Tuition & Financial Aid



Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $57,000 for a boarding student and $35,000 for a day student. The fee covers room, board, academic study, basic materials for courses, lab fees, field trips, tickets to cultural events, athletics (including ski passes) and programs and activities held on campus.

Books, All-School Trip fees, laundry fees, supplemental art supplies, spending money and travel fees are the responsibility of the family.


To make a payment online:

Financial Aid

Buxton is committed to empowering our students by creating opportunities for academic, personal and artistic growth. We use our financial aid platform to provide these opportunities to those students who would not otherwise be able to access them. Fifty percent of our student body currently receives financial aid.

The funding process begins in February, and consists of two key parts:

  • Parents must submit a completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), a current tax return and all schedules to the School & Student Services by NAIS portal at
  • Parents must also submit a formal written request to for financial aid to Buxton. This document can be mailed to our business address or emailed to The request must include your specific circumstances and state how much you can afford to pay for tuition.

Together, these documents provide a basis for review by the financial aid committee. Financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions.



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    Roy Malone New York, NY
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  • “I chose Buxton over public school because I think I function better in a smaller environment. You’re able to get to know students and faculty on a deeper level, which is rare.”
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