RCS tuition covers academic services used by all students, including many fees commonly charged by other schools such as facilities, textbooks, lab fees, and technology fees (including iPads for 9-12th grade). Additional fees may be incurred for services such as athletics, fine arts, field trips, and social events.
2023-24 Tuition Rates1
All plans will be charged to the nearest cent.
The Annual Plan includes a 2% discount if paid in full by June or within one month of enrollment.
Semester Plan payments are due in June and November.
First monthly payment is due in June, final payment is due in May. For families enrolling after June, monthly payments will be spread out from the time of enrollment through May, possibly resulting in higher monthly payments.
The maximum tuition charged per family for the 2023-24 school year will be $45,020.
Once enrolled, RCS families are guaranteed class placement from year to year until they "opt out."
RCS has adopted a continuous enrollment system where students are continually enrolled from their initial admission until they graduate. Continuous Enrollment Payments (CEPs) are non-refundable. The deadline to opt-out of continuous enrollment for the following school year is February 5.
Continuous Enrollment Payment
Per Student/Family Maximum $180/$375
Payment will be split over three due dates in February, March, and April.
If a family opts-out for the school year, then decides to re-enroll after February 5th, the CEP will increase by $50 per family.
February 5th-Last Day of School $100 per student
After Last Day-June 30th 1⁄12 Annual Tuition Due
July 1st-31st 2⁄12 Annual Tuition Due
August 1st-Day Before School 3⁄12 Annual Tuition Due
Note: There is no refund on any of the admission fees assuming Redwood has space for the applicant at the time of notification of acceptance or non-acceptance.
Application Fee: $175 for first student ($75 for each additional)
Application Fee for International Students: $199
Until June 10, the application fee and half of one-month’s tuition (non-refundable) will hold a spot for the student. After June 10, a full-month’s tuition (non-refundable) holds the spot until July 10, when a second month’s payment is due. Only the first full month’s tuition is non-refundable if you withdraw before the first day of school (excepting International Students for all of the above).
All payment plans begins in June, or within 15 calendar days of notification of acceptance (whichever is later) and conclude in May of the following year.
A discount of 2% is allowed if full tuition is paid by June 10th.
The first-child rate refers to the oldest child, etc.
Payment schedules are made through FACTS upon acceptance.
If the family leaves Redwood prior to the end of the school year, the payments are due and payable in accordance with the terms of the Tuition Payment Policies and Procedures. (Information available in all school offices.)
100% of the admission fee and any tuition paid if there is no space for your child at RCS. Otherwise, no portion of the Admission Fee is refundable.
A move more than 25 miles farther from the school: any tuition paid if you withdraw prior to the first day of school.
For immediate withdrawals after the start of the school year, a minimum of 3⁄12 of the annual tuition will be due if withdrawing on or before August 31st. Tuition will be prorated on a half-month increment basis after August 31st (based on a June through May contract period). Therefore, any withdrawal after August 31st will be responsible for 3/12 and the prorated balance of used education.
Over-payment for EC and/or the bus shuttle. Redwood retains any fees required to register for these services.
We are happy to offer additional services such as Eagles Care (our before- and after-school care program for TK-5th grade) and private bus transportation from Castro Valley to our Middle School/High School campus in San Lorenzo.
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