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Tuition and Financial Aid

Chartwell School understands that an independent education for your child requires a significant financial commitment. We are committed to working with families to help them make a Chartwell education a reality by allocating twenty percent of the school’s annual operating budget to support need-based tuition assistance annually.

We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office regarding annual tuition costs, payment plan options (administered through our Chartwell business office), K-12 education loans and, if needed, how need-based financial aid can assist qualifying families.

Tuition & Fees 2024-2025

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid application process opens in January for returning families and new families may apply once they have been accepted. Chartwell offers need-based financial aid awards in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid. Our budget is limited and we seek to equitably distribute grants to students based on their family’s financial need. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so timely applications are important.

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our Financial Aid Process. To begin your financial aid application, you will need to complete the SSS Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).  Use the link below.

Start Your Financial Aid Application

Once the school receives notification from SSS that the application is complete and tax returns are verified, then the application review and awarding process is conducted by the Financial Aid Committee. The Admissions Office will contact all families to notify them of their award once the Financial Aid Committee has recommended their award and to agree to the school's Financial Aid Policy. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 831-394-3468 ext. 1025 or

Please Note: Meeting all deadlines is an important part of the financial aid process, as late information can jeopardize the awarding process for a family. Financial aid is awarded annually and for one year at a time.

Financial Aid Donors

Our financial aid program is funded through the generous support of numerous caring individuals and foundations, including The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline D. Chapman Foundation, McMahan Family Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Quest Foundation, and other charitable organizations.

I came to Chartwell not being able to thrive in mainstream school. I could not read, write, or do math like my peers. However, the faculty at Chartwell not only taught me those skills but they taught me to believe in myself. This spring I graduated from The University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Chartwell is a truly amazing school and I am deeply grateful to have been able to be a student there.

Olalla Duffy , Class of 2015

Contact Us

Please reach out to schedule a call and tour.

Genee Cahill
Admissions Coordinator