Atlanta’s Global Boarding and Day School

2016-17 Tuition and Fees

 

Brandon Hall operates as a tuition-driven school with additional funds generated through its Annual Giving program

Total Fees (based on residential status)

Domestic Day
Tuition: $27,000
*Other Required Fees: $2,750
Total: $29,750

Domestic Boarding
Tuition: $27,000
*Other Required Fees: $30,500
Total: $57,500

International Boarding
Tuition: $27,000
*Other Required Fees: $38,725
Total: $65,725

*Please see the chart below for a list of items included in the Required Fees.

** Most of our international students stay with friends, family, or guardians within the USA during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks as the campus completely shuts down.  Local families are BHS approved families (not friends, relatives, or guardians of the international student) that the school has to find for international students to stay with during Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks only.  International students may still be required to come out of pocket on expenses during these school breaks once local BHS hosting is arranged.  Funds allocated for this service may not be transferred to any other student or family organized arrangements for these, or any other school breaks or holidays.  The winter break is not included in the Extended Boarding Program.  Hosting can be arranged during the winter break, however, the international family will have to cover all associated costs.

Tuition Refund Plan
Families will be required to participate in the Tuition Refund Plan if tuition is not paid in full before August 1st (traditional admissions), or before the first day the student is scheduled to start school (rolling admissions).  The Tuition Refund Plan amount is determined by your residential status.  Please contact the Office of Admissions with any additional questions.

Cost of Tuition Refund Plan and Administrative Fees
Domestic Day: $2,190
Domestic Boarding: $3,300
International Boarding: $3,629

 

 

 

Brandon Hall operates as a tuition-driven school with additional funds generated through its Annual Giving program. Tuition is payable in accordance with the terms outlined in the enrollment contract.

Tuition Cost (based on residential status):

Domestic Day: $27,000

Domestic Boarding: $52,850
International Boarding: $59,100

 

Brandon Hall’s approach to financial aid is quite simple. We want to offer “mission fit” students that may not have the financial means to attend BHS, the opportunity to be educated in an environment that prepares students for college, embraces diversity, celebrates students’ strengths, encourages athleticism, the arts, and creativity while fostering global citizenship. In order to help families to attend Brandon Hall, we offer various types of financial aid assistance at our school.


Need-Based Aid

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) By NAIS in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Brandon Hall's code for the SSS is 1791.

Applying for Need Based Financial Aid is a self-managed process. The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need, but work quickly as we use a first-come, first-served method to grant aid to students.

Steps to Apply:

  • You will need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. We ask families to upload it into the portal; however, if you are having problems uploading the document, please feel free to email your taxes to Mrs. Kirsten Knowles Perdue at kperdue@brandonhall.org. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process.
  • Complete the Parents' Financial Aid Statement (PFS). Please note that if you are applying for aid for multiple children, you will only need to complete one form. You must list our SSS School Code in order for us to obtain the document. Brandon Hall's School Code is 1791.

Important Deadlines:

Returning Students

  • January 31 - Deadline for all Parent Financial Statements (PFS) and supporting documents to be turned in. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for the second round of financial aid eligibility if there is remaining need-based aid.
  • February 16 - Re-enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid decisions are sent.
  • March 4 - Enrollment Contracts and deposits are due.

New Students

  • March 4 - Deadline for all Parent Financial Statements (PFS) and supporting documents to be turned in. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered for the second round of financial aid eligibility if there is remaining need-based aid.

To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point, but also consider our school policy, practices, and available budget. Because our financial aid budget is limited, the financial aid we may offer does not meet the demonstrated need documented by SSS, but achieves the goal of decreasing the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of tuition.

Families will receive notification of their child’s financial aid award along with the acceptance letter, provided the financial aid application has been completed. The offer is valid until the date listed on the award letter and confirmed once the school receives the student’s signed contract and non-refundable tuition deposit.

Make sure you apply for the right year! The PFS is only available if you are applying for financial aid for the (2017-18) academic year. Brandon Hall's code for the SSS is 1791.

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Refer a Family

For our current families that want to save money on tuition, we have the perfect solution! Refer a family that is accepted and enrolls at BHS and receive a credit of $1,000 off of your tuition. This process is very easy:

  1. Refer a family to Brandon Hall School.
  2. When the potential family is completing the application, the MUST put the currents BHS student's names as the referral source. If your child's name is omitted, it will not count as a referral.
  3. The family must be accepted at Brandon Hall.
  4. The family must enroll at Brandon Hall before the deadline on the enrollment agreement. An enrolled students has submitted their executed contract AND paid the full tuition deposit.

