ELC Tuition and Tuition Assistance


    2022-23 Tuition


    Pending school board approval, tuition for the 2022-23 school year is estimated to be approximtley 5% higher than 2021-22 school year. 


    2021-22 Tuition 


    Tuition is annual and - at no additional cost to families - is divided into 11 equal installments. All classes are 5 days a week.


    • Part-Day (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)  $18,700 ($1,700 a month)


    • School-Day (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)  $22,000 ($2,000 a month)


    • Full-Day (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)  $25,300 ($2,300 a month)


    MPCSD Staff and Sibling Discounts


    MPCSD staff and siblings of currently enrolled students at the ELC will receive a 10% discount on tuition. 




    For families new to the ELC, a $1,500 non-refundable deposit must be provided to confirm a child’s space and will be credited towards the first month’s tuition. The deposit is waived for current ELC students. 


    2020-21 Tuition Assistance

    Tuition assistance will be available for the 2021-22 school year on a sliding scale, based on income and family size (Family size includes the child, parents/primary caregivers living in the home with the child, and siblings under 18 living at home with the child). 


    Families earning 80% of Area Median Income for San Mateo County or less are eligible to receive tuition assistance and will be entered the lottery for a scholarship after they have applied to attend the ELC. Tuition will be determined based on income and availability of funding. 


    Children eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (born between September 1- December 1) will not be eligible to receive tuition assistance in their last year before kindergarten.


    Priorities for the lottery for tuition assistance are as follows:

    1. Current ELC students and their siblings 
    2. English Learner MPCSD Resident and English Learner Tinsley siblings
    3. Resident and Tinsley Siblings (not English Learner)
    4. Children of MPCSD Staff (who are not any of the above)
    5. Tinsley eligible non-siblings 


     2020-21 Tuition Assistance


    ELC Scholarship Family Fee Schedule

    English- Family Income Verification Form

    Spanish- Family Income Verification Form