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tuition information

Tuition Rates


The full cost of our program at the Sycamore School is covered only in part by tuition. The rest is underwritten by generous gifts from the school’s community and beyond.  It has always been our mission to maintain an excellent staff of educators and top-quality programs while keeping our tuition at an affordable rate.


Tuition is $24,000


Upon enrollment, a materials fee ($330) and deposit ($2,000) are due.  The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your tuition.

We offer three payment plans:


Single payment:  Due July 1

Two payments:  Half due July 1 and January 1

Ten payments:  From July–April


*There may be additional fees and expenses, depending on grade level, including class trips or Friends of Sycamore dues.



How to Apply for Tuition Assistance


It is of utmost importance to us at the Sycamore School that financial considerations are not the driving factor in deciding whether or not to join our community.  We are committed to creating an inclusive student body and broadening socioeconomic diversity by providing needs-based financial aid to qualified students. Candidates are admitted to Sycamore School based on established admission criteria, regardless of family financial circumstances. 


Sycamore School partners with TADS and SSS in determining eligibility. To apply for tuition assistance, please complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PSF) and upload the required supporting documents as outlined in the TADS tuition assistance portal. 

Tuition assistance applications are due by February 14, 2024.


For split households, the school considers the income and assets of both biological parents.  Each biological parent must submit all required documents and complete the tuition assistance application. Tuition assistance is reviewed annually.  Returning families should follow the same process to apply for assistance each year.


Your financial aid award will be communicated along with your admission decision for new families and re-enrollment contract for returning families.


For further information please contact the Admissions Office: 310-456-1980,


Confidentiality Notice: The Sycamore School maintains confidential financial aid records for all applicants. The leadership team reviews these records. All financial aid awards are confidential agreements between the recipient family and the school.

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