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Affording Synapse

Financial Aid for the 2023-2024 School Year

We are deeply committed to making a Synapse education affordable and accessible. Synapse School offers comprehensive financial aid packages to provide full access to school programs and community events. We do not want cost to prevent families from attending Synapse School. We understand that applying for financial aid can be challenging and we would be happy to help you through the application process. If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid team by email.
Synapse will begin using the Clarity Application in addition to the consideration of the Bay Area’s unique economic conditions and each family's specific financial situation to determine the financial aid awards. 

Apply now for financial aid through Clarity. Clarity's platform is user-friendly making it easier for families to apply for Financial Aid. Clarity offers a streamlined, mobile friendly application that can be completed in as short a time as 20 minutes. If you apply before the deadline, Clarity removes the need to upload your 2021 W2 and 1040 by transferring them directly from the IRS. This reduces the amount of information that you will need to enter manually and makes it possible to complete the application quickly and efficiently. 

If you are an international applicant please Email Financial Aid.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Review the Clarity Family Application Guide or the one page Quick Reference Guide
  2. Go to Clarity to create your account.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the application.
  4. Under School Applications, select Synapse School.
  5. Sign and submit Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. This means you won't need to upload any of them yourself!
  6. Review and submit the $55 app fee (per household and covers all the Clarity schools to which you are applying)
  7. Check the "Document Requests" panel on your portal to see what you need to upload
  8. Submit application by the deadline: 
    • January 15, 2023 (current Synapse families)
    • February 1, 2023 (prospective Synapse students)
  9. Submit documents requested by the deadline: 
    • February 1, 2023 (current Synapse families)
    • February 15, 2023 (prospective Synapse students)

Tuition for the 2022-2023 School Year

 TK - Kindergarten  $36,625
 1st - 4th Grades  $38,200
 5th - 8th Grades  $42,695
Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. 

Key Dates for 2022-2023

FOR Returning families
FA Application due January 15, 2023
FA notification  


FOR prospective families
FA Application due February 1, 2023
Required documents  February 15, 2023
FA notification March 16, 2023

Resources for Clarity

Tuesday, September 27 Clarity Parent Webinar Recording 

Passcode: =epnreH8 *note passcode includes = sign

Synapse School admits students of any race, gender, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. All students are entitled 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, gender, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Questions about Clarity

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Questions about Financial Aid

(650) 200-3647

Email Financial Aid

Jennifer Wences

Communications & Financial Aid Associate, (Yo hablo español)