Other rules and restrictions may apply. Please contact the Office of Admission for additional rules and restrictions.


GOAL Scholarship

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program provides tuition scholarships to children who desire to attend private K-12 schools. When making application to a participating school for receipt of a GOAL Scholarship, families must provide proof of eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to receive a GOAL Scholarship, a student must meet all eligibility requirements contained in the law under which we operate, and must meet all admission requirements set by the GOAL participating school and must go through the school's application process before receiving a scholarship.

The law under which this program operates defines student eligibility as follows:

  • To qualify for receipt of a scholarship, a student must be a Georgia resident who is currently enrolled in, and has attended a Georgia secondary or primary public school for a least 6 weeks* immediately prior to receiving a scholarship or tuition grant under this law, or who is eligible to enroll in a qualified Pre-K4, Kindergarten, or 1st grade program.

*The six week attendance requirement may be waived in the following cases:

  1. A student is or would be assigned to a public school that the Office of Student Achievement determines to be a low-performing school based on the school attendance zone of his or her primary residence, or
  2. A student is the subject of officially documented cases of school based physical violence or student related verbal abuse threatening physical harm, or
  3. A student was enrolled in an official home study program for at least one year immediately prior to receiving a scholarship or tuition grant under this law.

Under the guidelines, the maximum scholarship is subject to change annually. In order to validate the family’s adjusted gross income, parents are required to provide the school copies of the first two pages of their most recently filed federal income tax return.

Once a student is accepted to Brandon Hall, has indicated an interest in the scholarship, and has been deemed eligible, the school will submit a scholarship recommendation to GOAL for its consideration and approval. Awards are subject to the availability of designated scholarship funds and the adherence by the student and parents to all applicable school policies. Parents must reapply annually.


Education Loan Programs for Private/Independent K-12 Schools

K-12 Education Loans are available through third-party providers. Several lenders make loans available to parents to help them finance the cost of a private school education (K-12) for their children. Applying for K-12 Education Loans is a self-managed process. Some common providers include:

Required Fees for All Students

Optional Fees for All Students

Other Services

Laptops

All students are required to have a laptop to complete their courses. Below are the basic recommended device configurations for participation in core courses. A heavy-duty case is recommended for durability.

Uniforms

Effective for the school year 2017-2018, Brandon Hall School will be utilizing Educational Outfitters as their exclusive uniform provider. Uniforms may be purchased from http://atlanta.educationaloutfitters.com/ starting in June 2017.

Learning Support Center

Our Learning Support Center is an elective service for any student who will benefit from additional content-specific and skills-based intervention. These services include:

  • Increased reading comprehension skills
  • Enhancement of writing and composition skills
  • Remediation and support of Math, English, Science, History and Foreign Language skills
  • Additional instruction and collaboration to support existing course work
  • Application of in-depth study skills

English as a Second Language

For students who do not use English as their primary language, Brandon Hall offers English I, English II, and English III classes. The classes are developmentally based and designed to help students refine their English skills so they may join our college preparatory courses.

  • English I - Meets three periods a day with a distinct central focus for each class consisting of reading, written language, and oral communication.
  • English II - Meets two periods a day with reading and oral communication covered in one class and writing in the other.
  • English III - Students combine all aspects of English into one class per day. The curriculum of each English class is rigorous and meets the demanding requirements of the university curriculum.

E-Learning

The E-Learning program provides blended instruction under the supervision of faculty utilizing both in class supervision combined with the E-learning platform. E-Learning is ideal for students who are interested in learning opportunities not available in our curriculum and for students needing to recover credits due to missed or incomplete work or to add to partial transfer credits.

Textbooks

Students may choose to have electronic textbooks or hardcover textbooks. Please notify the school at the time of your enrollment as to the student’s textbook preference.

Tuition Refund Plan

Families will be required to participate in the Tuition Refund Plan if tuition is not paid in full before August 1st (traditional admissions), or before the first day the student is scheduled to start school (rolling admissions). The Tuition Refund Plan amount is determined by your residential status.

 

Cost of Tuition Refund Plan and Administrative Fees
Domestic Day: $2,080
Domestic Boarding: $3,114
International Boarding: $3,364