Tuition / Financial Assistance

Each January, our Board of Directors sets the tuition schedule for the coming school year. For the 2016-2017 school year (JK-7th), tuition will be $25,000.  A one-time enrollment deposit of $1,000 is due for each student upon enrollment.

Tuition covers all student charges, including school days from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, student supplies, school activities, and field trips.  Bus service is available at an additional cost.  We offer various payment options.

Bookends and Alta Vista Adventures, our programs for before- and after-school and many school closure days, are available at additional cost.

 

Alta Vista School is committed to building a community of families who share common values, irrespective of financial means.  We offer financial aid and encourage families who may need assistance to apply.  Our admissions process is need-blind, meaning that financial aid does not play a role in the admission decision.  Financial aid is discussed confidentially with families after an admission offer is made.  

Alta Vista works with FAST, an independent and established financial aid service offered by ISM (Independent School Management), to process tuition support applications.  ISM's FAST does not determine whether financial assistance will be given or in what amount.  Rather, FAST is a needs-based financial aid analysis service which provides the school with a report, including a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition based on their means.  Alta Vista then makes the specific determination.  All information from FAST is kept confidential.  Applications are reviewed by our admissions team to determine whether and in what amount a financial aid offer is made to a family.

All information is provided to FAST directly using the following link:

FAST - Financial Aid for School Tuition



Why I Love Alta Vista ...


... because the family community at the school is warm, open to different views, committed to a creative and successful learning environment for all of our kids, and we all know how to have a good time!