Tuition & Financial Aid

A Stevenson education is more within reach than you might guess.

$8 million

committed to support our students in financial aid for the current academic year

100%

of grants are based on financial need

37%

of the student body (PK–12) received need-based financial aid for the current academic year

Tuition Costs

2021–2022

Grades 9–12 (Resident) $68,900
Grades 9–12 (Day) $43,700
Grades 3–8 $28,400
Kindergarten–Grade 2 $28,400
Pre-Kindergarten $17,700

In order to accommodate families, we have 4 different options for paying tuition each school year.

Single Payment due July 15
Two Payments* due July and November
Four Payments* due May, August, November and February (plus $50 payment plan fee)
Monthly Payments* over 10 months May through February (plus $50 payment plan fee)
 
*Families electing payment plans are required to sign up for Tuition Refund Insurance.

Estimated Expenses

Upper Division

The Comprehensive Fee includes:

All students:

  • Tuition
  • Science Laboratory Fees
  • Art and Ceramics Fees
  • Gym Services
  • Field Trip Transportation
  • Graduation
  • Pirate Parent Club
  • Student Activities
    – Weekend shuttle service to local areas and shopping
    – Admission to all home athletic contests
    – Student council activities
    – Weekend activities organized by resident faculty
    – Student publications including the newspaper (Tusitala), the literary magazine (Vailima), and copy of the annual full-color yearbook, Spyglass
  • Student Accident Insurance ($100 deductible, subject to certain policy limitations)

Day students only:

  • Lunch

Resident students only:

  • Room and Board

Required and optional expenses not covered by the Comprehensive Fee are listed below.

All Students:

  • Books and School Supplies
    $400-$800 (required)
  • Laptop Computer 
  • Technology Fee $125 (required)
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Tuition Refund Insurance
  • Supplies and Snacks (amount varies—optional)
    – Athletic Uniforms (select sports)
    – Campus Store Purchases
    – Snack Bar
    – Class Clothing
    Professional Instruction (amount varies—optional by arrangement)
    – Driver’s education
    – Golf at Spyglass Hill
    – Tennis at Pebble Beach Tennis Club
    – Riding at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
    – Rock Climbing
    – Music Lessons

Resident Students only:

  • Laundry
    $125 (required) for unlimited use of washers/dryers
  • Refundable Room Deposit
    $150 per year (required)
  • Weekly allowance and cash advances
    ($40 per week suggested—optional)
  • Transportation to airport for vacations and school breaks
    (optional)
  • Credit balance in student account ($500 must be maintained to cover student charges)

Day Students only:

  • Bus Transportation 

*Tuition Refund Insurance is required if a payment plan is requested and approved by the Business Office.

Lower & Middle Division

The Comprehensive Fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Lunch
  • Morning Drop-Off (as early as 7:30 a.m.)
  • After-School Co-curricular Program (until 5:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays): this faculty-led After-School Program for both Lower Division and Middle Division students offers dozens of workshops and activities, as well as faculty-supervised study time and office hours.
  • After-School Sports (Middle Division)
  • Textbooks and classroom supplies
  • Chromebook
  • Art room fees
  • Field trip transportation fees
  • Student publications, including a full-color yearbook
  • Student Accident Insurance ($100 deductible)
  • Pirate Planner (for Middle Grade students and for all PK-8 families)

Required and optional expenses not covered by the Comprehensive Fee are listed below.

All Students:

Grades 5-8 only:

  • Science Camp
  • Technology Fee 

*Tuition Refund Insurance is required if a payment plan is requested and approved by the Business Office.

Applying for Financial Aid

We welcome applications requesting financial aid and ask that all applicants complete the steps below and meet all deadlines.

  1. Mark the “Requesting Financial Aid” box when you fill out your PK–8 or 9–12 Inquiry form and/or your SAO application for admission to grades 9–12 (Standard Application Online).
  2. Look for an email from the Stevenson Financial Aid office outlining the steps of the tuition assistance application process.
  3. Create a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) account at www.sssbynais.org. See deadlines below.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Returning Families

Mid Oct.Earliest you may log in to your account with SSS for Families. Please follow the password reset prompts, as needed.

Jan. 1 – Your completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is due along with completed tax returns for the 2 most recent tax years (2020 and 2019). If you provided these in the past, you will not need to upload them again.  Helpful resources may be found HERE. Stevenson’s SSS identifier is 6082.

Please note that you do not need to complete current year taxes prior to completing the financial aid application. Estimates are accepted. It is more important to apply by the deadlines than to have exact information. Please email financialaid@stevensonschool.org with any questions.

Feb. 15 – Offers of re-enrollment and financial aid award decisions will be released electronically.

Mar. 1 – Completed re-enrollment contracts are due.

May 30 – Upload completed current year tax return (2021).

Mid Oct – Earliest you may create an account with SSS for Families. Stevenson’s SSS code is 6082.

Feb. 1 – Your completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is due along with your tax returns for the 2 most recent years (2020 and 2019), including all schedules and related documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc). Helpful resources may be found HERE. Stevenson’s SSS code is 6082.

Please note that you do not need to complete current year taxes prior to completing the financial aid application. Estimates are accepted. It is more important to apply by the deadlines than to have exact information. Please email financialaid@stevensonschool.org with any questions.

