Daystar's tuition is an all-in number. This means that there is no supply list at the beginning of the year and all your child needs to bring on the first day of school is a snack, lunch, water bottle, and a backpack! Financial aid (explained further below) is determined per family, rather than per child.
PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM
Pre-K Tuition Includes: All school supplies (pencils, markers, nap mats, etc.), maximum 10 to 1 student to teacher ratio, certified and degreed lead teachers within a developmentally appropriate, differentiated curriculum.
Five Full Days: $13,800 Five Half Days: $9,750
Lower school (K - 5) Tuition Includes: All school supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.), 10-15 Learning Excursions per class per school year, small class sizes - maximum 1:12 teacher to student ratio, certified degreed teachers, and differentiated curriculum under the International Baccalaureate framework.
MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM (6th-10th) & Diploma Program (11th & 12th)
Tuition Includes: All of the K-5 benefits plus: departmentalized program, technology fee (1:1 computers and tech support), electives, and multi-day, overnight Learning Expeditions without the need for family fundraising - all within the framework and rigor of the International Baccalaureate Program.
*Daystar is currently a candidate school for the IB Diploma Program.
At Daystar we believe that an excellent and complete education means learning in an environment that reflects the world around us. For that reason we do all that we can to ensure our students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. We do this by offering over $1.5 million in need-based financial aid each year. Sixty percent of our K-11 students receive financial aid. Daystar is a place where a private education is truly affordable!
Beginning with Kindergarten, families can expect to pay around 10 percent of their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI is established from family's submission of previous year tax forms). Also taken into consideration is the number of children in your family enrolled at Daystar and total aid available. Pre-K students may be included in the financial aid application if a family is also enrolling a Kindergarten through 11th grade student.