Tuition & Affordability

Overview

Education is the Best Investment

At Country Day we strive to make our unparalleled program as financially accessible as possible, to all those families for whom our mission and program are an ideal fit. 

It is our desire that our community reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our region. Towards that effort, we offer both scholarship and tuition assistance to financially eligible families. 

For the 2018-19 school year, we granted approximately $2.4 million dollars in tuition assistance to qualifying families in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Household incomes for families participating in the Tuition Assistance Program range from under $30,000 to more than $150,000.

Our admissions and tuition assistance application processes are separate and simultaneous. If you are inspired by all that Country Day has to offer but concerned about the investment required to make this education possible, please reach out to our admissions team: admissions@saccds.org

Tuition 2020-2021

  • Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten: $21,270
  • 1st – 5th grades: $23,950
  • 6th – 8th grades: $25,460
  • 9th – 12th grades: $27,690
  • International Students (9th-12th grades): $33,800

At Country Day we strive to make our unparalleled program as financially accessible as possible, to all those families for whom our mission and program are an ideal fit. 

It is our desire that our community reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our region. Towards that effort, we offer both scholarship and tuition assistance to financially eligible families. 

For the 2018-19 school year, we granted approximately $2.4 million dollars in tuition assistance to qualifying families in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Household incomes for families participating in the Tuition Assistance Program range from under $30,000 to more than $150,000.

Our admissions and tuition assistance application processes are separate and simultaneous. If you are inspired by all that Country Day has to offer but concerned about the investment required to make this education possible, please reach out to our admissions team: admissions@saccds.org

Tuition 2020-2021

  • Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten: $21,270
  • 1st – 5th grades: $23,950
  • 6th – 8th grades: $25,460
  • 9th – 12th grades: $27,690
  • International Students (9th-12th grades): $33,800
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Tuition Assistance
Learn more about affording Country Day

How Need is Determined

  • Families wishing to apply for tuition assistance must complete a separate application.
  • Sacramento Country Day uses School and Student Services (SSS), an online service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to process our tuition assistance applications. Tuition assistance awards are ultimately determined by the School’s Tuition Assistance Committee.
  • Tuition assistance is awarded to current and newly admitted students on the basis of demonstrated need, as determined by factors such as income, family size, assets, and liabilities.
  • Custodial parents and guardians must submit financial information in order to establish eligibility for tuition assistance.
  • As circumstances and tuition change each school year, families are required to complete the tuition assistance process on a yearly basis.
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Tuition and Affordability FAQs

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. Sacramento Country Day awards approximately $2 million dollars in assistance each year.  Country Day is committed to helping families from socio-economically diverse backgrounds access a Country Day education. 

Families interested in determining eligibility for tuition assistance may do so by applying through a standard online application through SSS. When we make an initial, first time award to a family, we do so bearing in mind our ability to maintain that award throughout the remainder of that student’s tenure (should the family’s financial situation remain the same.) 

Each year that a family needs Tuition Assistance they are asked to reapply. The reapplication window opens in September and the deadline is usually in late January. Having families update us on their current financial situation each year allows us to adjust these awards to meet increased or decreased needs. Read more about our Tuition Assistance program here. 

Can I break up the cost of tuition into more than one payment?

Yes you can. We offer one, two, and ten payment plans for your convenience. Payments can also be made by credit card with a 2.85% convenience fee.

Sacramento Country Day uses School and Student Services (SSS), an online service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to process our tuition aid applications. Tuition aid awards are ultimately determined by the School’s Tuition Assistance Committee.

Is technology included in tuition?

Tuition covers the cost of personal technology devices for Grades 6-12. Students in 6th-8th grade are issued Chromebooks. Grades 9-12 use MacBook Air computers. Lower School students have access to iPads via mobile carts.

Are textbooks included in tuition?

There is no charge for textbooks from Pre-K – Grade 5. All students in Grades 6-12 purchase their own textbooks, a standard practice at independent schools.

Are there any other costs not covered in tuition?

Class trips for Grades 4-12 are an additional cost, as are our hot lunch program, extended care and/or after-school programs.