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Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual.

Financial Aid

The McGillis School has a strong commitment to students with diverse economic and social backgrounds.  Every year, support from our Annual Gala and contributions from parents and friends make a McGillis School education possible for many students. 

Financial aid awards are granted every year based on a family’s ability to meet the cost of an independent school education.  These awards are not loans and do not need to be paid back.  This assistance is given to families who show financial need, defined as the difference between a child’s educational expenses and the family’s ability to contribute toward a child’s educational expenses.  

All financial information provided to The McGillis School is completely confidential.  Admission decisions are made independent of the financial aid award process.

Decisions are made by the Financial Aid Committee, as determined by the National Association of Independent School’s School and Student Services (SSS) third-party financial needs assessment. The McGillis School uses these recommendations for Financial Aid in determining eligibility for financial assistance.

To apply for financial aid, you will need to complete an online Parent Financial Statement (PFS) through SSS by February 27, 2017. Please be sure to enter The McGillis School SSS code: 4321. Applicants for financial aid are notified by mail of their award amount prior to committing to enrollment. For assistance, please call Marci Burk in our Business Office at 801-583-0094 ext. 109.

Information about the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship program from the Utah State Office of Education can be found at http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx