Children’s Community School is committed to fostering a community that reflects the diversity of Los Angeles.

We define diversity broadly. To meet CCS’s diversity goals, the School provides financial aid for a significant portion of our students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

The Admissions process is separate from our Financial Aid process. School faculty determine admissions, while a subcommittee of the school’s Board of Trustees awards financial aid. It is therefore possible that a student might be offered admission at CCS yet might not be offered financial aid. If no financial aid is given to a family in their first year at CCS, they will have to demonstrate a substantial change in income in order to be considered for financial aid the following year.

CCS processes financial aid applications through an outside service which is a division of ISM (Independent School Management). Its Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program provides a need-based analysis service. To apply for financial aid, check the appropriate box on the CCS Admissions Application, or contact Helen Stevenson at CCS ( for information.

Complete and submit your application by clicking on the FAST logo below.  Be sure to review the user’s guide and compile your financial statements before starting.

Please Note: 
You must submit last year’s tax return, so file early!


Returning families – Financial Aid Application is due on February 1st and associated documents and tax returns are due February 15th.

New Families – Financial Aid Application is due February 15th and associated documents and tax returns are due March 1st.

Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students: Children’s Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Head of School.