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Tuition and Tuition Assistance

We know that choosing an independent school education is a significant financial decision, and that it is one that impacts children for life. Tuition is essential to our ability to offer all that Redwood Day is known for: an incredible academic program, a deeply connected community, leading-edge, inspirational faculty, and amazing facilities on our 4-acre campus.
Redwood Day’s value shines throughout our program and community. Keeping every child engaged and growing is at the core of who we are. To achieve this, diverse experiences and perspectives are essential. We consider diversity through many lenses, one of which is economic diversity. Redwood Day’s commitment to economic diversity is supported by an extensive need-based tuition assistance program.

2024-25 Inclusive Tuition

Inclusive Tuition Model: Tuition includes costs for books, class supplies, Outdoor Education, field trips, class photos, and yearbooks.

Grade Level Tuition
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade $35,390
Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade $39,660
Approximately 23% of Redwood Day students receive tuition assistance. 

Tuition Assistance

Redwood Day's commitment to economic diversity is supported by an extensive tuition assistance program. A significant portion of the School's budget is dedicated to tuition assistance each year. Every student within the school community is positively impacted by this program.

Who We Are...

Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Donnie Smith

    Donnie Smith 

    Director of Admissions
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  • Photo of Darlene Bell-Carson

    Darlene Bell-Carson 

    Director of Tuition Assistance & Associate Director of Admissions
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  • Photo of Christopher Yee

    Christopher Yee 

    Admissions Associate/After School and Summer Coordinator
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Applying for Tuition Assistance: 2024-25


  1. Visit Clarity and click "Sign In" to create your account. The application process typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
  2. Begin by providing your household and applicant information. Then, use the dropdown menu in the application to select Redwood Day as the school to which you are applying.
  3. Sign and submit a 4506c form to grant Clarity permission to retrieve your prior year tax returns from the IRS. By doing so, your tax return will be seamlessly uploaded to your Clarity application for review. 
  4. Fill out your financial information, including details about your income, expenses, assets, and debts. You can save your progress and return to it at any time.
  5. Submit and pay the application fee of $60 per household, which covers all the Clarity schools that you are applying to. 
  6. Check the "Document Requests" panel on your portal to identify any additional financial documents that need to be uploaded.


  • Enter accurate information to the best of your ability regarding assets such as bank accounts, investment portfolios, home value, and balances on car loans, student loans, etc. You may need to gather relevant paperwork or log into your accounts to have this information readily accessible.
  • Be sure to consider all of your monthly and annual expenses and include any additional expenses (not already reported) in the designated "out-of-pocket expenses" section.
  • For assistance completing the Clarity application, feel free to contact Clarity at or 206-210-3752.
  • Remember to regularly check the "Document Request" panel on the portal for any additional documents that may be requested. Occasionally, the Tuition Assistance Committee may use the portal to reach out to the family and gather additional information required for a comprehensive review and better understanding of the family's financial situation.

The deadline for completing the tuition assistance application, including relent supplemental documents, is:
  • Returning Redwood Day families and priority applicants – November 1, 2023
  • New applicants – January 17, 2024

Need more help?

Use the Quick Reference Guide (available soon) and the Family Application Guide (available soon) as you complete your Clarity Application, but if you do need help, feel free to contact Clarity at or 206-210-3752.
Please feel free to reach out to Redwood Day with any questions about Tuition Assistance.

Tuition Assistance Deadlines

Deadline or Event
September 5, 2023
Clarity application opens for 2024-25 tuition assistance applications.
November 1, 2023
Returning Redwood Day family and priority applicant tuition assistance applications for the 2024-25 academic year are due. All portions of the application must be submitted.
January 17, 2024
New applicants' complete tuition assistance applications for 2024-25 are due. All new applicants to Redwood Day must apply by this deadline. All documentation must be submitted to Clarity by this date.
February 5, 2024
2024-25 enrollment contracts sent to current Redwood Day families and priority (faculty/staff and sibling/alumni) admissions applicants. Tuition assistance grants will be reflected in these contracts.
February 14, 2024
Signed re-enrollment contracts from current Redwood Day students and new priority (siblings/alumni families and faculty/staff children) for 2024-25 are due with enrollment deposits. We regret that Redwood Day may be unable to hold spaces or assistance funds for families who do not return contracts by this date.
March 14, 2024
Enrollment decision notification date for new families applying to the 2024-25 academic year. Tuition assistance grants will be indicated on enrollment contracts. 
March 21, 2024
Signed new student enrollment contracts for the 2024-25 school year are due to Redwood Day by 10:00 a.m. Unfortunately, Redwood Day cannot hold places or tuition assistance funds for students whose contracts are not received by this deadline.
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Oakland, CA 94602