Affording Synapse

Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 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.

Apply now for financial aid through SSS (School and Student Services). Synapse School takes into consideration the Bay Area’s unique economic conditions during this time and each family's specific financial situation to determine the amount of the financial award.



We understand that your family may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome you to apply for financial aid for the 2021-22 school year at any point in the school year. You can follow the How to Apply directions with your estimated income change. You will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as: 

  1.  A letter from your employer regarding a furlough or layoff
  2.  Determination letter from the state unemployment division 
  3.  Profit and Loss statement from your business(es) that shows the impact of any closures, reduced revenue, etc.  

Please email these documents directly to the Financial Aid team. If these items are unavailable, Synapse’s Financial Aid team will work with you to determine the best way to confirm your financial need.




  1. Click HERE to go to the SSS 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 by January 31, 2022.
  5. Click Pay and submit the processing fee. This fee will be waived by SSS by NAIS and the payment step will be bypassed if qualifications for SSS by NAIS are met.
  6. Upload the required documents by February 1, 2022 for current Synapse students or February 14, 2022 for prospective Synapse students:
    1. 2020 1040 tax form with all schedules
    2. 2021 W-2 forms for all parents
    3. 2021 1099 forms, if applicable and when available.

KEY DATES for 2022-2023

PFS application due:
January 31, 2022 for all Financial Aid applicants
Required documents due:
February 1, 2022 for current Synapse students
February 14, 2022 for prospective Synapse students
Decisions notification emailed with enrollment agreements:
early February, 2022 for current Synapse students
March 17, 2022 for prospective Synapse students

Tuition for the 2021-2022 School Year

 Kindergarten  $33,600
 1st - 4th Grades  $35,700
 5th - 8th Grades  $39,900
Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. 

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.