Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
SCDS Tuition for 2016-17
Grades K-3: $24,700
Grades 4-5: $27,100
Grades 6-8: $28,900
Tuition may be paid in one payment, three payments, or ten payments.
In addition to tuition, fees are assessed for various student activities and vary by grade level and activity.
The following is a sampling of activities and associated fees:
- Athletics: Approximately $55 per sport
- Camps & Trips: $150-$3,000 per trip
- Extended Day: $8 per hour, billed monthly
- Lunch Program: Approximately $75 per month. Voluntary and paid monthly in advance.
- Winterim: $250-$900 per season depending on the activity
Financial assistance is available for extra- and co-curricular activities.
SCDS strives to maintain a student population that represents all socio-economic backgrounds. Financial aid provides assistance to families for whom, without such assistance, a Seattle Country Day School education would not be an option. Financial assistance is based on family financial need, and does not need to be repaid, however, recipients must reapply for financial aid each year. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently. Admissions decisions are made based on whether SCDS is best suited to meet a student's educational needs.
The level of financial assistance depends on a family's ability to pay and each family's circumstances are different. Many factors beyond income are taken into consideration when making financial aid decisions. Please see Financial Aid Policy and Procedure.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
If you have questions or need assistance with the financial aid application process, please email Liane Yuh, Director of Financial Aid, or call her at 206-691-2631.
To Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) Online
Please click How to Apply for Financial Aid. The PFS must be submitted to NAIS School & Student Services (SSS) by February 15, 2017. Additional required documents may be submitted no later than February 22, 2017.
Additional Documents We Require
Our school requires that you submit to SSS by mail or online the following documents in addition to your completed Parents’ Financial Statement: 2016 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments; 2016 W2; 2016 IRS Form 4506T (signed and undated); If applicable to you, the business/farm statement can be found within the Parents' Financial Statement. We must receive these documents by February 22, 2017.
Call SSS Customer Service at 800-344-8328 with any questions.
Support hours are Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. EST and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST.