Tuition and Financial Aid

Each year Christ School invests in its students by allotting a portion of its budget to financial aid. In doing so, the school enrolls a population of students representative of the diverse world in which we live. The primary objective of Christ School’s financial aid program is to attract and enroll families and students who might otherwise not consider Christ School due to financial reasons.

Funding a Christ School education can be more manageable than what it first appears. To discuss your situation or for more information, please contact:

Palmer Straughn
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
500 Christ School Road 
Arden, NC 28704
(800) 422-3212


- Admission Decisions and Financial Aid decisions are made separately

- Financial Aid Awards are granted each year

- Financial Aid Renewals are based on continued demonstrated need

- Boarding Students receive $34,043 on average*

*Financial aid packages include both need-based and academic merit-based scholarships

Christ School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Learn more about applying for financial aid

Headmaster's Scholarship Program

Krieger Leadership Scholars


2024-2025 Tuition

Boarding Students

Domestic Tuition, Room & Board - $67,925

International Tuition, Room & Board* - $72,610

*Inclusive of other fees such as airport shuttles, room and board over short breaks, visa support, and more

Day Students

Tuition - $34,775

Other Expenses

Books $400-$500*
Weekly allowance $20-$30*

Evening Supported Study Hall (ESSH) - $1,350 per semester (This is an optional expense. More information on ESSH is available through the Admission Office)

*Fees for books and allowances are estimates.

Learning Resource Program

$3,850 per year

Financial Aid

Merit-Based Assistance

Christ School offers a limited number of generous scholarships through its Headmaster’s Scholarship Program. Students must be nominated for the The Headmaster’s Scholarship, which is based solely on merit.

Candidates who are interested in the Headmaster’s Scholarship Program must meet certain criteria in order to be considered. Achievement in academics, athletics, extracurricular participation, and community service are all ways a student might qualify for consideration. Ultimately, this program ensures that we will continue to enroll exceptional young men, each of whom will enrich the Christ School community.

Learn more about the Headmaster's Scholarship Program here.


Need-Based Assistance

Christ School is proud to offer need-based financial assistance to families who qualify.

Tuition Assistance is based solely on demonstrated need. A candidate’s family must provide detailed financial information which is analyzed by School and Student Services by NAIS for Financial Aid and Christ School's financial aid office. Because financial aid funds are limited, not all families who demonstrate need will receive assistance. All families are welcome to apply.

Apply for Need-Based Aid

Monthly Payment Plan

To assist families, Christ School offers a 10-month payment plan. Payments begin July 1, with nine subsequent payments due the 1st of each month thereafter.

For more information including forms, deadlines, and mailing addresses, reach out to Palmer Straughn (, Director of Admission and Financial Aid.