Tuition and fees for the 2012-13 school year is $35,700. Included in the fees are daily snack and lunch, Parent Association fees, most field trips, PE uniforms, transportation to and from Caltrain, required Middle School trips, and various other school-related costs. Students purchase their own books, which usually cost between $400 and $600 per year for Middle School and $600 to $800 for Upper School.
Tuition revenues at independent schools cover a lot of expenses; faculty compensation, facilities maintenance, and technology needs are a few. Tuition revenues do not, however, cover the entire cost of operating our school. Fundraising enables us to keep tuition costs down while maintaining a robust financial aid budget to assist those who are not able to pay the full tuition.
Payment of tuition can be done in varied ways. Families pay a $2,500 deposit in March to hold a space for their child for the next school year. Families receiving financial assistance pay a reduced deposit to hold a space. After that, families may pay the tuition fully, in two parts (July and January), or through a ten-month payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems, Inc. If tuition is not paid in one installment, tuition refund insurance (to protect against tuition losses in cases of prolonged absence or unexpected withdrawal) must be obtained for $215.