Tuition is based on a 12-month school year. It reflects all school closures and holidays. Tuition amounts are based on the number of days attended and is either half day (7:30am-12:30pm) or full day (7:30am-5:30pm). Pre-registration for current FCS families takes place in January for the following school year, and requires a registration fee to hold your child’s placement.
Tuition is based on our 9-month school year, and is broken into ten installments from August to May. It reflects all school holidays and closures. Pre-registration for current families takes place in January for the following school year and requires a registration fee to hold your child’s placement.
First Christian School’s financial aid program is funded from various sources, including the generosity of our Church members or any other individual/organizations who wish to support our families.
In order for us to allocate financial assistance resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of Independent School Managements’ FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program. FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give. Instead, FAST provides a needs-based financial aid analysis, which includes recommendations on what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. Applications are submitted directly to FAST through a secure online link provided by FCS. All information administered by FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the FCS Finance Department, who then make recommendations to the FCS Administrator based on the following year’s budget. Upon approval by the FCS Administrator, financial aid offers are then sent to families.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Contact FCS Admissions at 707.253.7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour and receive the enrollment packet.
- After completing and submitting an enrollment packet, please contact Katie Perez for the link to the FAST online application.
- All applications must be submitted by April 30th of each year in order to be considered for the upcoming school year. Currently participating and new families must reapply each year.
BASIC Fund Scholarships
The BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-City Children) is a privately-funded program whose mission is to help low-income families afford tuition at private schools in the Bay Area. The program is available to students entering Kindergarten through eighth grade to attend private schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, and the child must be entering private school for the first time. BASIC scholarships are not guaranteed and First Christian School has no bearing on the decision process. To get the link to the BASIC Fund application, please schedule a tour with the school administrator, complete and submit an admissions packet and then email Katie Perez. The application process begins in December of every year.