Affording Thacher

We strongly believe that a student’s power to access a world-class boarding school education shouldn’t be limited by their family’s ability to pay full tuition.

We know that the decision to enroll is a major financial commitment for every family and represents a major investment in their child’s future.

We’re proud to offer a robust and equitable financial aid program, which allows us to enroll highly qualified students regardless of family resources. We know that having a thriving community of students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds enriches the educational experience of all members of the student body and prepares them to succeed in the wider world beyond Thacher. Our ultimate objectives: Maintain an economically diverse student population and ensure that the full rewards of a Thacher education are accessible to families at every income level.

—Blossom Beatty Pidduck CdeP 1992

The Thacher community draws much of its power from diversity—of all sorts. Our investment in financial aid assures that what our students have in common isn’t the ability to pay for a Thacher education, but the desire to work together, guided by shared values, and expanded selves capable of serving a world in need.

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