Carlthorp School tuition is determined in January of each year for the subsequent school year. Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $37,750 for Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
In addition to tuition, there is a one-time new student fee of $1,000 per student. Other expenses may include uniform fees, overnight field trips, after-school care or co-curricular activities.

Two Payment Schedules Offered

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  • Annual

    Pay in one installment,
    due on May 31
  • Semi-Annual

    Pay in two installments,
    due on May 31
    and January 31
    Please note that this payment plan requires the purchase of tuition refund insurance.

Financial Aid

Carlthorp School has a strong commitment to financial aid, which is based on our belief that socioeconomic diversity is critical to the well being of the school, and that it enhances the educational experience of all students. We are committed to providing opportunities for qualified, mission-appropriate students to attend Carlthorp School without regard to their families’ financial circumstances.

Our financial aid program is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can contribute and what it actually costs to attend Carlthorp School. All financial assistance is based on a family’s demonstrated financial need. Carlthorp School offers financial aid to approximately 11% of the student body. Financial assistance is also available for books, after-school clubs, activities, events, and field trips, as needed.

Applying for Financial Aid

Because our Admissions Committee prefers to review applications without consideration of financial need, we request that families apply for tuition assistance via the School and Student Services Application through NAIS. If you prefer to submit paper forms, information can be obtained by contacting the Carlthorp School Business Office at (310) 451-1332. Financial aid applications should be submitted directly to the Business Office and are due no later than February 15, 2024.

Families who would find it helpful to have their application fee waived may contact our Admissions Office or our Business Office at (310) 451-1332.