Tuition & Financial Aid

Give Your Child the World

The gift of a bilingual education opens doors to future possibilities. As a student at YCIS, your child will learn with joy, grow with empathy and explore with confidence as he or she becomes a compassionate, bilingual world learner and leader.

Tuition and Fees 2017-18

The academic year is from August 16, 2017 to June 14, 2018.


Preschool Tuition (ages 2-5)

Half Day (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)              $16,300

Full Day   (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)          $19,250

Extended Day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)       $24,250

Tuition includes: supplies, learning materials, field trips and snacks.


Preschool Summer Session (8 week session:  June 18- August 10, 2018)

Half Day                                                  $2,875

Full Day                                                   $3,410

Extended Day                                        $4,260


Elementary Tuition (Grades K-5)

Kindergarten – Grade 5 (8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)


Tuition includes: school supplies, textbooks, learning materials, most field trips, testing fees (grades 3-5), after school orchestra (grades 4-5) and 1:1 laptops (grades 3-5) and mobile unit laptops/ipads (K-2)


Middle School Tuition (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6 and 7 (8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)   


Founding Families Tuition for 2017/18 (See Tuition Discounts below):

Grade 6 – $21,950

Grade 7 – $20,950

Grade 8 – $19,450


Tuition includes: school supplies, textbooks, learning materials, testing fees, after school orchestra, most field trips, and individual laptops for each student.


After School Program Fees (Grades K-8)

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

Unlimited (5 days per week)          $4,750

4 days per week                                $4,000

3 days per week                                $3,150

2 days per week                                $2,200

1 day per week                                  $1,150


The YALP after school program provides homework support, educational activities in Chinese and a snack.

YALP also offers a variety of Enrichment Classes after school for YCIS elementary and middle school students. Most Enrichment Classes are provided by third-party organizations and incur a separate fee.

YALP offers Summer Camps for students aged 5-11.


Tuition Discounts

Sibling Discount

We offer a 20% sibling discount off the lower tuition for families with two or more children.


Tuition Payment Plan Discount

Tuition payments made in Full or Semi-Annually are eligible for a 2% tuition discount on remaining balance due after payment of $1,500 tuition deposit.


Founding Families Discount – Middle School Program

Grade 6 students will receive a Founding Families Discount of $2,500, Grade 7 will receive a Founding Families Discount of $3,500, and Grade 8 students will receive a Founding Families Discount of $5,000 in recognition of their support of our growing Middle School program.


Tuition Payment Plans

Tuition Deposit

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,500 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. For 2018-19, new families will be assessed a one-time, non-refundable New Student Fee of $1,000.


Payment Plan Options

FULL:  Payment of the full amount of tuition due on July 1, 2017. There is a 2% discount on net tuition due after payment of tuition deposit for this payment option.

SEMI-ANNUAL:  Two payments of 50% each due on July 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. There is a 2% discount on net tuition due after payment of tuition deposit for this payment option.

TEN MONTHS:  10 equal payments from July 1, 2017 – April 1, 2018. ACH Debit required for this option.


Other Student Expenses

Overnight Field Trips:  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:  YCIS students in Grades K-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.


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


Violin (K-3):  Students in Grades K-3 are required 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:  The school’s Parent Organization collects an annual contribution from parents for their child(ren)’s class fund to support extracurricular class-based celebrations and activities.


Annual Fund:  As a non-profit school, YCIS relies on tuition, fundraising and generous contributions from families and friends to support excellence in teaching and learning. Parents may contribute to the Annual Fund during special fundraising campaigns and throughout the school year.



Financial Aid

We believe a bilingual education should be open to all. To the extent our resources allow, we are committed 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 Kindergarten 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: