Financial Aid

Here at Sparhawk School, we are committed to making independent progressive education a reality for as many students as possible. Therefore we have created a financial aid program that enables qualified students from all socio-economic, cultural and racial groups to attend. In fact, 24% of Sparhawk families have received financial aid rewards.

Our financial aid program is aligned completely with our vision as a school: We seek kind & compassionate students with academic excellence who are active in their school and global community. At Sparhawk, we strive to create a diverse school community that closely mirrors that which they will graduate into.

Evaluating Need & Parent Obligations

Financial aid is based on substantial, documented financial need. We believe that parents who choose private school education have an obligation to finance it to the extent that they can. That includes the expectation that each parent in a family will work, or that the family will use all other financial resources and tools at their disposal to pay the tuition.

If you believe that your family will qualify for financial aid, and it is the only way that your child can have access to private school education, please call our financial office for more information. To begin the financial aid process, please send the following to the Financial Aid Committee, Sparhawk School, 4 Noel Street, Amesbury, MA 01913.

  • Sparhawk School Financial Aid Application
  • A copy of your two most recent IRS tax returns (such as Form(s)1040, with appropriate schedules
  • Copies of all W-2 and 1099 form(s)
  • Business Tax returns if self-employed for past two years

Section 529 Tax Plan


As of 2018, the term “qualified higher education expense” includes up to $10,000 in annual expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.