Over 20 GREAT Tuition-Free Schools

“Free is in everyone’s budget, but when someone really needs something to be free in order for him or her to be successful, then free is the best thing out there. All children do not need an education, they need a GOOD education. Some children are unable to go to school for free, so when free crops up for a free education for a child, we need to jump on the chance. Included in this list are some schools founded by some extremely generous and caring  individuals who had and continue to have a heart for children.

De Marillac Academy

This school was founded in 2001 and is tuition-free for low income families. The school utilizes state-of-the-art technology to reduce costs, such as an online grader, and passes these benefits to the students (parents). The Daughters of Charity and De La Salle Christian Brothers are both co-sponsors, but all donations are welcome. The school is located in one of San Francisco California’s most violent and poorest neighborhoods, but this school is a beacon of light for the children in the community. The quality of education is high and the school boasts a high graduation rate. De Marillac’s academic program emphasizes reading, writing, English, math, science and social studies.

Epiphany School

Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. The school is full-service, meaning they provide medical and social services for the children as well as psychological counseling and immunizations. Epiphany provides the children with three meals a day and even fits them for glasses, if needed. The school’s motto is, “Never Give Up On A Child.”

Milton Hershey School

Today, Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income, limited resources, and social need. As the name suggests, the school is in Hershey, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey.

Regis High School

Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition-free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential.

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

A full scholarship boarding school which accepts students from across the U.S. It’s an alternative residential high school for kids that were not successful in the traditional high school setting. The school is located in Estes Park, Colorado. Students pursue their academics, but are also exposed to the outdoors. Some of Eagle Rock graduates have attended wonderful colleges and universities like Maryville College and the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduating from college some of the Eagle Rock alumni have gone back to Eagle Rock to teach.

The Hadley School for the Blind

William Hadley founded this school in 1920 along with Dr. E.V.L. Brown. Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition to blindness professionals. Today, Hadley is the largest provider of distance education for people who are blind or visually impaired around the world. It serves more that 10,000 students annually in 50 states and 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide. The school is located in Winnetka, Illinois.

Barclay College

All resident students automatically receive an $11,000 full-tuition scholarship upon acceptance. College supporters fund the full-tuition scholarship so students may graduate with an excellent Christian education without the weight of debt.

University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints. The school was founded in 2009 and is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP….” continue reading on Resumes For Children.


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