opportunities ahead of her would not have been possible without the generosity of Harpeth Hall donors, teachers, staff, and all the students that welcomed her into their lives.
- Parent of Alumna