Financial Information

2017 – 2018

Tuition* – September to June

  • Transitional Kindergarten – Fifth Grade:$18,740
  • Middle School (Sixth – Eighth Grade): $20,340

*Tuition is subject to change.

Teacher with young students, Living Wisdom School in Palo Alto, California

LWS offers parents a 40-year record of preparing children for academic, personal, and career success in high school, college, and beyond. (Click to enlarge.)

Enrollment Fee

At the time of acceptance, a $1,500 enrollment fee is due.  This fee is in addition to the tuition and must be submitted along with the signed contract in order to hold a place for the child in the class. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Tuition Payments

Tuition may be paid in ten (10) monthly installments, due on the first of each month. The first payment is September 1, 2017, and the last payment is June 1, 2018. If necessary, other arrangements can be made.

Sibling Discount

A 25% sibling discount is available for younger children in the family attending Living Wisdom School.

Scholarships

Partial scholarships are available on the basis of need. Financial documentation is required. Inquire at the school office for the tuition assistance procedure.

Annual Giving Campaign

Living Wisdom School families are expected to help make up the difference between the cost of tuition and the real cost of their child’s education by contributing according to their means to the Annual Giving Campaign. These donations are tax deductible.

Application Process

  1. Parents attend an Open House.
  2. Parents submit an application, along with school records and any other pertinent information.
  3. Parents meet with the school director.
  4. Prospective students meet with the classroom teacher.
  5. Kindergarten students participate in a small group visit.
  6. First – eighth grade students come in for a shadow morning or day.
  7. The school director talks to the student’s current teacher.
  8. Letters of acceptance go out in March.


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