Tuition & Program Costs

We are still astonished by our good fortune at being able to be part of The Little School, and deeply grateful for the financial aid that made it possible. We are better parents for having been here, and our daughter has flourished.

Discounted Tuition

Since its inception, The Little School has provided discounts in tuition to families that feel the cost of attending the school would pose a financial hardship. We are deeply committed to including families from a wide range of economic situations in our community, and we encourage families to apply for our Discounted Tuition program. During the 2017-18 school year we awarded $270,325 in tuition assistance, supporting 18% of our families in attending The Little School.

Families who qualify for Discounted Tuition pay a fee that reflects what they can afford and the school’s available funds. Decisions are made based on information from a Discounted Tuition Application and recent tax returns. The process is anonymous and confidential. Interested in applying for Discounted Tuition? Here is our Discounted Tuition Application, to be submitted in conjunction with your child's Program Application.

Preschool For All

The Little School is happy to be a Preschool For All provider school. As part of this program, we award tuition reimbursements to the families of all four-year-old children who live in San Francisco. Preschool For All also provides our staff with free professional development opportunities, and allows us to incorporate specialists and therapists into our program to help us better understand children's diverse profiles. As a school dedicated to inclusive practices, we are proud to partner with a program dedicated to expanding access to preschool for all San Francisco children and families.

 

Tuition & Programs Costs

Program
Age (Yr.Mo) # of Children :
Core Teachers
Days Times Tuition + Costs
YTTH 2.0-2.6 12:2 T/Th 9:15-12:00 $8,740
OTTH 2.7-3.0 12:2 T/Th 9:15-12:00 $8,740
YMWF 2.10-3.6 15:2 MWF 9:00-12:30 $11,010
OMWF 3.6-4.0 15:2 MWF 9:00-12:30 $11,010
MFAM 3.9-4.6 21:3 M
T-F
9:00-12:00
9:00-1:00
$17,878
MFPM 4.6-5.0 17:2 M
T-F
1:30-4:30
12:30-4:30
$17,878
TK 4.9-5.3 17:2 M
T-F
1:30-4:30
12:30-4:30
$18,334

 

Extended Care Tuition & Program Costs

Extended Care Program
Classes Eligible Days Times Tuition
Per School Year/Day
Early Morning Care TTH, MWF, MFAM M-F 8:30-9:15 $230
Extended Morning Care MFPM, TK M
T-F
8:30-1:30
8:30-12:30
$1,654
$1,175
Extended Afternoon Care TTH, MWF M-F 12:00-4:30 $1,556
Extended Afternoon Care 5:30 TTH, MWF M-F 12:00-5:30 $1,816
MFAM Extended Afternoon
Care
MFAM M
T-F
12:00-4:30
1:00-4:30
$1,556
$1,077
MFAM Extended Afternoon
Care 5:30
MFAM M
T-F
12:00-5:30
1:00-5:30
$1,816
$1,337
Late Afternoon Care MFPM, TK 4:30-5:30 M-F $359

Children enroll in Extended Care programs for the entire school year; tuition prices reflect yearly cost per day. For example, a child enrolled in Late Afternoon Care on Thursdays and Fridays would have a Late Afternoon Care tuition of $718 for the entire year.

Children in MFAM and MFPM who are enrolled in Extended Care programs on Mondays (Woods Days) are transported to/from The Little school for Extended Care.