Financial Information

2024 – 2025

Tuition – September to June

  • K – Fifth Grade: $26,900 (Sibling Discount: $20,200)
  • Middle School (Sixth – Eighth Grade): $28,600 (Sibling Discount: $21,500)
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 due on September 1, 2021, and the last payment is due on June 1, 2022. 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.


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. NOTE: There is no application fee; application is free.
  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 may connect with the applicant’s current teacher.
  8. Letters of acceptance go out in March.

*The process as described above has been adjusted to reflect the current Covid-19 reality. Until further notice, Open Houses will be on Zoom, along with meetings with the director, the teacher, and other students.