2019-2020 tuition is $29,128 per student.*
CCS has a vigorous Financial Aid program based on need. Nevertheless, funds are limited. All families seeking financial aid must complete a financial aid application which is available upon request. CCS does not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. For more information on financial aid, please see Financial Aid.
The Facilities Fee is graduated depending upon the child’s grade level as follows:
Grades K to 3 – $750
Grade 4 – $500
Grades 5 & 6 – $300
This fee is dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of our physical plant.
The New Family Fee is a one-time registration fee of $500. This fee covers the administrative costs of enrolling a new family at CCS.
The Annual Trip Fee is $500 per student. This fee covers all museum and historic site entrance fees as well as the bus and other costs of transporting students on field trips. (Overnight trips taken by upper grades are not covered by this fee.)
After School Care (3:15 to 5:45 pm) is available to all families as long as there is a demand for this service by a minimum number of participants. The occasional use rate is $14 per hour (billed monthly). There is a flat rate for regular participants (unlimited usage) for $350 per month. Monthly fees are prepaid by the 10th of each month.
Before School Care begins one hour before the start of school (at 7:30 am) for the occasional use rate of $14 per hour. There is a flat rate for regular participants (unlimited usage) for $100 per month. Monthly fees are prepaid by the 10th of each month. Children are welcome to arrive 15 minutes before the start of school (at 8:15 am) at no cost.
Non-School Day Care is available for all non-student days at a rate of $14 per hour. A subscription series that includes all the non-student days is available for the flat rate of $500.
Because tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a CCS education, CCS sponsors several Fundraising activities throughout the year which generate additional income to provide the “extras” that make our school so special. A few of these activities are our Annual Evening Gala (Spring), Pan Derby (Spring), and our Annual Giving Campaign (Fall). CCS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all gifts to CCS are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. All families at CCS are encouraged to volunteer, attend, and financially support these endeavors to benefit our entire community.
*All amounts listed are for the 2019-2020 school year and are subject to an annual increase by the Board of Directors. For the past five years, CCS has made a deliberate effort to control tuition increases to help families, raising tuition only very modestly – averaging a 2.66% increase (approximately half of the percentage increase made by other Los Angeles independent schools over the past ten years). Like all non-profit schools, CCS plans its budget each year and adjusts tuition accordingly. All kinds of expenses increase annually, and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors plans for expected expenses and recommends a specific increase to the Board of Directors to make sure that CCS remains fiscally healthy.