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Affording a SEM Education

We understand that a SEM education is an investment and the decision to apply and to enroll has many factors.

At SEM your daughter will be free to unabashedly excel, explore, to question, to create to try, and yes, to fail. She will build character, gain confidence and develop life and leadership skills. She will learn how to succeed at college and life beyond.

We provide both merit and need based assistance to qualified students. Find a list of Named & Merit Scholarship Opportunities here.

2019-2020

Day Tuition
$22,560 (Lunch included)

Residential Tuition
$47,340 (5-day boarding)
$54,340 (7-day boarding)

Technology Fee
$545

Playing for a SEM team is free except there are small fees for individual student membership in national organizations for bowling, crew, sailing, and squash.

Payment Options

Payments made in full receive a .5% discount if paid with check/cash/automated clearing house (ACH); also offered are payment plans 2 halves or 9 direct withdrawls from a bank account each month from July to March.

Financial Aid
We believe that all students should have the ability to consider an independent-school education to further their lifelong academic goals. We strive to help every qualified applicant afford a four-year education at SEM. Although we do not have the ability to award aid to everyone, we make every effort to offer assistance to as many deserving students as possible. The amount of the financial award depends solely upon the financial resources of the family.

Click here to apply for financial aid.

To be considered for financial aid and scholarships in the first round of admissions we recommend your application be completed in December.

 


A source of the value of SEM is in our curriculum and our faculty. Our students regularly place out of college 1st year requirements.

Our daughter Alicia, enrolled as a computer science major at the University of Virginia, went from taking a required assessment to determine which freshman-level programming course was appropriate, to being directed to take a placement exam, which resulted in placing out of the first year courses altogether.

 Alicia can now move forward in her studies and incorporate more advanced electives as a part of fulfilling the degree program requirements. We credit SEM with offering programming courses that not only sparked her interest in computer science, but gave her the tools to get ahead.

Natalia Land P'19