Tuition and Fees

Annual Tuition 2019 - 2020
Books, technology, and Outdoor Education program fees are included.

Program 19-20 Tuition
5 Mornings 22,305
4 Mornings 20,730
3 Mornings 19,165
5 Days 28,265
4 Days 27,265
Kindergarten-Lower Elementary
Kindergarten 33,015
Grade 1 34,320
Grade 2 34,320
Grade 3 34,320
Upper Elementary-Middle
Grade 4 35,165
Grade 5 35,165
Grade 6 36,195
Grade 7 36,195
Grade 8 37,635

List of 2 items.

  • Capital Deposits

    An annual refundable capital deposit of $1,000 per enrolled child is required from families with students in Primary through 7th grades. The maximum accrued capital deposit is $10,000 per child, or $15,000 per family, whichever is less. Refunds of the capital deposit principal are made in September of the year after the student’s graduation or departure.
  • Daycare

    The Horizon Center provides before and after school care.  Primary through 8th grade students must sign in with the Horizon Center if they are on school grounds before and after school.

    Planned Daycare
    Annual fees are set at a significantly lower rate than the drop-in rate for students that use daycare on a regular basis. Monthly payments are made through FACTS, our online payment system, from September through June.
    Planned daycare packages include Teacher In-Service and Conference Days only. Fees for vacation daycare are billed separately at a rate of $55 per day or $35 for a half-day. Weekly rates are discounted. There will be no credit for missed days.

    Mornings (Toddlers)
    8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
    Afternoon (Toddlers)
    12:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Afternoon (Toddlers)
    3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Mornings (Primary - 8th grades)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Afternoon (Primary students)
    after school - until 6:00 p.m.
    Afternoon (1st Grade)
    after school - until 6:00 p.m.
    Afternoon (2nd - 5th grades)
    fter school - until 6:00 p.m.
    Afternoon (Middle School)
    after school - until 6:00 p.m.

    Drop-in Daycare
    The drop-in charge for Primary through Middle School students is $11.00 per hour, and for Toddlers it is $15.00 per hour, with a 1-hour minimum charge. A late pickup fee of $2.00 per minute will be charged after 6:00pm. Families are billed monthly for this service.

Tuition Assistance

arin Horizon School is committed to socioeconomic diversity. This commitment is a cornerstone of our school and speaks to our core value of promoting and celebrating diversity, which strengthens our community. We seek to make the cost of attending Marin Horizon School affordable for families through tuition assistance. Our Tuition Assistance Program also covers a portion of non-tuition expenses including transportation, daycare, learning support, and enrichment programs.

Approximately 15% of our tuition revenue is designated for tuition assistance for students in Primary through Eighth Grade. For this academic year, we distributed $1.4 million to over 20% of our students, with awards ranging from $2,500 to more than $30,000. 

Tuition Assistance Timeline

October 2, 2018: SSS Parent Portal opens. Our school code: 4861

Due on or before Thursday, January 17, 2019: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Service (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Marin Horizon School uses SSS to assess a family's ability to pay for their child's education.

The SSS Family Portal is full of helpful resources. Here is a link to their Frequently Asked QuestionsFor assistance with the application process, please refer to the SSS Resource page

Due by February 8, 2019:  
All families must upload their 2018 Federal Tax return to their SSS file. Please include all schedules filed. W-2s and/or 1099s must be uploaded directly to SSS. For families who file for an extension, the Tuition Assistance Committee will make awards contingent upon receipt of these documents. If you need to submit taxes late, please contact the admissions office. 

Sign and upload to SSS IRS form 4506-T. Marin Horizon reserves the right to request copies of the tax returns you filed with the IRS to verify accuracy of the copies that you submit to SSS, and this form allows us to do so. We do not require you, however, to submit a check for the fee payable to the IRS. For detailed information on managing and uploading documents to your SSS online file, please click on this link.

Late Applications:  Requests for tuition assistance that are filed after the deadlines will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

We grant Tuition Assistance awards for one year. Parents must complete a PFS each year and send it to SSS in accordance with the annual application deadlines. Unless there is a significant change in annual income or available assets, you can expect the approximate level of assistance to be continued from year to year.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is tuition assistance available to students in the preschool program?

A:  Marin Horizon does not provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in the Toddler Program. However, students enrolled in the Primary program and beyond may apply and potentially receive tuition assistance.

Q:  How is the Required Family Contribution (RFC) calculated?

A:  The RFC is determined through a methodology developed by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which takes into consideration gross taxable and non-taxable income, assets, liabilities, unusual expenses, family size and the number of students in tuition-charging schools or colleges. After allowances for basic necessities and taxes, and a cost of living adjustment for the Bay Area, a portion of the remaining funds are considered available for education. The NAIS School & Student Services (SSS) website offers webinars, FAQs, and step-by-step guides that help families understand how tuition assistance awards are calculated. 

Q: If only one parent is working, will the student be considered for tuition assistance?

A: In families where only one parent works outside of the home, the Tuition Assistance Committee may adjust total household income accordingly. If caring for a young child who is not enrolled in school, an infirm or disabled family member, or other special circumstances, the Tuition Assistance Committee will factor this into the tuition assistance award.

Q: What if I cannot afford the application fee for the PFS?

A: SSS will automatically apply a fee waiver to eligible families based on the information in the PFS.

Q: Does applying for tuition assistance affect chances for admission?

A: The Admissions Committee makes decisions on a needblind basis. Students who are deemed strong candidates for our program will be offered admission, space allowing, regardless of their financial need. Some years, however, the collective need of students qualifying for tuition assistance exceeds available resources, and we cannot offer tuition assistance. In those instances, admitted students will be placed on a Tuition Assistance waiting list.

Q:  What if I cannot afford the $1,000 annual capital deposit?

A:  Capital deposits are waived for those families who receive a tuition assistance award.