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Dana Story
Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
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Affording Synapse

Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 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.


FINANCIAL AID for 2020-2021

PFS Application Due: February 3, 2020 
Required Documents Due: February 13, 2020
  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 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: 1040 tax form with all schedules for 2019.

Tuition for the 2019-2020 School Year

 Kindergarten  $30,694
 1st - 4th Grades  $31,922
 5th - 8th Grades  $36,207 
Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. Financial Aid and Personalized payment plans are available.

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.