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Financial Aid

Bertschi School values socioeconomic diversity and strives to be accessible to the widest range of families. If monthly tuition payments of $3,200 would be a hardship for your family, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.


Financial Aid at Bertschi School

  • Bertschi provides more than $1 million in financial aid assistance to 17% of the student body.
  • A range of awards cover up to 97% of tuition.
  • Awards also help with costs associated with Learning Services, Extended Day, after-school clubs, and summer camps.
  • Awards are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
  • The admission team does not have access to financial information or aid applications.
  • Financial aid awards are grants and do not need to be paid back.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Get easy-to-follow instructions for how to use the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) website:
    download the Parent User Guide >>
  2. Complete your application via FAST >>
  3. Submit application and fee by Thursday, February 3, 2022.

For help completing your online FAST application, please phone 1-877-326-FAST(3278) or email [email protected].


Important Financial Aid Dates for 2021-22

Thursday, February 3
Financial Aid application deadline for new applicant families

Tuesday, March 1
All required documentation to complete application file due to FAST

Friday, March 18
Financial Aid awards and new student admission notifications mailed to families

Friday, March 25
All Financial Aid contracts and enrollment deposits due to Bertschi


2021-22 tuition for grades Pre-k through 5th is $31,560. A 10% deposit is due with the enrollment contract, and three payment plans are available. Extended Day costs an additional $4,890 for the year if you use it every day.

If monthly tuition payments of $3,200 would be a hardship to your family, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.

Our financial aid program helps with tuition as well as a family’s other costs such as Learning Services and Extended Day. Discounts are also offered for optional after school clubs and summer camps.

All financial information provided to Bertschi School is completely confidential.

Financial aid awards are based on a family’s ability to meet the cost of an education at Bertschi. To determine the most fair and equitable estimate of a family’s need, Bertschi utilizes Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), an organization that does an independent assessment of financial need. In addition, parents are asked to provide an explanation of their financial situation and relevant documents (tax returns, wage statements, etc.). The FAST system collects all data through a web-based, secure process.

The Financial Aid Committee includes the Head of School, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Enrollment Management who meet to make decision about each family's award, taking all information available into account.

Bertschi's Financial Aid Policy is available here.

The admission committee reviews applicant files with a primary goal in mind: to identify those students who will benefit the most from an education at Bertschi, and make a positive contribution to the life of the school. The committee does not have access to financial information or aid applications.

Each family's situation is unique, and the FAST system considers more than just your income. Here's an ballpark estimate of awards:

Total Income
Award Range
$0-50,000
$21,000-26,980
$50,000-100,000
$15,000-22,000
$100,000-120,000
$10,000-18,000
$120,000-150,000
$8,000-15,000
Over $150,000
$1,000-12,000

Need-based financial aid is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.