Tuition and Financial Aid

TUITION FOR 2018 - 2019

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Lower School

Preschool & Prekindergarten: $12,900
Kindergarten through fourth grade: $16,200

Middle School

Fifth through eighth grade: $18,300


Westside School offers need-based Tuition Assistance to families of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. A portion of every tuition dollar supports our Tuition Assistance Fund, which is further supplemented through fundraising.

Families who apply for Tuition Assistance should know eligibility and award decisions are made independently of admission decisions. There are many factors involved in a family’s decision to apply for Tuition Assistance, and both the family and the school have much to consider in both the process and the determination of eligibility.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

As a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), Westside School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to gather the information necessary for determining Tuition Assistance eligibility. To fill out an application for Tuition Assistance and learn more about the process, visit the SSS by NAIS for Families website. The code for Westside School is 1796

New Families

For new families, award determinations are historically communicated along with enrollment invitations. The deadline for new families to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year is February 8, 2018. Tuition Assistance is not available for students entering pre-kindergarten. If you have questions please contact Business and Operations Manager, Laura Anderson.

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Current Families

We do our best to communicate the Tuition Assistance award at the time re-enrollment contracts are due. If you are a current family applying for Tuition Assistance for the first time, please let the Business Office know before re-enrollment contracts are distributed. Returning families must re-apply for Tuition Assistance every school year. As both the school’s and a family’s financial status may change from year to year, an award one year does not guarantee the same award the following year. The deadline for returning families to apply for Tuition Assistance for 2018-2019 is February 8, 2018. Please note missing this deadline may result in non-renewal of a Tuition Assistance award. If you have questions, please contact Laura Anderson.

Sudden Financial Hardship: Please reach out to the Business Office if you are experiencing financial hardship. There are limited emergency Tuition Assistance funds available for qualified families.

SSS Resources:


Family Guide to Financial Aid booklet

Ten tips for completing your financial aid application

Familia Guia De Ayuda Financiera

Financial Aid Workbook

Libro de trabajo de ayuda financiera

Family Night Presentation