Carlthorp School tuition is determined in January of each year for the subsequent school year. Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $39,550 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 15
  • Semi-Annual

    Pay in two installments,
    due on May 15
    and January 15
    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 regardless of a family's 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 Aid grants are based on a family’s demonstrated financial need. Carlthorp School offers Financial Aid to approximately 11% of the student body. Financial Aid 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 Financial Aid via the School and Student Services Application.  

If you have any specific Financial Aid questions, please feel free to reach out to Ken Parr in the Carlthorp School Business Office at (310) 451-1332 or via e-mail at Financial Aid applications should be submitted online, and are due no later than February 15, 2025.

Please note that the admissions application fee is waived for any family applying for Financial Aid.  Feel free to contact the Admissions Office at (310) 451-1332 in order to receive an application fee waiver.