Financial Matters

Kindergarten – Eighth Grade Tuition

Regular yearly tuition for the 2017-18 school year in Grades K-8 is $16,000. Payments can be made in 1, 2, 10, or 12 installments. This is an all-inclusive fee covering book fees, field trips, and extended care before and after school for those parents who need child care while they work. Parents may drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late at 6:00 p.m. for no additional fee. Regular school hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended outdoor education trips are not included in the tuition, but students participate in school fundraisers to help mitigate the cost of these trips.

Pre-Kindergarten Tuition

Pre-Kindergarten 2017-18 tuition is a monthly fee of $1050 for the regular academic instruction period (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Before care and after care is available for an additional cost. Parents may drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. (for an additional $140 per month) and pick up as late at 6:00 p.m. (for an additional $225 per month).

Multiple-Child Discount

Families having two or more children enrolled in any Pinnacle School including Hilldale School, Early Learning Academy, and Harwood Hills Country School will receive a 5% discount for each younger sibling. The oldest sibling is charged the full tuition. In order to facilitate timeliness for our families, Pre-Kindergarten children who are younger siblings of K-8th Grade students may be dropped off as early as 8:25 a.m. without being charged for before care fees.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for qualified families. Children will not be disqualified due to the lack of ability to pay the tuition, although acceptance will be based on availability. These families will be expected to serve the school in ways that might best fit their expertise at least one hour for every $100 they receive. They are also expected to apply for available state and private aid, such as the California Basic Fund, to help subsidize their children’s education. More details are available in the school office.

Please contact the Hilldale School office at 650-756-4737 to request forms and further information.