Tuition, Fees, and Payment Options

Upon acceptance into Lake Tahoe School, a 10% non-refundable deposit is required along with a signed Tuition & Fees Agreement and a signed Enrollment Contract to hold a spot for any student. Prior to a student’s attending class at Lake Tahoe School, a signed Enrollment Contract must have been received by the school Business Office.

As with most independent schools, tuition at Lake Tahoe School covers significantly less than the actual cost of each child’s education. Every year, support from Annual Fund contributions from parents, alumni and friends make an LTS education possible for every one of our students.

2018-19 Fees & Tuition

5th Grade through 8th Grade:


Kindergarten through 4th Grade:


4 yr old – 5 days $12,055
3 yr old – 5 days $8,725
Please refer to the 2018-2019 Enrollment Contract for specific payment plan options.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Parents applying for financial assistance must choose the payment option they will use to pay any outstanding tuition balance if an award is made.

Financial assistance amounts are based on a family’s Financial Report by SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid). The maximum assistance award to a recipient¬†for the 2018-19 school year is 90% of the applicable academic year’s total tuition.

The 10% nonrefundable deposit is required for all students, including assistance recipients. However, assistance applicants are not required to pay the deposit until the amount of their assistance award has been determined. If this creates a hardship please contact the Business Office to make payment arrangements for the deposit.