6. The Lang School – $65,000 Yearly Tuition
There are rather high expectations placed on students who attend The Lang School in New York City.
According to The Lang School’s website, “beyond taking college entry requirements, students choose electives, develop a portfolio, acquire mentors, apply for competitive internships, and choose their college majors — generally by their junior year”.
At this school for gifted students, beyond the requirement of a $65,000 sky-high tuition check from each student, all upper school attendees are assigned an independent study about a topic they are passionate about. For example, the school suggests “studying the history of surgical knots” and “learning to take apart and reconstruct a Porsche”.