Tuition and Financial Aid

SCDS Tuition for 2019-20

Grades K-3: $28,052
Grades 4-5: $30,777
Grades 6-8: $32,821

Tuition may be paid in one payment, three payments, or ten payments. An enrollment deposit is required with the enrollment agreement. 


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 $65 per sport
  • Camps & Trips: $200-$3,500 per trip
  • Extended Day: $9 per hour, billed monthly
  • Lunch Program: $5.50-$6.50 per day
  • Winterim: $250-$900 per season depending on the activity

Financial assistance is available for extra- and co-curricular activities.

Financial Aid

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, but 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. 

If testing is a hardship for your family, or you would benefit from an application fee waiver, please email Kate Briscoe, Director of Admissions, or call her at 206-691-2625. 

The level of financial assistance depends on a family's ability to pay and we understand each family's circumstances are different. Many factors beyond income are taken into consideration when making financial aid decisions. Please see our Financial Aid Policy and Procedure.

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 for the 2020-21 School Year

Please click How to Apply for Financial Aid. The PFS must be submitted to School & Student Services (SSS) by February 18, 2020. Additional required documents may be submitted no later than February 25, 2020.

Additional Documents We Require

Our school requires that you submit to SSS (by mail or digitally) the following documents in addition to your completed Parents’ Financial Statement: 2019 1040 with all filed schedules and attachments, as well as 2019 W2; 2019 IRS Form 4506T. If applicable to you, the business/farm statement can be found within the Parents' Financial Statement. We must receive these documents by February 25, 2020. Please note these documents are not yet available for the 2020-21 financial aid year. 

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.