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Tuition / Affording Sea Crest

Sea Crest School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit independent school. Tuition costs are determined by our Board of Trustees, who take into account the rising cost of educating a child, economic diversity of student population, and the operational costs—such as competitive faculty compensation—of running a school. 

Tuition for the 2024-25 school year

Primary and Secondary School (JK-4th) 

Upper School (5th-8th)


Tuition at Sea Crest includes enrichment, technology, school supplies, photos, yearbook, and field study trips. Upper School (5th-8th grade) tuition is higher to offset the additional cost of the student experience, which includes 1:1 Chromebook, music band, and overnight field trips.

Families may elect to participate in School Eatery (our food service delivery partner); Athletics, Extended Day Programming, and International Trips (5th-8th grade), at an additional cost.


The Flexible Tuition Program makes a Sea Crest Education accessible to families from a wide range of economic backgrounds, allowing qualifying families to pay according to their resources. We believe that the cost of a Sea Crest education should not be a deterrent to any family and that having students from all walks of life enriches our community and the educational experience.

economic diversity is important TO us:

29% of our students receive flexible tuition!

Sea Crest provides flexible tuition as a grant, which is not expected to be repaid to the school. Grants vary in size depending on need and range anywhere from $2,000 - $26,820. All award decisions are based entirely on demonstrated need through this process. We strive to meet as much of each family's demonstrated need as our budget will allow.

Flexible tuition applications are filed separately from admissions applications. The Admissions Committee does not know which students are applying for flexible tuition. Grants are allocated in a highly confidential process by the Flexible Tuition Committee, which is comprised of school administrators.

Sea Crest School works closely with Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) in determining awards. FAST represents schools across the country to help assess a family’s ability to pay school costs and promotes objectivity and consistency in financial aid determinations.

Financial Aid for School Tuition



We look forward to welcoming your family to our community.
Should you have any questions about our tuition, please contact:

Jacquie Cuvelier
Chief Financial Officer
650.712.9892 x210

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