HS hockey in the Midwest is even cheaper, like dirt cheap, and still a viable path to juniors. Lot of HS kids out of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan get drafted into Tier 1&2. Just need to supplement the season with before/after teams that play in the showcase events to get your kid looks. The Midwest NAHL teams all sponsor B/A teams. Even then, AAA hockey in the Midwest isn't terrible depending on the program. I know several places where it is $7500 plus billet of $350-$400 per month and the player open enrolls into very solid public schools.
Beginning to think the sport would be much, much better off if everything returned to HS hockey. Minnesota has it right. Play HS hockey and supplement with B/A teams, HS Elite League, High Performance League, etc.
The impending economic collapse facing this country will force this transition.
Bottom line...if the school likes your kid (and his game), you'll get an offer. However not all prep schools coaches have the last say, some of them are told not to not even approach admissions for a kid they want, some say: "you can have have 1 kid" who is borderline academically - depends on the school. My son is an average hockey player but a great student in terms of academics and extracurriculars (90% being sports). Of the schools he applied to it was a mixed bag of: Denial (1); Waitlist; In with zero aid and In with 60-70% aid.
The fact is...there is no formula to crack from what I've seen with my kids. If they like your kid, they'll find the money but will NEVER call it a sports scholarship.
Good luck in your quest.
If you decided that, because of how special your child is, you would not send your bender to any prep school who did not give a full, 100% paid, scholarship/aid package, despite your substantial wealth, you child's chances of going to Prep school would be substantially diminished.
In contrast, if you applied as a full pay applicant, your talented einstein/crosby bender would have a much higher likelihood of attending a Prep school.
Despite the obvious preference that everyone has to pay less, rather than more, many, many parents are willing to pay full freight to provide an enhanced experience for their child. This is evidenced by the college admissions scandal where parents paid up to $500K to bribe their kids into the college of their choice.
Talented kids are not in short supply, and neither are families who have resources they are willing to expend.
We found offers all over the place from different schools. My wife and I make good money (240). We have 2 in college and plenty of bills. Retirement is well funded. We received offers from zero to 40. We took a 35 offer to day school at an ISL school close to our house. We pay 23
ISL schools having access to other ISL school grant info doesn't seem right but I literally know nothing.
^ What? An insider at 4 different schools?
You need only do your research and ask questions about the process, like how they arrived at their grant number. Too many families take what is offered and do not ask for consideration. It might be a costly health condition, parental support, spousal support, a layoff, etc. You can even include the yearly amount your family spends on youth sports for all your kids. Everything is taken into consideration. You just have to be a willing parti****nt in the process. You know what else goes a long way? Making sure your kid reciprocates the school's interest with visits, zooms, and face to face dates with teachers, department heads, coaches, students and Alumni. If they can gauge that the family has a vested interest in the kids education and will be a willing parti****nt in the kid's years at the school then they will be more willing to accept the kid into the school and offer a decent grant.
Those Parents who want to simply sign a tuition check and drop the kid off in August, then are AWOL until May are not the kind of families they are looking to admit.
Some of you will burn countless hours online looking for "proof" to justify your flat earth beliefs but can't be bothered to research how to help your kid apply to Prep schools. Then you wonder why your kid gets waitlisted or your grant letter sucks.
But cool story bro, I'm an "insider".
Teet of govt. That says it all. Thanks for playing Q.
This is the type of donkey who follows anything Tucker spits out then calls others sheep. Lumps Prep school families into two groups, those that can't afford it but still send their kids, and those that are filthy rich and tuition is a drop in the bucket.
Both are either stupid or elitest. Stop me when I'm wrong
Life must be bliss for a simpleton like yourself.
Happy vs Mad, us vs them, Prep vs MIAA, Fox vs CNN, Fed vs E9. Am I right?
So which is it? Will your tax dollars support me? Last I checked I'm the one paying for your mommy and daddy's social security. Or are my kids destined to support me? I'm sure they'll insist on supporting me seeing as their ISL and Ivy league degrees will get them far enough to afford to... if they wanted to. Don't get mad, MIAA hockey rocks, and UMass is a decent school.
Now go eat a foot long hot dog MAGA loser.
My kid starting UMASS Amherst next year, navigated a highly rated public HS with top grades and took 7 AP classes. Is self sufficient and we never did any helicopter parenting with private tutors etc. I think they'll be ok and is already talking graduate school/possibly med school. We have plenty of financial assets & travel a lot. We plan on retiring somewhat early. I don't think prep schools mean as much anymore, the world has changed with more opportunities for the highly motivated. Go UMASS! with an extra $200k in the bank.