Individual Family Tuition


Early Childhood Program

The TBS Approach to Tuition 

At TBS we strive to make high-quality education affordable. We want our school community to reflect the socioeconomic diversity of the East Bay. We believe that a family’s financial commitment to education should align with its financial resources. Therefore, we invite all families to consider themselves participants in our Individual Family Tuition (IFT) program.

Adaptable Tuition for Socioeconomic Diversity

TBS families contribute between 5% and 100% of the top-rate tuition, and approximately 32% of our TBS families pay less than top-rate.

Individual Family Tuition Guide

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What information do I need to have ready to fill out my Clarity application?

1. You will need basic information about all parenting adults and dependents in your child’s life. Please complete separate applications for each household.

2. With your permission, Clarity will transfer your most recent personal tax returns directly from the IRS. Note: business owners will be asked to upload their business returns. Other tax documents will be requested as needed.

3. Additionally, you will need:

  • Income estimates for the current year
  • Approximate monthly and out-of-pocket expenses
  • Information about assets and liabilities

Head on over to Clarity and create your account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and you can save and return later if needed. Please note, there is a $60 fee to submit your application, which can then be shared with any schools that use Clarity at no additional cost.

Clarity applications must be submitted by the following dates in order to be considered for IFT for the 2024-2025 school year.

Returning families: October 15, 2023
Priority and early action applications are due November 30, 2023.
New ECC-8th grade: January 22, 2024


Full Rate Tuition

  Annual Rate
Preschool $26,900
K-5 $33,900
Middle School $36,250