Tuition & Financial Aid

Oratory Preparatory School is dedicated to attracting and maintaining a well-rounded and highly capable student body, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. We do this through a number of different means: payment plans, scholarships, and financial aid. 

Tuition and Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

• Tuition & Fees: $27,350
• Registration Fee: $300
Total: $27,650*
*All students are required to have a laptop/tablet computer that meets Oratory Prep's network specifications.
Payment Options
Oratory Prep offers 4 different types of payment plans: Full Payment, Half Payment, Quarterly Payment and Ten Payment.
Merit Scholarships (9th Grade Applicants)
Applicants may also compete for one of several merit scholarships. These scholarships are for students who have shown exemplary performance in the classroom and who demonstrate strong character and promise through their schoolwork, teacher recommendations, COOP/HSPT Admission Exam, and the Merit Scholarship Exam.
The Merit Scholarship Exam will be held at Oratory Prep on Saturday, November 18, 2023, and Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Merit Scholarship program is only for 8th grade students that have completed an online application for 9th grade at Oratory Prep, and 8th grade students currently attending Oratory Prep. The registration form will be added to your account in the MyOPS portal, and there will be a $55 fee. Registration will open in October.
Merit Scholarship Awards:
  • Bain-Gearin Merit Scholarship
  • Cardinal Newman Merit Scholarship
  • Head of School Award
Financial Aid
Financial aid at Oratory Prep is based on each family’s ability to pay. Families who would like to apply for financial assistance need to apply online each year. Financial assistance decisions are made independently of admission decisions; one is in no way affected by the other. Once accepted to Oratory Prep, financial aid candidates are then referred to the Financial Aid Committee, which determines each year whether a student has demonstrated financial need. 
The financial aid applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now available. Please click here. Incomplete applications or those received after the December 4, 2023 priority deadline are welcome with the understanding that financial aid funds may be expended by that time.
**Oratory Prep does not accept financial aid applications submitted through FACTS Tuition Management.**
Oratory Prep uses Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (BFAM, formerly called Smart Aid) to process financial aid applications. If you have not created a BFAM account with Oratory or any other school that uses BFAM, you will need to create a new account. Please note at this time, your MyOPS credentials cannot be used to access Blackbaud Financial Aid Management. That facility is currently under development. The credentials that you create for BFAM will only be used for Blackbaud Financial Aid Management. Please read through the instructions before starting the application process:
The following are a list of financial aid scholarships:
Michael Kontra '83
Memorial Scholarship
Michael Sullivan '87
Memorial Scholarship
The John and Patricia Manion
Memorial Scholarship
Luke Duffy '90
Memorial Scholarship
Leona Lennemann
Memorial Scholarship
Marilyn Ford
Memorial Scholarship
Bill Haley '76
Memorial Scholarship
James Murphy Jr.
Memorial Scholarship


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