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Affording Bay

Inclusive Tuition
The Bay School Board of Trustees has adopted the following tuition and inclusive fee for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Tuition & Inclusive Fee, 2018-2019

Tuition $45,900

Inclusive Fee $ 2,600

Total $48,500

What costs are captured in Bay’s Inclusive Fee?
Bay's Inclusive Fee means that families can be assured that virtually all supplemental costs of a Bay education are accounted for. Including these supplemental costs upfront (an uncommon practice among peer independent schools) allows families to plan effectively and avoid incurring additional fees after enrollment. Bay’s Inclusive Fee includes:

  • All books and materials
  • Food service including lunch (soup, salad bar, entree), morning and afternoon snacks and beverages
  • Student laptop computer rental including educational and office software applications, technical support, maintenance and repair
  • Athletic uniforms and equipment
  • Immersives and Senior Signature Project costs
  • College test prep
  • Required trips and programs

Flexible Tuition Program
The Bay School of San Francisco is committed to serving students of all economic backgrounds, providing nearly $3 million annually in flexible tuition grants. Each family is asked to make a financial contribution toward the cost of a Bay education but no one should hesitate to apply for admission due to financial reasons.

Applications for Flexible Tuition are managed through the School and Student Services branch of the National Association for Independent Schools. To apply, please visit and submit the following by the posted deadlines:

Prospective Families

  • Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by January 11, 2019
  • 2016 and 2017 federal tax returns, W-2, and 1099 forms if applicable, by January 11, 2019

Awards are contingent upon receipt of 2018 federal tax returns by April 15, 2019

Returning Families

  • Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by January 11, 2019
  • 2017 federal tax returns by January 11, 2019
  • 2018 federal tax returns by April 15, 2019

The SSS online application for Bay requires our school code: #3720. The Flexible Tuition process may require applicant families to file federal taxes earlier than usual. Depending on the family's financial situation, additional tax forms may be requested. These may include IRS Forms 1065, 1120 or others.


View or download the Flexible Tuition Guide

Flexible Tuition Application Deadlines 
PFS Due: January 11, 2019
2016 & 2017 Tax Returns Due: January 11, 2019
2018 Tax Returns Due:
April 15, 2019
SSS Website
SSS Phone Number 
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm ET
Asistencia disponible en español. 
SSS Mailing Address
Application Processing Center 
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021