Affording OES

OES is committed to embracing diversity of all kinds. We seek students who will thrive in a challenging academic environment regardless of a family's ability to pay tuition. OES awarded more than $2.9 million in need-based financial aid to over 20% of our day and boarding students for the 2017-18 school year. Financial Aid awards are grants and, therefore, do not need to be re-paid.

Although the School's resources do not allow us to meet all requests each year, no family should hesitate to apply because of limited financial resources.

Will I qualify for financial aid?

Financial situations vary so widely among families that we can only assess eligibility with a completed application. Below are average awards and tuition paid for the 2017-18 OES Financial Aid recipients. This chart may be inaccurate for families with non-retirement assets (home equity, investments, stocks/bonds, rental home equity, etc) valued over $200,000. Families with high assets should contact our office for a discussion on your potential financial aid award.

One Child at OES
(No other children in tuition charging school/college/daycare)

Families with only one child at OES (and any siblings do not attend a tuition charging school/daycare) often qualify for aid with incomes up to $150,000. Families above this income threshold may want to contact our office to determine if other circumstances in their financial picture may qualify them for an award.

Income range avG % of tuition
average tuition paid
$0 - $51,999 90% $2,911
$52,000 - $89,999 74% $7,125
$90,000 - $150,000 37% $18,840

Two or more children at OES
(Or another tuition charging school/college/daycare)

Families supporting two or more children at OES (or one child at OES and another in a tuition charging school/college or daycare) and incomes up to $250,000 should consider applying for financial aid. If one of your children is attending another private school and/or college, you are required to also apply for financial aid at the other institution.


Income range avG % of tuition
average tuition paid
per student at oes
$0 - $51,999 93% $1,815
$52,000 - $89,999 84% $4,689
$90,000 - $149,999 57% $11,216
$150,000 - $189,999 30% $19,350
$190,000 - $250,000 28% $22,880

Income Range includes both taxable and non-taxable income. (This is not the AGI on your tax return.)

Additional financial assistance offered to all families qualifying for financial aid:

  • 10-month no interest/fee payment plans
  • 50% discount on Extension (after-school program, grades PK – 5)

  • 50% discount on OES bus transportation
  • 50% discount on textbooks (Grades 6-12)
  • Need-based assistance for Winterim Trips (Grades 9-12)

Financial Aid Support

Jen Bash

Jen Bash

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid