Through our generous Tuition Assistance program, we actively seek to make our school affordable and accessible to as many families as possible. We allocate 18% of our gross income to our need-based Tuition Assistance program which serves nearly 47% of Berkwood Hedge School families.
We consider applications for tuition assistance independently of the admission process and awards are need-based. Families may apply for an assistance award for extended care as well as for tuition. Tuition for the 2023 - 2024 school year is $29,800 (Lower School) and $35,600 (Middle School). Our tuition includes school supplies and stationary, most field trips, and free childcare for evening events.
Our Tuition Assistance Committee confidentially reviews applications for assistance. The committee strives to consider each applicant family's unique situation. While families are required to re-apply for tuition assistance each year, provided there is no tremendous growth in income, families who are part of our tuition assistance program are assessed for their 9 year trajectory at Berkwood Hedge School.
Some of our families receive additional assistance from the following organizations. Our awards are granted independently of these grants which could further lower the cost of a Berkwood Hedge School education for qualifying families:
The Basic Fund provides a maximum of $2,000 per year, per student.
www.basicfund.org, (415) 986-5650
The Guardsmen provides a maximum of $2,000 per year, per student.
www.guardsmen.org, (415) 856-0939
Accordingly, we require certain information in order to make equitable determinations.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.