The price tag on a private education can sometimes rival a college tuition.
So, for parents who went to send their children to a private school without gutting their savings to cover an exorbitant price tag, there are elementary, middle and secondary schools in Greater Philadelphia that offer financial assistance to offset high-cost tuition, writes Alison Burdo in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Using data supplied by more than 50 local, independent private schools, the Philadelphia Business Journal determined which educational institutions offer the most financial aid. While 50 of the 51 schools surveyed indicated they provide financial aid, just 23 provided more details – like the percentage of its students to receive some type of assistance during the 2017-18 school year.
The Gladwyne Montessori School, which has 227 students, and 20 percent of those students receive aid. Holy Child School at Rosemont, with 319 students, provided 20 percent of those students aid.
In Conshohocken, AIM Academy, a first through 12th school, gave 21 percent of their 344 students aid. And the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, a preK to 12th school, gave 26 percent of their students financial assistance.
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