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Affording Packer

Ensuring that a Packer education is accessible to students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds is a longstanding commitment of our School.

Packer challenges students to develop talents, pursue aspirations and become empathetic, responsible, globally minded individuals, and is firmly committed to creating a diverse community. We realize that to achieve these goals, all students and their families, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, must be able to participate fully in the Packer experience. We further recognize that there are additional costs, beyond tuition and fees, associated with the exceptional education that Packer provides, and we are dedicated to assisting all qualifying families with those costs so that every student can benefit from all that Packer has to offer, both on and beyond campus. 

We designate a higher percentage of our operating budget for financial aid — 18% — than many of our peer schools. In the 2019-20 school year, we awarded over $9 million in tuition assistance to over 25% of our students.

Independent School Financial Aid Workshop

How does financial aid work? What is included and how can I apply? How are award amounts determined?

On Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm, join independent school admissions and financial aid experts from Packer, as well as Berkeley Carroll, Brooklyn Heights Montessori, Brooklyn Friends, Poly Prep and Saint Ann’s to answer these questions and more. 

Held at Poly Prep Lower School at 50 Prospect Park West, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Our Commitment

Packer granted over $9 million of financial aid for the 2019-20 school year. This represents one of the largest percentages of a school’s annual operating budget in New York City.  

If you have questions about affording Packer, we are here to help you.

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