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A Sequoyah
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At Sequoyah, we believe in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

Affording a Sequoyah Education

If you are considering Sequoyah for your family, then you most likely believe in the value of an independent school education. And whether your top reasons for applying are high academic standards, small classes, and individual attention; or excellent teachers and an actively involved parent community; or an educational philosophy based in inclusiveness and respect; you will come to understand that investing in elementary and high school education can pay dividends for a lifetime. 

Sequoyah offers families the flexibility to choose between two tuition payment options — a full tuition payment by the end of June or an 11-month payment plan. We encourage families who have concerns about affording the top tuition to apply for Indexed Tuition. For those families whose complete applications meet established criteria, we will set tuition based on their unique financial situations.

Meet our Business Office Team

Email James or call
626-795-4351 x217

Email Malena or call
626-795-4351 x218

& Fees

2019-2020 School Year

Top Tuition 2019-2020 School Year K-8: $28,250
9-12: $32,300
One-time New Student Fee* $1,500
Field Studies Fee* Bamboo Forest, Pond, Backyard, Nest: $565 Treehouse, Egret’s Perch, Over There, Out Back: $1,049 Jr. High: $2,325 High School: $2,638
Payment Options OPTION #1: Full Tuition Payment — due June 30 OPTION #2: Monthly Payment Plan — 11 equal payments June through May paid on the first of the month, except February when tuition deposits are paid for the upcoming school year. There is an annual administrative fee for the payment plan.*
Annual Giving A voluntary contribution. We ask that all families give according to their means. No gift is too small or too large, and all gifts are valued.
Daycare Annual Daycare Contract : $2160 Paid in one payment by September 9, 2019, or in 9 monthly installments of $240 from September through May Monthly 5-Day/Week Contract: $300 per month/$75 per week Monthly 2-Day/Week Contract: $146 per month, $36.50 per week Drop-In Daycare: $12.50 per hour
Indexed Tuition Workshop January 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Sequoyah K-8 campus, Infinity Room
Indexed Tuition Application Due February 6, 2020

* Can be added to your monthly tuition plan

Sequoyah is an intentionally diverse school community.

At Sequoyah, diversity is a core educational value – including socioeconomic diversity. We dedicate a significant portion of operating revenue to support Indexed Tuition, with 30-40% of our families paying less than the maximum tuition level. As a result, our school community includes a broad spectrum of social, economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Annual Giving also contributes to our commitment to sustaining an inclusive school community. We value every gift and ask all families to make a philanthropic contribution to the school each year, according to their means.

Learn more about Indexed Tuition below.

How is tuition set for your family?

Learn more at our Indexed Tuition Workshop
January 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Infinity Room at Sequoyah School’s K-8 Campus
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What is
Indexed Tuition?

For questions, email or call our Business Office
at 626-795-4351 x217

Sequoyah offers an Indexed Tuition program, instead of financial aid, that allows families to pay a tuition rate based on their financial means. We encourage families who have concerns about their ability to afford the top tuition to apply. For families who submit a complete application and meet the established criteria, we will set tuition based on their unique financial situation. Approximately 30-40% of our students will be assigned less than the maximum-level tuition.

It is important that new families disclose potential need of the Indexed Tuition program at the time of their original application to the school. If your family is not assigned a lower tuition level upon admission, and outside an adverse change in personal circumstances, we anticipate in our budgeting that your family will be paying the top tuition in subsequent years.

Learn about the application process below.

2019-2020 Indexed Tuition Process

The Indexed Tuition application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is February 6, 2020. Please be aware that the application process moves quickly. We strongly encourage families to begin the process early and to submit the required application materials at least a month in advance of the deadline.

The basic steps of applying for Indexed Tuition are outlined below. For help and clarification, we encourage families to attend the Indexed Tuition workshop on January 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in the Infinity Room on our K-8 campus. CAMPUS MAP


STEP 1. File your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.

STEP 2. Complete and submit the School and Student Services (SSS) application form on the NAIS website by February 6, 2020, along with the application fee. All forms must be completed online. Paper copies of the application are not required by the Sequoyah Business Office.

STEP 3. Upload your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return directly to your NAIS/SSS account. If you are unable to provide your tax return by February 6, 2020, you may submit your 2018 return with the understanding that you will provide your 2019 return by August 31, 2020. Sequoyah reserves the right to review any index awards offered within 30 days of submitting your 2019 tax return.

STEP 4. New students will receive a tuition determination with their admission letters in March. For returning students, a tuition determination will be included in their re-enrollment contracts in February.

February 6, 2020

Applications are accepted online only on the NAIS website. Sequoyah’s Business Office does not require paper copies.



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