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Tuition and Payment Options

Tuition at Lake Tahoe School is all-inclusive. Unlike most other private schools, your tuition dollars at LTS cover nearly all required academic, athletic, and extra-curricular activities including field trips, throughout the school year.

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.

2021-2022 Tuition Rates

5th Grade through 8th Grade:


Kindergarten through 4th Grade:



4 yr old – 5 days $13,690
3 yr old – 5 days $9,910

Please refer to the 2021-2022 Enrollment Contract for specific payment plan options.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

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

Tuition 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 2019-20 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.