Tuition

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $33,904.

San Francisco Day School is committed to ensuring our program remains accessible to families from a broad range of economic circumstances. For the 2018-19 academic year, SF Day dedicated over $2 million to our Discounted Tuition program, which provides tuition assistance to over 80 students. In addition, the following programs, plans, and events are also available at discounted rates:

  • AEP after-school childcare and summer camps
  • One AEP enrichment class per block, per student
  • Tutoring services and educational evaluation testing recommended by our learning specialists
  • Tickets to the SF Day Fest fundraiser
  • Yearbook recognition pages for graduates
  • Cafeteria lunch plan
  • SSAT prep class

We are grateful that our families choose to invest in an SF Day education for their child and we are here to help you make the right decision for your family.  Please contact our CFO, Susan Wayland, any time. 

Discounted Tuition Information

Please note the timeline for 2019-20 will be updated in September 2018.

Timeline for 2018-19 (New Families)

Date
Description
December 5, 2017  Discounted tuition meeting: 6:00-7:00 p.m., SF Day library
December 15, 2017  Grades 1-8 Sibling Transfer Application due to SF Day by noon
January 31, 2018  SSS aid application (PFS) form due online
February 16, 2018  2017 tax information due: Federal 1040 and sub-schedules, state returns, W2s and 1099s along with documentation
March 15, 2018  Acceptance email to parents/guardians (including discounted tuition awards if families qualify)
March 22, 2018  Acceptance and enrollment contracts due with deposit to SF Day by 10:00 a.m.

Timeline for 2018-19 (Returning Families)

Date
Description
October 27, 2017

 K Sibling/Staff Admission Application due to SF Day by noon

December 12, 2017  Discounted tuition meeting: 6:00-7:00 p.m., SF Day library
January 31, 2018  SSS aid application (PFS) form due online
February 16, 2018  2017 tax information due: Federal 1040 and sub-schedules, state returns, W2s and 1099s along with documentation
February 19, 2018  Re-enrollment contracts to parents/guardians via email
February 26, 2018  Re-enrollment contracts due to SF Day with deposit
March 19, 2018  Discounted tuition award letters to parents/guardians
March 26, 2018  Award acceptances due to SF Day (Grades K-8)

Required Documents

To assist you in completing the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) on the School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS system, please click here to download the 2018-19 PFS Workbook for Families, which will guide you through how to fill out your PFS online.  This workbook will help you organize your information so that when you are ready to enter into the SSS Portal, you can enter the data from your organizer.

Please note that if San Francisco Day School does not receive your documentation by the due dates provided, the application may be denied.

  1. Parents Financial Statement (PFS):  The PFS must be submitted with the appropriate fee by January 31, 2018.  Please complete the online form at https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal starting on October 24, 2017.   If you are unable to to complete the form online, please email Susan Wayland at swayland@sfday.org to request a hard copy to fill out and mail.  In separated/divorced cases, both parents must submit a PFS individually. In cases of remarriage, the stepparent also must submit a PFS.  Be sure to fill out all items fully and frankly, providing clear explanations.  The more information we have, the better we can determine tuition affordability.
     
  2. Federal and State Tax Forms (1040 and 540), with support schedules, W2s and/or 1099s for 2016 (new parents/guardians) and 2017 for all applicants.  Upload the tax forms and all supporting schedules for each parent/guardian to the SSS system by February 16, 2018.

Discounted Tuition Sample Scenario

Following are three sample scenarios (Family A, B, and C) for your reference, based on the tuition for 2017-18.  Although every family's situation is unique, we hope these help to provide some context.  Please feel free to email Susan Wayland with questions.

Sample Scenario Based on Tuition from 2017-18 School Year

 

Family A

Family B

Family C

# of Parents 2 2 1
# of Children in Tuition-Charging Schools 2 1 1
Gross Household Income $250,000 $150,000 $75,000
Homeowner with Value at Median SF Price? $1,200,000 No No
Effective Income with SF Cost of Living Adj. $159,000 $95,000 $48,300
Discounted Tuition per Child for 2017-18 $11,440 $5,483 $1,622