FAQ

Meridian accepts applications for grades 6 through 10. Below are some questions and answers for families interested in applying.

How do we apply?

Applications and a schedule of the application process are available and can be downloaded here.

Who is a good candidate for Meridian Academy?

The academy curriculum places an emphasis on gaining skills and understandings and then putting them to use. If you are a curious and enthusiastic learner (or want to become one!), if you want to work on problems in depth and take initiative, if you want to work with other students in a respectful and informal environment, if you want to discover connections between ideas, if you want to figure out how your learning can assist you in understanding and becoming a positive part of your world, then you and Meridian Academy are probably a good match!

Admissions will be based on a student's ability to take advantage of and contribute to the program and on our commitment to serving a diverse student body. Applicants should be open to new experiences and to using their knowledge in original and creative ways.

Where do Meridian Academy students come from?

Meridian serves a geographically, economically, and racially diverse community.

65% of our students come from public schools, 30% come from independent schools, and 5% were home-schooled prior to attending Meridian.

Meridian Students' Come From:
Arlington
Boston
    Brighton
    Dorchester
    East Boston
    Hyde Park
    Jamaica Plain
    Mattapan
    Roslindale
    Roxbury
    South End
    West Roxbury
Brookline
Cambridge
Dedham
Milton
Needham
Newton
Randolph
Revere
Somerville
Watertown
Wellesley
Weymouth
Winthrop

Sending Schools:
Academy of the Pacific Rim
Acera School
Adams Montessori
Advent School
Atrium School
Angier School (Newton)
Bates School (Roslindale)
Beacon Academy
Boston Arts Academy
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Boston Latin Academy
Boston Latin School
Boston Preparatory Charter School
Boston Renaissance Charter School
Brown Middle School (Newton)
Cambridge Friends School
Colegio Teizcali (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Cummings School (Winthrop)
Day Middle School (Newton)
Dedham Middle School
Devotion School (Brookline)
East Somerville Community School
F. D. Roosevelt School (Hyde Park)
Haley School (Roslindale)
Hennigan School (Jamaica Plain)
High Rock School (Needham)
Home-schooled
Hurley School (South End)
Jackson School (Allston)

Kennedy Longfellow School (Cambridge)
Lee Elementary School
Lincoln School (Brookline)
Manning School (J.P.)
Mary E. Curley School (J.P.)
Mason Rice Elementary (Newton)
Mission Hill Pilot School
Murphy School (Boston)
The Neighborhood School (J.P.)
Neighborhood House Charter School
Newton North High School
Ottoson School (Arlington)
Perry School (South Boston)
Pierce School (Brookline)
Philbrick School (Roslindale)
Roxbury Latin School
Roxbury Prep
St. John School
St. Patrick's School (Roxbury)
Sumner School (Roslindale)
Thacher Montessori
Tucker School (Milton)
Underwood School (Newton)
Up Academy of Boston
Voorheesviille Secondary School (N.Y.)
Watertown Middle School
Winship Elementary (Brighton)
Winthrop Middle School

Woodstock Elementary (N.Y.)
Young Achievers Pilot School (J.P.)

How much is tuition?

It is a goal of Meridian Academy to maintain a tuition that is substantially less than typical independent secondary schools. Our tuition for Division 1 students for the 2014-15 school year is $23,980. While this tuition is at least $18,000 less than that at many other schools in the area, it is still out of reach for many families. Economic diversity is a crucial component of our mission. Please apply for financial aid if you cannot afford the full tuition. Both partial and full scholarships are available. To apply for financial aid, complete the financial aid application online through the School and Student Service (SSS) at http://sssbynais.org/parents/apply and click on the button that says "COMPLETE YOUR PFS" to start the process (use school code #3702). Financial aid will be more readily available for families applying on time for a March decision.

What is the schedule for applicants?

Please click here to learn more about our schedule and consult our application materials for a more detailed schedule.

 

Meridian Academy admits students of any race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.