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Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition

2015–2016 School Year
K–4: $27,350
5–8: $30,650

Three payment plans:
· Annual Plan
· Semi-annual Plan (60%, 40%)
· 10-Month Payment Plan


Keys' comprehensive tuition includes all overnight and day field trips, outdoor education trips, most school supplies, After School Sports Program and equipment, and Before School Program.

Additional Fees

New Student Enrollment Fee (K–8, new students only) - $2,500 (one-time fee)

Hot Lunch Program (K–8) (optional)
Children can bring lunch from home or participate in the school's hot lunch program which is offered in conjunction with Lunch Master. For further information, visit www.thelunchmaster.com.

Lower School (K–4) After School Program Fee Options (optional)

  • Annual Contract: $2,750 or $300/month for 10 months for coverage from 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Annual Contract: $3,750 or $425/month for 10 months for coverage from 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Daily Rate: $30 until 5:00 p.m., or $35 until 6:00 p.m.
  • $5 per minute for late pickup after 6:00 p.m.
  • All students on campus at 3:30 p.m. must check into After School

Middle School (5–8) Extended Day Program Fee Options (optional)

  • Extended Day provides a faculty supervised study hall in the Library from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Annual Contract: $2,750 or $300/month for 10 months for coverage from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Annual Contract: $3,750 or $425/month for 10 months for coverage from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Daily Rate: $30 per day until 5:00 p.m., or $45 until 6:00 p.m.
  • $3 per minute for late pickup after 6:00 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Part of the Keys School mission is to maintain a diverse student body. One way we can do that is by providing financial assistance. Keys School has budgeted over $800,000 in assistance for 20152016 school year. Any family can apply for financial assistance. The grants are intended for anyone with a need, small or large, to the extent that Keys can meet the need. The amount of assistance granted varies depending on financial circumstances. All financial assistance applications and family financial information is confidential. Applying for financial assistance in no way impacts admission decisions. Keys School uses data submitted by families to School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to evaluate assistance requests and to offer awards.

FAQs About Financial Assistance

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For tuition and financial assistance information please contact:

Steve Smith, Business Director
Tel: 650-328-1711, ext. 203

Keys School - Lower Campus · 2890 Middlefield Road · Palo Alto, CA · 94306
Keys School - Middle Campus · 3981 El Camino Real · Palo Alto, CA · 94306

Phone: 650-328-1711