Tuition & Financial Aid

As a parent, you want to give your child the world.

Discover how YCIS can partner with you on the journey.

Our tuition model is rooted in our commitment to provide a high-quality dual language program that will transform generations of students into bilingual, compassionate, multicultural leaders who exhibit strong community values and academic excellence. We understand that a private, bilingual education is a significant investment. When you decide to send your child to YCIS, you can rest assured that your child will be known, supported, and given opportunities they won’t find elsewhere to develop their unique gifts.


What does your tuition investment provide at YCIS?

– Access to teachers with excellent credentials and a deep commitment to their students’ success with a high level of individual attention

– An innovative English-Chinese curriculum that provides a competitive edge 

– Exceptional programs and resources which develop well-rounded students


Questions? You are also welcome to reach out to us by email or call 650-903-0986.

2024-2025 Tuition
for Grades K-8:
August – June Academic Year

Full Day (8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.)

With YALP (8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Tuition includes: 

School supplies, textbooks, and learning materials
Most day field trips
Testing fees (grades 3-8)
After school orchestra (grades 4-8)
1:1 laptops (grades 3-5), laptops/iPads (K-2)
individual laptops for each student (grades 6-8)
After school care (grades 6-8)

After School Yew Chung Arts and Language Program (YALP)
3:15 – 6:00 p.m.

The YALP after-school program is an extended day program for YCIS K-5 students. YALP provides homework support, educational activities in Chinese to support language learning, outdoor play and a snack. Optional teacher-led extracurricular classes are offered at no additional cost to YALP students.

$4,950 = Annual fee for Full Time (4-5 days per week)

$4,050 = Annual fee for 3 days per week

$2,650 = Annual fee for 2 days per week

$1,350 = Annual fee for 1 day per week

YALP also offers a variety of enrichment classes after school for K-8 students. Most enrichment classes are provided by third-party vendors and instructors and incur a separate fee.

YALP offers Summer Camps for students entering K to Grade 6.

Preschool girl playing with colors

2024-2025 Tuition
for Preschool & TK:
August – July Annual Program

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuition includes: all learning materials and supplies, snacks and enrichment classes.

Optional childcare mini-camps will be offered for three school breaks at an additional cost.  

Payment Plan Options

FULL: Payment of the full amount of tuition due on July 1, 2024.

SEMI-ANNUAL: Two payments of 50% each due on July 1, 2024, and December 1, 2024.

TEN MONTHS: 10 equal payments from July 1, 2024 – April 1, 2025.

NOTE: Semi-Annual and Ten-Month Payment Plans incur interest. Total amounts due are calculated based on program selection, payment plan chosen and are disclosed in full on the contract prior to enrollment.

Making Bilingual Education Affordable and Accessible 

We believe a bilingual education should be accessible to a wide variety of families. We offer a 20% sibling discount for each child after the first is enrolled. 

We are also committed, to the extent our resources allow, to supporting families who wish to enroll their children at YCIS Silicon Valley but cannot otherwise afford to do so. Financial Aid is available to current and new students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 8 who demonstrate financial need.  All Financial Aid applications are submitted through FACTS Management.

An application and current tax documents are required to determine eligibility. To request further information on financial aid, please email YCIS.

Tuition Deposit

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $2,500 per student, along with an enrollment contract, is required for all new and returning students to secure a place at YCIS. All payment plans include a credit for the tuition deposit.

New Student Fee

A one-time, non-refundable New Student Fee of $2,000 is due in the first year of enrollment and is billed according to the payment plan selected.

Other Student Expenses

Lunch Program (all grades):  Parents may choose to order hot lunches for their children through the school’s catering service.

Overnight Field Trips (K-8):  Most school field trips are covered by tuition. However, supplemental field trips, overnight field trips and school trips such as the 5th Grade trip to China or Middle School trips to Costa Rica and Washington, D.C. will incur additional costs. These trips are planned in advance with input from parents.

School Uniforms (TK-8):  YCIS students in Grades TK-8 are required to purchase their school uniforms through our supplier, Land’s End.  Land’s End offers high quality, reasonably priced uniform items. They also offer many promotions throughout the year.

Violin (K-4):  Students in Grades K-4 will need to rent or purchase a new or used violin for their music lessons. Guidelines for selecting an appropriate instrument are provided by the music teacher prior to the beginning of the school year.

Class Fund (all grades):  The school’s Parent Organization collects a modest annual contribution from parents for their child(ren)’s class fund to support extracurricular class-based celebrations and activities.

Discover More About The Value of a YCIS Education

We invite you to explore our academic options, or take the next step and schedule a virtual tour or admissions meeting! We look forward to meeting your family and sharing more about the value of a YCIS education.