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Tuition & Financial Aid

Kindergarten - Eighth Grade Tuition
Regular yearly tuition for the 2024-25 school year in Grades K-8 is $27,000. Payments can be made in 1, 2, 10, or 12 installments. This is an all-inclusive fee covering book fees, field trips, and extended care before and after school for those parents who need child care while they work. Parents may drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late at 6:00 p.m. for no additional fee. Regular school hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended outdoor education trips (overnight trips for Grades 4-8) are not included in the tuition, but students organize school fundraisers to help mitigate the cost of these trips.
Multiple-Child Discount
Families having two or more children enrolled in any Pinnacle School including Hilldale School and Early Learning Academy will receive a 5% discount for each younger sibling. The oldest sibling is charged the full tuition.  
Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for qualified families. Children will not be disqualified due to the lack of ability to pay the tuition, although acceptance will be based on availability. These families will be expected to perform service hours--one hour for every $100 they receive (up to a maximum of 100 hours per year). They are also encouraged to apply for available state and private aid, such as the California Basic Fund, to help subsidize their children's education.
To apply for financial aid, follow the instructions on the Financial Aid Overview below. You will need to create a login for the SSS portal and complete the application.
For the 25-26 school year, you will also need to upload the following documents:
  • 2022: 1040 with all schedules and worksheets
  • 2023: W2 form and 1040 with all schedules and worksheets.
  • 2024: W2 form.
Please contact the Hilldale School office at [email protected] or 650-756-4737 for further information.