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Tuition & Fees

Thank you for considering Almaden Country Day School, the first choice for parents who are looking for the right balance of academic rigor, character development, and joyful learning. Our philosophy is that each child has unique capabilities and talents, and our goal is to help children discover their gifts.

Financing an ACDS education is a major investment in your child’s future. ACDS is committed to enrolling a talented and diverse student body. We strive to make this educational experience affordable to families that may require financial assistance. Tuition Support is available to families on the basis of demonstrated need for applicants in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th. 

2024-25 Tuition & Fees

2023-24 Tuition & Fees

Tuition Payment Options

Almaden Country Day School requires that Basic Tuition be paid in one of two ways:

Option 1 – Single Annual Payment. Basic tuition paid in full by June 15. Non-refundable tuition deposit due at time of enrollment/re-enrollment. There is a discount for single annual payment. The discount for a payment-in-full is $400 for all full-day programs. The discount for the half-day Pre-Kindergarten program is $275. Please contact the Business Office if you have questions.

Option 2 – Monthly AutoPay. If you wish to pay basic tuition on a monthly basis, you will need to authorize the school to electronically withdraw funds from your bank account starting in June and running through May. Tuition is drawn over 11 months with the February draw devoted to the non-refundable tuition deposit.

Affordability: Tuition Support

Thank you for your interest in Tuition Support at Almaden Country Day School. We appreciate that a private school education requires a considerable sacrifice for many families. For that reason, our Tuition Support program is designed to provide tuition support that will meet you where you are. Please click on Tuition Support below for more information and how to apply.

Tuition Support

Additional Information

Priority Re-Enrollment

During the annual re-enrollment window, current families have the opportunity to re-enroll their student(s) before the school offers admission to prospective students. To complete re-enrollment and reserve a spot for the following school year, the online contract must be completed, and the non-refundable tuition deposit must be paid via online payment available in the re-enrollment contract. Payment by check is also available. Current families will also be able to let the Advancement Office know if they do not plan to return the following year.

New Enrollments

Upon confirmation of acceptance to the school, the non-refundable tuition deposit for each student is due within one week.

Tuition Insurance

A Tuition Refund Plan administered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. is available to families during the enrollment process. The program provides tuition refund insurance to protect the student’s annual financial obligation under the terms of the ACDS Enrollment Contract. This program insures fees (prepaid and due) in the event of separation according to the terms of the policy. More details about the program are included in the Enrollment Contract. 


During the re-enrollment process, if we receive a “Request for Records” from another school we will assume your child no longer intends to enroll and his/her space will be forfeited. Families who withdraw after school has begun should contact the Admissions Office for more information. If a withdrawal is initiated by the School, ACDS will prorate the remaining tuition balance, minus the non-refundable tuition deposit. If the withdrawal is initiated by the family, no refunds will be issued.


Students and parents attending Almaden Country Day School are expected to understand and abide by the principles and policies outlined in the Parent Handbook (available on the website under Parent's Corner). Failure to do so may result in termination from school at the sole discretion of the Head of School. Services may be terminated if it is determined through observations and parent meetings that Almaden Country Day School does not meet the needs of your child.

Almaden Country Day School is a nonprofit organization funded by tuition and charitable contributions. All fees are subject to change.