Tuition and Financial Aid

The White Mountain School seeks intellectually motivated students of strong character to apply. For the 2020-2021 academic year, boarding tuition is $65,900 and day student tuition is $35,000.

Additional Costs and Fees
General Student Fee
  • Boarding Student Fee: $750
  • Day Student Fee: $500
  • Tuition refund insurance: 4.5% of tuition
The Learning Center
  • Academic Coaching: $9,750/year
  • Evening Assisted Study Hall: $5,000/year
International Student Program
  • ESL : $7,775
  • International Student Fee: $1,100
    *Fee includes I-20 paperwork, homestay assistance for short breaks and programming support.
  • International Student Health Insurance: $1,880 (10 months)
Other Expenses
  • Student spending accounts
  • Some optional extracurricular activities
Financial Aid 
Financial Aid is available to a wide range of families. We highly encourage families who think they may need some assistance to families who think they would need full assistance to apply for financial aid. WMS works with School and Student Services by NAIS to help determine a family's need. SSS by NAIS makes a recommended family contribution, which we use as a guide when awarding individual financial aid packages. The School and Student Service professionals are highly accessible to support you through any of their web site functions. We are always happy to speak to families about the affordability of WMS and how we serve our families. Please reach out to Peter Wickman, Director of Admission and Financial Aid ( with any questions.

How to apply for financial aid

Families may apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year starting Nov. 1, 2020.

January 31: Submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on School and Student Services by NAIS. You will be asked to create an account, include our school code (8194) and submit a processing fee ($35 for online submissions, $47 for submissions by mail). To be considered in first-round application decisions (i.e. a decision by March 10), SSS by NAIS must receive the PFS no later than January 31. We recommend utilizing the online option in order to reduce SSS processing time.

By March 1: Through SSS by NAIS, submit a signed copy of your 1040 federal tax return form and associated schedules, W-2 forms, and the SSS Business and Farm Schedule, if applicable. (You will be able to track the receipt of documents and monitor your application progress.) To ensure a response in the first-round application decision, submit these forms no later than March 1. Please do not mail tax documents to WMS. 

The financial aid amount awarded to an admitted student will be indicated on the contract that accompanies the acceptance letter. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Peter Wickman, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, at 603.444.2928 x248 or
Note: The I-20 is issued to international students after receipt of full payment and signed enrollment agreement.


371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for students grades 9-12/PG.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The White Mountain School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Specific questions regarding Title IX should be directed to the School's Title IX coordinator at Specific questions regarding Section 504 should be addressed to the School's Section 504 coordinator at