Tuition and Affordability

Tuition and Fees

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  • A Comprehensive Snapshot of Costs

Thank you for considering The Steward School as the next step for your student. The Steward School experience is enriched by its diverse, inclusive community, which reflects a wide socioeconomic range of families. We welcome all qualified students to apply for admission.
To help you plan your family's education budget, we have estimated the all-in cost of affording Steward by grade level. If you participate in the Variable Tuition program, the standard tuition listed in the chart below would be replaced with your customized tuition.
Standard Tuition
Tuition Refund Plan
Payment Plan Fee
Average Extended Day
Activity Fee, Estimated Books,  & Supplies
Estimated Total

Non-optional additional costs may include (amounts estimated):

  • Student-Purchased Laptop (Upper School): $700
  • Senior Graduation Fee: $150
  • Junior College Trip: $200
  • Choral/Music Attire (Middle and Upper School): $150
  • Grade 8 Wilderness Adventures: $375
  • AP Exams (per test; Upper School): $100
  • Art Fees (Middle and Upper School): $50
  • New Student Fee: $600
  • Online Books: $100
  • Yearbook $50
  • Tuition Refund Insurance 1.45% of tuition (may be waived)

Depending on which activities your child is involved in, optional costs may include (amounts vary):

  • International Trip
  • Sports Equipment
  • Class Fundraisers
  • Lunch Program
  • CAL Tutoring

Fee Schedule

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and should accompany all new applications.
  • A required $600 payment is due upon the acceptance of all students new to grades JK-12. This is a one-time payment in addition to tuition and other charges.
  • A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration for all returning students in grades K-12 and is applied to the student's account for 2024-25. If enrollment is canceled in writing by May 1, 2024, the $1,000 deposit is forfeited. If not canceled in writing, parents are responsible for the full year’s tuition.
  • Note: Students in grades K-5 are billed in July for curriculum materials. Students in grades 6-12 are responsible for purchasing books as required by their class schedules.

Tuition Payment Plans for 2024-25

  1. 100% of tuition is due July 31, 2024.
  2. 65% of tuition is due July 31, 2024, and 35% of tuition is due January 31, 2025.
  3. Ten (10) equal payments - the first tuition payment is due April 30, 2024, and the tenth payment is due January 31, 2025. Tuition payments for students who enroll after April will be spread over the remaining months. 
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