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.

2023-24 Inclusive Tuition

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

Grade Level Tuition
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade $33,700
Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade $37,770
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.

Applying for Tuition Assistance: 2023-24

To apply for tuition assistance at Redwood Day, please complete the following steps:

List of 3 items.

  • STEP 1

    Complete your School and Student Services (SSS) Parents’ Financial  Statement (PFS)

    1. Visit sss in October.
    2. Click on the prompt to log in/create a user account to complete the PFS online.
    3. As you complete the PFS, be sure to indicate that you would like your PFS to be shared with Redwood Day (SSS code is 6020).
    4. Be sure to submit and pay for your PFS by the deadline (the cost to submit the PFS is $55). Your PFS will not be submitted until payment is received by SSS.
  • STEP 2

    Upload and submit the following supporting materials directly to SSS by the DEADLINE:

    • Copy of all 2021 W2s
    • Copy of your completed and signed 2021 Federal Tax Return – Include ALL ATTACHMENTS (Personal/Corporate returns, tax schedules, and tax forms filed) but do not include worksheets or state returns. All tax information must be copies of the originals submitted to the IRS.

    Use the cover sheet provided online upon submission of your PFS to upload or mail the above materials to SSS. 

  • STEP 3

    Upload and submit your 2022 Federal Tax Return (with all schedules) and W2s by April 15.

    *Only applicable if your family has received a grant from Redwood Day and has enrolled at Redwood Day for the 2023-24 school year*

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Tuition Assistance Deadlines

Deadline or Event
September 2022
Tuition assistance informational booklet available online for the 2023-24 academic year.
September 2022
SSS Family Portal opens for 2023-24 tuition assistance applications.
November 1, 2022
Returning Redwood Day family and priority applicant tuition assistance applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due. All portions of the application must be submitted.
January 24, 2023
New applicants' complete tuition assistance applications for 2023-24 are due. All new applicants to Redwood Day must apply by this deadline. All documentation* must be submitted to SSS by this date.
February 2023
2023-24 enrollment contracts sent to current Redwood Day families and to priority (faculty/staff and sibling/alumni) admissions applicants. Tuition assistance grants will be reflected in these contracts.
February 2023
Signed re-enrollment contracts from current Redwood Day students and new priority (siblings/alumni families and faculty/staff children) for 2023-24 are due with enrollment deposits. We regret that Redwood Day may not be able to hold spaces or assistance funds for families who do not return contracts by this date.
March 16, 2023
Enrollment decision notification date for new families applying to the 2023-24 academic year. Tuition assistance grants will be indicated on enrollment contracts. 
March 23, 2023
Signed new student enrollment contracts for the 2023-24 school year are due to Redwood Day by 10:00 a.m. Unfortunately, Redwood Day is not able to hold places or tuition assistance funds for students whose contracts are not received by this deadline.
April 15, 2023
2022 Federal Income Tax return and W2 forms are due to SSS by NAIS.

Who We Are...

Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Donnie Smith

    Donnie Smith 

    Director of Admissions
    510.534.0804 x222
  • Photo of Darlene Bell-Carson

    Darlene Bell-Carson 

    Director of Tuition Assistance & Associate Director of Admissions
    510.534.0804 x224
  • Photo of Christopher Yee

    Christopher Yee 

    Admissions Associate/After School and Summer Coordinator