Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $29,800 (Lower School) and $33,800 (Middle School).

Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. Personalized payment plans and Financial Aid are available.

Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 School Year

Synapse School provides children with an education that encompasses emotional intelligence, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation. We believe that socio-economic diversity enriches the educational experience for all students. Families should not let the cost of a Synapse education deter them from applying.

Financial aid is intended as a supplement to family resources, based on demonstrated financial need. It is available to qualified families of any race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, ability, religion, or family structure. Funds are not transferable to siblings or other students.

SSS by NAIS (School and Student Services for Financial Aid by National Association of Independent Schools) evaluates the financial need of families. Synapse School follows the guidelines and best practices established by SSS by NAIS. In addition, Synapse School takes into consideration the Bay Area’s unique economic conditions and specific family financial situations to determine the amount of the financial award.

Click HERE for more information about how to complete your Parents Financial Statement (PFS). We understand that you may not have all of your 2018 financial statements at this time. Simply complete the PFS with your best estimates. Please update the PFS and upload the required documents by Monday, February 4, 2019 to be verified by SSS by NAIS. All documentation will be kept confidential and secure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dana Story, Associate Director of Admissions at

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.


Deadline: February 4, 2019

  1. Click HERE to go to the SSS by NAIS Family Portal.
  2. Create an Account or Sign In if you already have an account.
  3. Enter the SSS code: 192429 to select Synapse School.
  4. Complete the PFS (Parents’ Financial Statement) Financial Aid Application.
  5. Click Pay and submit the $49 processing fee. This fee will be waived by SSS by NAIS and the payment step will be bypassed if qualifications for financial aid are met.
  6. Upload required documents.
  7. Email Dana Story at to inform us that you completed your PFS.