Tuition & Financial Assistance
Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $19,500 for grade 3, $23,000 for grades 4 & 5, and $24,000 for grades 6-8. Tuition includes before and after school program and all classroom materials, books, and field trips. Tuition does not include retreats, tours, or camps.
Our before and after school program is offered at no additional cost to students and is open from 7:30 am until the start of school, and from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm.
We thought you might like to know, recent tax laws have changed, making 529 plan funds available for K-12 tuition.
How to apply for financial aid
To apply for financial aid, you must complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) on the School and Student Services Financial Aid website, and submit tax returns (see deadlines below). Both natural parents and stepparents must complete a PFS.
The process to apply for Financial Aid is outlined in this document that you can download.
Pacific Boychoir Academy Code for filing PFS: 3914
Contact our Administrative Director, Johanna Ortis, at 510-652-4722, x1 or via email if you have trouble filing online, or if you have any questions.
Continue to scroll down this page to see additional guidelines for completing the Parents' Financial Statement.
Guidelines for the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
Along with most independent schools in the United States, Pacific Boychoir Academy uses the forms and methodology of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to evaluate financial aid applicants' ability to pay tuition. SSS and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) together sponsor this service.
Carefully and closely follow the instructions. Be sure to explain all application items for which a required explanation is indicated and describe any special circumstances in the item for comments and explanations. Please contact us if you have questions rather than submitting a form with possibly incorrect or incomplete information, as this could delay or prevent your receipt of funds.
Parental divorce, separation or remarriage is a complex matter for financial aid. Pacific Boychoir Academy considers the finances of both natural parents. If a parent has remarried, we also consider the stepparent, bearing in mind the stepparent's obligation to his or her own natural children. In those cases, each natural parent (and his or her current spouse) must complete a PFS. All information is kept in strict confidence. One parent's information is never revealed to the other when natural parents are not married.
Please contact Johanna Ortis, Administrative Director, at 510-652-4722, x1 or via email to discuss special circumstances.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Priority access to financial aid funds will be granted to those applicants that completed the Financial Aid application process prior to the January 18, 2019 deadline. Late applications will be considered as available funding allows.
2018 tax forms should be uploaded to the School and Student Service Financial Aid website by February 15, 2019.
A copy of your 2018 Federal Income Tax return (1040), with all schedules and attachments, AND Your 2018 W-2 forms.
Do not send tax forms to Pacific Boychoir Academy.
Pacific Boychoir Academy is proud to offer a musicianship scholarship to qualified candidates that offers an annually recurring 50% tuition reduction.
Please review our scholarship offerings to see if your child might qualify.
Contact Janelle Geistlinger, our Admissions & Recruiting Director with any questions at 510-652-4722, x6.
Academic Merit Scholarship
Pacific Boychoir Academy is proud to offer an academic merit scholarship to qualified candidates that offers an annually recurring 50% tuition reduction.
Please review our scholarship offerings to see if your child might qualify. Contact Janelle Geistlinger, our Admissions & Recruiting Director with any questions at 510-652-4722, x6.