Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition includes day and overnight trips within California and the one-on-one technology program for Grades 6 and up.

Grades K – 10


Grades K – 5: $21,700
Grades 6 – 8: $25,490
Grade 9 – 10: $25,490
5-day program: $19,230
3-day program: $12,920
2-day program: $ 8,710

Corporate tuition rate: Above listed tuition plus $5,500, prorated for 3- and 2-day preschool programs.
Additional Fees: International field trips in grades 8 – 10 (approx. $2,000 – $3,000).

Beyond Tuition

Tuition does not cover all the operational costs for a small independent school such as Alto. To close the gap between costs and tuition, Alto asks all families to participate in fundraising activities such as the annual fund and auction. Contributions to the annual fund are tax-deductible.

In addition, we ask every family to support the school through volunteering. Each family is expected to volunteer for 25 hours each school year.

Financial Aid

Alto offers a financial aid program. Financial aid is based on need and we work with families to try and make an Alto education affordable. The financial assistance application process is independent from the admission application, though the two must be completed simultaneously if a family anticipates applying for aid. The financial aid application can be downloaded here.

Our children are growing into independent thinkers. They are open-minded, tolerant, compassionate and reflective.

Alto Parent