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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. Flexible Tuition is available to families on the basis of demonstrated need for applicants in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th. 

2022 - 2023 Tuition + Extended care

    Tuition + Annual Extended Care Fees 
Grade Level Tuition
Total
*
5-Day
 
4-Day 3-Day 2-Day 1-Day
Pre-Kindergarten
Half Day (8 a.m. - Noon)
$22,610 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pre-Kindergarten
Full Day (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

$30,720

 

$36,620 $35,560 $34,470 $33,330 $32,020
Kindergarten - Grade 5 $32,360 $38,270 $37,200 $36,120 $34,870 $33,670
Middle School Program
(Grades 6-8 including book fee)

$33,670

 

$39,580 $38,510 $37,430 $36,290 $34,980
The Learning Center
Kindergarten - Grade 5
(Total includes TLC student fee of $14,160)
$46,520** $52,430 $51,360 $50,270 $49,140 $47,830
The Learning Center
Grades 6 - 8
(Total includes TLC student fee of $14,160)
$47,830** $53,740 $52,670 $51,580 $50,440 $49,140

For additional extended care details, please click here.

*Tuition includes a non-refundable tuition deposit of $2,000 due at the time of enrollment/re-enrollment. Other fees during the school year not covered by tuition include, but are not limited to, overnight field trips (est. $200- $2,200), after-school sports (est. $150-200), and optional hot lunch (est. $7/day). A $25 late fee may be added to any fees that are not received by the due date.

**Flexible Tuition does not apply to The Learning Center student fee of $14,160.

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: Flexible Tuition

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

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.

Withdrawal

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.

Termination

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.