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Tuition and Fees

Tuition at Bridgedale Academy

Bridgedale Academy student-athletes are part and parcel of a vision where hockey, academics and quality of character are merged into a single unified goal, i.e. to develop strong, confident, independent young men.

Enrollment at Bridgedale Academy is by invitation only and each grade level is strictly limited to 16 or fewer student-athletes.

Tuition (i.e. including financial assistance scholarships) at Bridgedale Academy is determined on a case-by-case basis. In making this determination, a number of relevant factors are considered:

  1. The ability of a prospective student-athlete’s family to pay, including whether a financial assistance scholarship is warranted;
  2. Quality of character demonstrated by the student-athlete, both academically and as a competitive athlete; and
  3. Character references from teachers and coaches.


Tuition and Tuition Assistance Information Request

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There is a combined jersey/book fee.

Replacement Jerseys


Financial Assistance

Scholarships and financial assistance are available through Bridgedale Academy. These are considered on a case-by-case basis and are based on a number of factors, including:

the family’s ability or inability to afford Bridgedale’s full tuition;
the references given on behalf of a prospective student-athlete’s quality-of-character; and
how the student-athlete interacts academically and athletically on his shadow day.

To inquire further about Bridgedale’s tuition, scholarships and financial assistance, see “Affording the Bridgedale Academy Experience” below, or call Mr. McPartlin at 708-712-5079.

Prerequisites for Enrollment

To be eligible for early enrollment for the 2024-25 school year, an applicant must:

Have created his/her password-protected Gradelink account through Bridgedale Academy and filled in all required information, including all .pdf forms;
Have completed the FACTS Tuition Assistance Assessment application (if financial aid is being requested);
Provide references (both athletic and academic);
Participate in a Shadow Day; and
Have an In-Person Interview with the Headmaster (these interviews are usually conducted the same day as the Shadow Day).

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Note that a $5000 non-refundable deposit is required to hold an applicant’s spot for the 2024-25 school year. This deposit is applied toward the first tuition payment. Various tuition payment plans are available:

Plan A
Plan A

Receive a 5% Discount

Pay in Full by February 1, 2024 for a 5% Discount

Plan B
Plan B

Receive a 2.5% Discount

Half Down by February 1 and Balance paid by Aug 1 – Receive a 2.5% Discount

Plan C
Plan C

Receive a 1.25% Discount

Four Installments (Feb 1, Aug 1, Oct 1 and Dec 1) – Receive 1.25% Discount

Monthly Plan
Monthly Plan

Pay Monthly

Pay deposit and then sign up to pay monthly through FACTS and stretch payments out over time

(Note: all monthly plans must be completed by February of 2025)

Affording the Bridgedale Academy Experience

A key part of Bridgedale’s mission is to provide financial assistance to qualified student-athletes whose families might otherwise not be able to provide the Bridgedale experience for their children. We therefore have a need-based Tuition Assistance Program to increase the pool of qualified candidates who can attend Bridgedale.

Bridgedale utilizes FACTS Management Company to process its tuition assistance applications. Families seeking tuition assistance should register on-line and then follow the prompts and instructions for Grants & Aid. Certain documentation must be supplied to FACTS to complete this process. FACTS then analyzes the application and documentation and gives Bridgedale Academy its assessment based on certain proven methodologies it utilizes. The goal of these assessments is to help families afford the Bridgedale experience and results can vary from simply setting up a month-to-month payment plan to various percentages of tuition and fees covered. Any grants awarded would reflect the requests of the family as well as assessment of financial need. All applications to receive financial assistance are kept in the strictest confidence.

Questions regarding tuition assistance see our FAQs About Financial Assistance and Regarding Tuition Assistance.