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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 for 2024-2025 is $25,000

 

Upon enrollment, a materials fee ($340) 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 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. 

 

Tuition assistance applications are due by February 14th.

 

Who is TADS and What is the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)?
We partner with SSS and TADS in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the TADS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is the cornerstone of our financial aid application process. By submitting a PFS, you’re granting TADS permission to analyze your financial information. Using their unique methodology, they estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to the appropriate schools. It’s one form, for one fee, for any number of applicant children, for any number of schools.


How to Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS):
1. Navigate to https://sssandtadsfa.my.site.com/familyportal to begin the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).
2. Create your Family Portal account with your email address and a password. If you have created an account with SSS or TADS in the past, log into the Family Portal as a Returning Family using the same email address and password. 
3. Complete a PFS. We recommend having your most recent 1040 Federal Tax Return and any W2 Statements available. You can log out of the portal at any time and return later to finish it. 
4. Once all PFS sections are complete with green check marks, the “Submit & Pay” button will activate. Follow the prompts to the payment screen. The $60 fee is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the TADS system.

 

Next Steps after Completing a PFS?
1. After you pay for and submit your PFS, the next steps will require you to upload required documents by their deadlines as part of your application process.
2. You can log out and log back in to upload documentation if you do not have all documentation available.
3. You are also able to edit your PFS through the Family Portal after completing the form.

 

Who can your families contact if they need help with their PFS or required documentation?

Contact TADS Family Support:

(800) 344-8328 or sssandtadsfa@communitybrands.com

 

For split households, the school considers the income and assets of both parents and/or legal guardians. Each parent/legal guardian 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, mripton@sycamore-school.org

 

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

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