This page was updated Dec. 2023.
Wellesley, Mass. is home to four private schools—Dana Hall; St. John School; Star Academy; and Tenacre Country Day School.
Tuition costs range from $11,500/year for St. John School on up to $71,748/year for boarding students at Dana Hall.
Dana Hall School — grades 5 – 12
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482-9010
An independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12 (boarding begins grade 9). Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $58,190 for day students and $71,748 for boarding students. There are additional fees for horseback riding lessons, private music instruction and any outside, private academic tutoring, if needed. 25% of students receive financial aid. The average grant is $59,944 for boarding students and $35,072 for day students.
St. John School — pre-school through grade 6
9 Ledyard Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
The school teaches students within an atmosphere of Christian concern, commitment, and dedication to service. Tuition for the 2023-24 school year for K-6 students is $11,500. St. John also has a pre-school program. See Wellesley pre-schools here.
Star Academy—pre-school through grade 8
10 Atwood St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Star Academy’s goal is to maximize students’ academic and physical education opportunities during school time, so that families can have their evenings and weekends free to enjoy being together. Star Academy also has a pre-school program. See Wellesley pre-schools here.
Tuition for grades K-12 is $20,700 annually. An after-care program and activities are priced separately.
Tenacre Country Day School—pre-school through grade 6
78 Benvenue Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
A private, coed school for pre-kindergarten to grade 6. Tenacre offers a dynamic and exciting environment in which children progressively develop critical thinking skills, become confident and joyful learners, and move forward into higher education and life as caring citizens.
2023-24 Comprehensive Tuition includes: tuition, materials, books, supplies, field trips, assemblies, mid-morning snack, and lunch (for grades K–6, Monday through Thursday). Tuition ranges from $36,520 for kindergarten up to 46,520 for grade 6.
Tenacre also has a pre-school program. See Wellesley pre-schools here.