Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition includes day and overnight trips within California for grades 6 and up.

2020-2021 Tuition

Grades K – 12


Grades K – 5: $24,600
Grades 6 – 8: $31,400
Grades 9 – 12: $34,400
5-day program: $23,000
3-day program: $15,000

Included in tuition:

  • Day and overnight field trips within California
  • Middle and high school clubs and sports program

Additional Fees:

  • $550 enrollment fee (waived for early re-enrolling families)
  • Instructional material for IB Diploma courses (grade 11 only)
  • Optional international trips for grade 8 and up (approx. $2,000-$3,000)
  • Optional extracurricular programs and after-school care

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 PS family is expected to volunteer for 10 hours each school year and we encourage families in the lower, middle, and high school to do the same.

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