Tuition & Financial Aid - Admissions - McDonogh School

Tuition & Financial Aid


We believe deeply that a McDonogh education is an investment in your child that requires careful financial consideration. McDonogh seeks to enroll talented students with diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds. The strength of our students and our school is rooted in opportunity, relationships, and joy. 


Tuition fees cover all charges for classroom instruction, meals, laboratories, and athletics (except riding and squash). Also included in the tuition fee are bus transportation and lunch for day students, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner for boarding students. Athletic uniforms for many sports are provided through the school's Athletic Department.

Tuition does not include books for Upper School students, instrumental music instruction, and private tutoring. Expenses for personal items such as school clothing and athletic equipment are the responsibility of the family.

Lower School, Grades PK-4

Tuition (2023-2024 school year):

  • PK: $22,250
  • K-PF: $32,100
  • Grades 1-4: $34,800

Middle School, Grades 5-8

Tuition (2023-2024 school year): $36,850

Upper School, Grades 9-12

Tuition (2023-2024 school year): $38,750

Book fees vary.

Five-Day Boarding, Grades 9-12

Tuition (2023-2024 school year): $52,250

Book fees vary.


While the cost of a McDonogh education is significant, we believe the value is greater and lasts a lifetime. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community. All diversity - including socioeconomic diversity - is integral to educational excellence and the McDonogh student experience. Financial Aid is an essential tool for ensuring that McDonogh remains a vibrant community, and we are committed to providing support to those who demonstrate financial need. At McDonogh, students and families find their school home.  

As you’re navigating the admissions process for your child, please know that the process for both admission and financial aid is competitive. While space availability and financial aid resources are most limited for new students applying to grades 1-4, students applying to all grade levels are welcome to apply for tuition assistance.

Below are links for more information on Financial Aid at McDonogh School


  • September 2023 - Online Application Opens for Fall 2024
  • October 2023 - Financial Aid Application Opens for Fall 2024
  • Friday, December 1, 2023 - Admissions Application Due
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 - Financial Aid Application Due
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Admissions Decision Notification Date
  • Friday, March 1, 2024 - Enrollment Contracts Due