Financial Assistance Philosophy
Harford Day School recognizes that funding an education is an investment that not all families are able to manage without some financial support.
Need-based financial assistance is available to mission-appropriate students whose families’ value an independent education and will support the policies of Harford Day School. While there is a limited amount of financial aid available, the School strives to meet the demonstrated needs of its current and prospective families.
Approximately 30% of our enrolled students receive some need-based financial assistance in the form of grants. Financial assistance is not a loan, and does not have to be repaid.
In addition to reviewing the financial aid application and several years of a family’s tax returns, the School also considers lifestyle choices and spending patterns as part of the award process. In fairness to all applicants, education must be a top priority over, for example, luxury cars, vacations, and club memberships.
All financial aid inquires and awards are kept in the strictest of confidence. This information is not shared with faculty or students. We request that families receiving aid keep the same confidence regarding aid and awards.
Harford Day School does not discriminate on the basis of color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.