If you are interested in applying to Tilden School, the first step is to contact us to set up a time for your family to schedule a tour and meet our team.

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If you have already met with us and wish to apply, you can access our admissions instructions and forms here.

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Age requirement

Kindergarten students at Tilden need to be at least five years old by August 31 of the year they enter kindergarten. 

Immunization requirement

Tilden School requires 100% immunization compliance for all students and staff. We take the health and safety of our school community, which includes highly vulnerable individuals, very seriously. Tilden School does not accept any religious exemptions for required immunizations. Exemptions for medical reasons must be for well-documented, medically-appropriate reasons. This policy is part of our commitment to being a 100% participant in the Immunity Community.


Completing the application materials secures your student a spot in the admission pool. Important admissions dates, instructions, and forms for the 2023-24 school year can be found here.

Tuition Deposit

Upon acceptance, we require a non-refundable deposit to secure your child’s place in the class.

Tuition for 2023-2024

All Grades: $16,100/ year ($1,700 March tuition deposit +$1,200/ month for 12 months)

The tuition amount covers everything needed for the school year, including most school supplies. There is a technology fee collected for rising 3rd grade students, see below. Note: the After-School Enrichment program is not covered by tuition.

New Student fee

Registration: $50 Non-refundable, one-time fee for new students.

Payment schedule for all grades

A $1,700 tuition deposit is due March 24, 2023, to hold your child’s place for fall. This payment is NON-REFUNDABLE in the event of early withdrawal or non-attendance.

12 monthly payments are due during the school year on the first of each month, July through June.

Late payments/NSF checks

Any payment received after the 7th of the month will be subject to a $20 late charge to be paid the next month. NSF checks will be assessed a $25 fee.


There is a 2% discount for tuition paid in full by May 1st. 

There is a 4% discount on the younger child’s tuition if a family has two or more children at Tilden School. 

Technology Fee

A technology fee is due the first day of August before your child’s 3rd grade year. This covers the cost of a computer and associated equipment your child will use at school; at the end of 5th grade (or when your child leaves Tilden), families will keep the computer and equipment. The fee this year was $410. The fee for 2023 will be announced in spring, 2023.


Tilden School works hard to keep tuition as affordable as possible while providing an excellent education. We do not require our families to fund raise or contribute to scholarships; tuition does not include any extra amount to subsidize scholarships. Therefore, we do not provide financial aid.

Upon acceptance, we require a non-refundable deposit to secure your child’s place in the class.

“We have two boys and the older one is in Kindergarten this year.  He’s over the moon about going to school.  He loves his classmates, teachers, activities, aftercare — absolutely everything.  This is a wonderful environment of smart, caring, thoughtful people running this school and I’d like to believe it attracts people seeking the best for their kids.”

— Kindergarten Parent