Individual Family Tuition

Our approach to tuition is based on the belief that a family’s financial commitment to education should be in equitable proportion to its financial resources. Therefore, we invite all families to consider themselves participants in our Individual Family Tuition (IFT) program. 

Individual Family Tuition (IFT) allows families from a broad range of economic circumstances to make a individualized financial commitment to their children’s education at The Berkeley School.

Families provide financial information to the school through an online third party application in order to determine a tuition level that is right for their family.

Families may, instead, choose to pay the stated tution for their grade level. Families are notified of tuition when they receive their offer of admission.

How to Participate

Submit a Parents’ Financial Statement through our online partners at School and Student Services (SSS) beginning October 1, 2020.

You will need your 2019 tax returns and estimates for 2020 to complete this process.

All parenting adults, including those who are separated, divorced, non-custodial, or unmarried must be included in the PFS.

How Does This Work?

The Parents’ Financial Statement is the basis for determining a family’s tuition level, taking into account the overall number of program participants. 

Helpful Hints

Adhering to deadlines is mandatory.

If you’re not able to provide the information and documentation necessary to complete your application by the deadline, you should discuss your situation with Amy Coty to determine if an accommodation can be made.

Only one Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is required for multiple TBS children.

The Berkeley School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expressionsexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin and accords them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at The Berkeley School. TBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs. Please contact Kate Klaire, Title IX Coordinator, at  for additional information. 

Our Mission

Ignite Curious Minds
Awaken Generous Hearts
Engage a Changing World

K - 8 Campus

1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

The Berkeley School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expressionsexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin and accords them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at The Berkeley School. TBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs. Please contact Kate Klaire, Title IX Coordinator, at  for additional information. 

Ignite Curious Minds
Awaken Generous Hearts
Engage a Changing World

K - 8 Campus

1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

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