Mar. 10 – If you have completed the Admissions process and submitted all required financial aid documents by the published deadlines, you will receive a financial aid decision electronically. Please keep in mind that the financial aid application is separate from your admissions application but deadlines for each must be adhered to in order to receive a financial aid decision.

Named Grants & Endowed Funds

When families apply for financial aid they are also being considered for the following annual grants and endowed funding.

  • William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation
    Established 2001 to support students from the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation
    Established 1983 to support students from the Monterey Peninsula.
  • The Balestreri Family Scholarship Fund
    Established 1998 by the Ted Balestreri family for deserving students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Stevenson School.
  • The Patsy and Bill Brandt Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established 2001 by Andrew Dunigan ’83 for the benefit of qualified students in need of financial assistance and to honor the Brandt family.
  • The Gage Rankin French Memorial Scholar
    Established 1990 by family and friends in memory of Gage French ’88 to give a deserving student the chance to experience the Stevenson community that meant so much to Gage.
  • The Hotchkis Scholarship Fund
    Established 2001 by former parent and longtime trustee John Hotchkis through the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation to make a Stevenson education possible for deserving students with financial need.
  • The Jackson-Akiyama Fund
    Established 1999 by trustee Michael Jackson ’68 and his wife, the Rev. Diana Akiyama, to provide financial aid for deserving Stevenson students.
  • The Perocchi Family Scholarship
    Established 2001 to benefit a qualified student affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County.
  • The Merritt-Haynes Grant for Student Achievers
    Established 1999 by the Merritt and Haynes families to fund students whose hard work allows them to take advantage of the many opportunities at Stevenson.
  • The Admiral Pullen Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1990 in remembrance of longtime dedicated teacher Admiral Harold Pullen to support students needing financial assistance.
  • The Ricklefs Scholarship Fund
    Established 1982 by a group of dedicated alumni in memory of founding headmaster, Robert U. Ricklefs, to support students needing financial aid.
  • The Coach Wilson Scholarship Fund
    Established 1993 by Coach’s family as a tribute to his life and many years of service to Stevenson. The fund, which was made possible by matching grants from the William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation, supports students who are residents of the Monterey Peninsula.
  • The Colburn Family Scholarship Fund
    Established 2006 by David Colburn ’76, to support a boarding student whose family proves financial need.
  • The Hopkins Scholarship Endowment
    Established in 2004 by Bryant Riley ’85 in memory of his friend and classmate Charles Stanford “Chuck” Hopkins, to support Stevenson’s commitment to diversity and to perpetuate at the school the life of giving that Chuck clearly established for himself before his untimely death in 1986.
  • The Glen and Lavina Stinson Scholarship Fund
    Established 2000 by Glen and Lavina Stinson to give deserving students the opportunity of a Stevenson education.
  • The David M. Hulme Scholarship Endowment
    Established 2009 by Samuel T. Reeves in honor of his grandson, David Hulme ’09.
  • The Nathan Krissoff Endowment
    Established 2007 by family and friends to perpetuate the name and memory at Stevenson of Nathan Krissoff ’99, who was killed in action in Iraq on December 9, 2006, in service to his country. The named scholar is a rising senior.
  • The Class Memorial Fund
    Established 2009 by Allen Burnham ’66 in honor of Peter Gallo ’64 and by Todd Vaccaro ’93 in memory of Kawika Chetron ’93, Jennifer Guy ’93, Hydeus Kiatta ’93, and Amy Yoshioka ’93 to support student financial aid.
  • The Señora Maria Vargas Scholarship Fund
    Established 2007 in honor of Señora Vargas’s 45 years of teaching Spanish at Stevenson.
  • The Alumni Council Fund
    Established 2006 by Alumni Association leaders Jim Flagg ’74, Steve Zahm ’82, and Cynthia Chapman ’83 to support student financial aid.
  • The Frank Keith Endowed Scholar
    Established 2008 by the Dinkelspiel Family (Scott ’77 and Ross ’83) to honor Frank B. Keith for his 50 years of service to Stevenson School and, in Mr. Keith’s words, “to make sure that every qualified kid who wants to go to Stevenson can.”
  • The Caddell & Chapman Scholarship Fund
    Established 2012 by parent and trustee Cynthia Chapman ’83 and her husband Michael Caddell to provide need-based financial aid for grade 9-12 students at Stevenson, this scholarship fund recognizes the important role that financial aid played in Ms. Chapman’s own experience as a student at Stevenson.
  • The Roger W. Stephens Scholarship Fund
    Established 2012 by trustee Roger W. Stephens ’77 to support recognition and financial assistance to deserving students enrolled at Stevenson’s Pebble Campus who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary financial expenses.
  • The TJ Day Scholarship
    Established 2014 by a bequest from Theodore James (T. J.) Day, Stevenson alumnus ’66, former Stevenson trustee and member of the Keck-Day family, longtime benefactors of the Stevenson School.
  • The Read Family Scholarship
    Established 2015 to provide tuition assistance assistance to an outstanding local student who could not otherwise attend Stevenson.
  • The Robert Aughtry Scholarship
    Established 2015 by members of the Class of 1964 to honor retired teacher Robert Aughtry who had a lasting impact on their lives and to “pay it forward” to deserving students hoping to attend Stevenson.
  • The Henry Fairbanks Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2015 by longtime Stevenson teacher of Mathematics Henry Fairbanks to provide tuition assistance to a day student at the Pebble Beach Campus.

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