Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition includes all educational expenses, lunch and snacks, and participation in extracurricular activities such as athletics, arts, and most field trips. Boarding tuition also includes room and board. Tuition does not include text books, music lessons or instrument rental, transportation to and from school, the grade 8 Gettysburg/DC trip, or the grade 9 intercultural exchange trip. Optional costs such as before or after-school care and may also be additional charges. Bement is committed to providing non-tuition aid to families receiving financial aid for expenses such as transportation, larger field trips, and text books. The Bement School is dedicated to enrolling students from different backgrounds, and we offer several payment plans and financial aid.


Tuition 2020-2021  
Kindergarten $18,600
Grades 1-2 $20,400
Day Student Grades 3-5 $21,700
Day Student Grades 6-9 $27,800
Boarding Student $64,900

Financial Aid at Bement

We believe a diverse socioeconomic student population enriches the Bement experience for all students. We understand the cost of attending Bement can be a challenge, and our Board of Trustees set aside funds to assist families that demonstrate financial need. For the 2020-2021 school year, Bement awarded $1,104,000 in financial aid to 38% of the student body.

Bement offers financial aid to U.S. citizens based on the demonstrated financial need of the family. Our school does not offer scholarships or merit awards for academic, athletic, or artistic ability. Historically, our financial aid budget has allowed us to award between 60% to 75% of demonstrated need.

Important Dates:
  • Applications for financial aid are available on October 1 and are due February 1
  • Apply at School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) and use The Bement School code 1570
  • Notification of decisions occurs on or by March 10

Financial Aid FAQ