Affordability

Is tuition assistance available? 

Tuition assistance is available for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8, based solely on financial need. Approximately 28% of RMDS students receive some level of tuition assistance. Admissions decisions are independent of tuition assistance consideration. 

RMDS uses a national service to gather and evaluate tuition assistance applications. In order to apply for tuition assistance, you must submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online at School and Student Services. The website will guide you through the application process. You will be prompted to enter the Ring Mountain Day School code, which is 4281.

If you are applying to multiple independent schools, you need only complete the PFS once, being sure to enter the codes for all schools to which you are applying. If you have questions regarding the PFS online, please call the SSS Helpline toll-free at (800) 344-8328.

In addition, each family must also submit a copy of their completed PFS along with copies of Federal tax returns, for last year and the current year, to the RMDS Business Office by the required deadlines to be considered for tuition assistance for the following academic year. Please note that for divorced, separated, or never-married parents, each parent is required to complete and submit a PFS and Federal tax returns.

You may also apply for a Bay Area Scholarship at the BASIC Fund. The BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-City Children) is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for inner-city children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at Bay Area independent schools. The program is available to students entering Kindergarten through eighth grade to attend local private schools, including those in Marin County, and provides scholarships to help families send their children to the independent school of their choice. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need.

Tuition Rates for 2016-2017

Elementary, Grades K-5 | $28,000
Middle School, Grades 6-8 | $28,500