Tuition and Financial Aid

At Gould Academy, we value education and know that many families do as well.

We want to help bridge the financial gap, to make Gould more accessible. Thanks to the generosity of parents, alumni, and friends of the school, nearly 25 percent of Gould families receive awards that total nearly $3 million.

Financial Aid is awarded on a basis of need, as proven through our partner, School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS). [The Gould Academy code is 3460.]

Additionally, Gould has three Merit awards, given to students who go above and beyond, and who meet certain criteria. Families who qualify for Financial Aid may also be awarded Merit Aid in some circumstances.

Tuition and Fees

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  • 2023-2024 Tuition*

    • Boarding Students: $71,000
    • Day Students: $53,250
    *Tuition is approved annually by the Gould Academy Board of Trustees; the Board sets tuition for the next academic year in February.
  • Additional Program Fees

      Additional fees may include English Studies Program, Academic Skills Comprehensive Program, Winter Athletic Competition Program, Prep-Level Ski and Nordic Ski Program and International Student fees.  

      Admissions reps will review these fees during the admissions process, as applicable to each family.

    Financial Aid

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    • Financial Aid Process

      Gould families are asked to complete the Parent Financial Statement through NAIS, with all required documents, prior to the deadline. School and Student Services provide Gould with the Report of Family Income, which is used as a guide in determining the amount of financial assistance. In order to request Financial Aid for the next academic year, please follow the steps on, and note the important dates below.
    • Returning Families: January 15

      • 1040s and W2s for 2021 due by January 15
      • For family members who own their own business please submit your Schedule K, E and/or S4s, and any other related tax documents
      • May 1, for all 2021 tax documents, W2s, 1040s—sooner if possible
    • New Families: February 1

      • 1040s and W2s for 2021 due by February 1
      • For family members who own their own business, please submit your Schedule K, E and/or S4s and any other related tax documents
      • May 1 for all 2022 tax documents, W2s, 1040s—sooner if possible
    • Additional SSS Resources

      For SSS Customer Service, call 800-344-8328 or email
    • Important things to know

      • Gould only accepts electronic copies of the PFS and tax documents through SSS
      • New families have the option of writing a letter of request, which will be used in the initial conversations on Financial Aid.
      • New families receiving awards will be notified with their acceptance packets on March 10. In order to hold their Financial Aid award, families must enroll by April 10.
      • Returning families must complete the PFS every year in order to receive the same award amount (not percent discount) that they received the prior year. If a family has had a change in salary or expenses, the Financial Aid Committee asks that they write a letter explaining their request for a change in their award.
      • Returning family awards will be updated as needed, and the family will be notified of their award with their re-enrollment agreement. In order to hold this amount, families must enroll their student by the set date per their enrollment agreement.
      • Gould’s process allows for a single appeal per year. Families are asked to complete this appeal application and return to the Admissions Office along with the Expense and Benefit Form and any required documentation. The appeal process will begin upon receipt of this form.
      • The Financial Aid Committee is made up of the Director of Admissions, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement, Head of School, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Financial Aid
    To learn more about requirements, meeting needs, evaluation of needs, the award process, please contact anyone in our Admissions team.

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    • Photo of Deanne Bodemer

      Deanne Bodemer 

      Admissions Coordinator
      (207) 824-7710
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    • Photo of Otis Bryant

      Otis Bryant 

      History Teacher and Admissions Associate
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    • Photo of Marcy LaVallee

      Marcy LaVallee 

      Associate Director of Admissions
      (207) 824-7732
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      Greg Miller 

      Associate Director of Admissions, Financial Aid Coordinator
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    Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.