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.

2018-19 Inclusive Tuition

Inclusive Tuition Model: Tuition includes costs for books, class supplies, early morning care (beginning at 7:45 daily), Outdoor Education, field trips, class photos, and yearbooks.

Grade LevelTuition
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade $27,310
Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade $29,740

Approximately 28% of Redwood Day students receive tuition assistance. Families pay tuition amounts ranging from just over $1,000 up to full tuition.

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: 2018-19

Tuition assistance booklets are included in all Admissions informational packets. You may also download the booklet directly from the link provided or contact us for another copy.

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.nais.org after October 2, 2018.
    2. Click on the prompt to login/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 (cost to submit the PFS is $49). 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 2017 W2s
    • Copy of your completed and signed 2017 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.
    • IRS Form 4506-T (signed and undated)

    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 2018 Federal Tax Return (with all schedules) and W2s by April 15, 2019.

    *Only applicable if your family has received a grant from Redwood Day and has enrolled at Redwood Day for the 2019-20 school year*

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Tuition Assistance Deadlines

Deadline or Event
September 2018
Tuition assistance informational booklets available for the 2019-20 academic year.
October 2018
SSS by NAIS opens for 2019-20 tuition assistance applications.
November 30, 2018
Returning Redwood Day family and priority applicant tuition assistance applications for the 2019-20 academic year are due. All portions of the application must be submitted.
January 18, 2019
New applicants' complete tuition assistance applications for 2019-20 due. All new applicants to Redwood Day must apply by this deadline. All documentation* must be submitted to SSS by this date.
January 28, 2019
2019-20 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 7, 2019
Signed re-enrollment contracts from current Redwood Day students and new priority (siblings/alumni families and faculty/staff children) for 2019-20 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 15, 2019
Enrollment decision notification date for new families applying to the 2019-20 academic year. Tuition assistance grants will be indicated on enrollment contracts. 
March 22, 2019
Signed new student enrollment contracts for the 2019-20 school year are due to Redwood Day by 9 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, 2019
2018 Federal Income Tax return and W2 forms are due to SSS by NAIS.

Who We Are...


List of 2 members.

  • Katrina Lappin 

    Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance
    510.534.0804 x222
  • Darlene Bell-Carson 

    Associate Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance
    510.534.0804 x224


  • Tuition Assistance Program Booklet
    Please read through our tuition assistance policies and step-by-step application instructions in this booklet.
  • IRS Form 4506-T
    Complete and upload this form to SSS after submitting your online tuition assistance application.