Tuition and Fees

Annual Tuition for 2016-2017

The academic year is from August 17, 2016 to June 9, 2017.

Application Fee (New Student): $150

Registration Fee (Returning Student): $75

(Waived if re-enrolled by February 10, 2016)

Preschool Tuition (ages 2-5)
Half Day (8 a.m. – noon) $15,300
Full Day (8 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.) $18,050
Extended Day (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) $22,750

Tuition includes all supplies, learning materials, field trips and snacks.

Preschool Summer Session (eight week session: June 12 - August 4, 2017)
Half Day $2,700
Full Day $3,200
Extended Day $4,000


Elementary Tuition (Grades K-5)
Kindergarten – Grade 5
(8.15 a.m.-3.15 p.m.)

Tuition includes all school supplies, textbooks, learning materials, most field trips, testing fees (grades 3-5), after school orchestra (grades 4-5) and 1:1 laptops (grades 3-5)


Middle School Tuition (Grades 6-8)
Grades 6 and 7
(8.15 a.m.-3.15 p.m.)

(For 2016-2017, middle school students will receive a Founding Families Discount - see below)

Tuition includes all school supplies, textbooks, learning materials, testing fees, after school orchestra, most field trips, and individual laptops for each student.


After School Program Fees (Grades K-7)

Yew Chung Arts and Language Program (YALP) - 3.15 - 6 p.m.
Unlimited (5 days per week) $4,750
4 days per week $4,000
3 days per week $3,150
2 days per week $2,200
1 day per week $1,150

The YALP after school program provides homework support, educational activities in Chinese and a snack.

YALP also offers a variety of Enrichment Classes after school for YCIS elementary and middle school students. Most Enrichment Classes are provided by third-party organizations and incur a separate fee.

YALP also offers Summer Camps for students aged 5-11.


Tuition Discounts

Sibling Discount
We offer a 20% sibling discount off the lower tuition for families with two or more children.

Preschool Vacation Credit
Students enrolled in the eight-week Preschool Summer Session have the option to take a one-week vacation credit during the summer only. The amount credited will be based on a prorated amount of the Summer Session for up to five consecutive days.

Tuition Payment Plan Discount
Tuition payments made in Full or Semi-Annually are eligible for a 2% tuition discount on remaining balance after payment of tuition deposit.

Founding Families Discount – Middle School Program
Grade 6 students will receive a Founding Families Discount of $3,500 and Grade 7 students will receive a Founding Families Discount of $5,000 in recognition of their support of our growing Middle School program.


Tuition Payment Plans

Tuition Deposit
A non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,500 per student is required for all new and returning students to secure a place at YCIS. All payment plans include a credit for the tuition deposit.

Payment Plan Options
FULL: Payment of the full amount of tuition due on July 1, 2016. There is a 2% discount on net tuition due after payment of tuition deposit for this payment option.
SEMI-ANNUAL: Two payments of 50% each due on July 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017. There is a 2% discount on net tuition due after payment of tuition deposit for this payment option.
TEN MONTHS:10 equal payments from July 1, 2016 – April 1, 2017. ACH Debit required for this option.


Other Student Expenses

Overnight Fieldtrips: Most school field trips are covered by tuition. However, supplemental field trips, overnight field trips and school trips such as the 5th Grade Trip to China will incur additional costs. These trips are planned in advance with input from parents.
School Uniforms: YCIS students in Grades K-8 are required to purchase their school uniforms through our supplier, Land’s End. Land’s End offers high quality, reasonably priced uniform items. They also offer many promotions throughout the year.
Lunch Program: Parents may choose to order hot lunches for their children through the school’s catering service.
Violin (K-3): Students in Grades K-3 are required to rent or purchase a new or used violin for their music lessons. Guidelines for selecting an appropriate instrument are provided by the music teacher prior to the beginning of the school year.
Class Fund: The school’s Parent Organization collects an annual contribution from parents for their child(ren)’s class fund to support extracurricular class-based celebrations and activities.
Annual Fund: As a non-profit school, YCIS relies on tuition, fundraising and generous contributions from families and friends to support excellence in bilingual teaching and learning. The annual Chinese New Year Gala and Fundraiser for the Annual Fund is our biggest fundraising and school community event of the year. Parents may also contribute to the Annual Fund throughout the school year.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to students who demonstrate financial need and who are enrolling in the elementary or middle school programs (Grades K-8). All Financial Aid applications are submitted through School and Student Services (SSS) by National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). A detailed application and current tax documents are required to determine eligibility. To request further information on how to apply for financial aid, please email


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Fax: (650)903-0976
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