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Tuition / Financial Aid

Making a private education available to as many San Diego families as possible is one of the foundational values of The Child's Primary School.  We believe that a diverse community composed of families from many different backgrounds provides a wonderful learning environment for all of us.  For this reason, we strive to keep tuition as low as possible and offer a strong financial assistance program for students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Tuition and Fees for 2014-15:

Grades K-5: $14,600
Grades 6-8: $16,150 (Includes middle school camp)

Daycare: $5/ hour

Tuition Recovery Reserve: $250 (required on all monthly payment accounts)

Payment Options:

Tuition may be paid in full or in ten monthly installments.  If families choose to pay in monthly installments, there are no fees or finance charges.

Financial Assistance:

The goal of the Admissions Committee is to offer placement to students that we believe will experience success in the TCPS program.  In order to achieve this goal, the committee carefully considers each applicant and does not know if an applicant has applied for financial aid.  Once an admissions decision is reached, the family's financial aid application will be considered by the Executive Director and Principals. 

TCPS awards financial assistance based on the family's demonstrated need.  In order to determine a family's need, TCPS utilizes the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS).  Families are asked to complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) form (which may be obtained at TCPS) and submit this form to SSS.  It is important to note that this form should be completed as early as possible in the calendar year in which your child will be beginning at TCPS.  Parents will need to have completed their income taxes prior to completing the PFS.  In addition to the PFS, families are asked to draft a letter stating the exact amount of the scholarship being requested, and why TCPS is the school they desire for their child.  This letter should be submitted to the Executive Director.

Since the level of scholarship funding changes year to year, TCPS can not guarantee automatic scholarship renewal.  For this reason, it is important that families desiring scholarships ensure that they complete the application process for each year that they desire financial assistance.

The Child's Primary School provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for its educational programs, scholarship programs, and educational activities.  The Child's Primary School prohibits discrimination against any person on the ground of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or disability.

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San Diego Private School offering a premier academic and social-emotional program for students in kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school. TCPS students will experience a creative and dynamic academic experience which promotes individual success and a love for learning within a close-knit private school community. Our small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and creative academic program make TCPS the premier San Diego private school.


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