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 2020-21

The academic year is from August 18, 2020 to June 11, 2021.


Kindergarten to Grade 8 Tuition


The school day is 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Tuition includes: school supplies, textbooks, learning materials, most day field trips, testing fees (grades 3-8), after school orchestra (grades 4-8) and 1:1 laptops (grades 3-5), mobile unit laptops/ipads (K-2), individual laptops for each student (grades 6-8).

Grades 6-8 Tuition: Middle school students enrolled in 2020/21 will receive a $5,000 Founding Families discount in recognition of their support of our growing middle school program.


Preschool Tuition (ages 2-5)

Preschool Academic Year (August 18, 2020 – June 11, 2021)

Half Day (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)               $19,715

Full Day   (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)          $22,995

Extended Day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)       $27,785


Preschool Academic Year + Summer (August 18, 2020 – July 30, 2021)

Half Day (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)               $21,685

Full Day   (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)          $25,295

Extended Day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)       $30,560


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


Preschool Mini-Camps for School Breaks:

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


Grades K-8 After-School Program Fees

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 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.

$4,750 = Annual fee for 5 days per week

$35 per day = daily rate for 1-4 days per week invoiced monthly

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 Kindergarten to Grade 8.


Tuition Discounts

Sibling Discount

We offer a 20% sibling discount for each additional sibling enrolled at YCIS after the first child.

Founding Families Discount – Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School students enrolled in 2020/21 will receive a $5,000 Founding Families Discount in recognition of their support of our growing middle school program.


Tuition Deposit and New Student Fee

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.

New Student Fee

A one-time, non-refundable New Student Fee of $1,000 is due in the first year of enrollment and is billed according to the payment plan selected.


Tuition Payment Plans

Payment Plan Options

FULL:  Payment of the full amount of tuition due on July 1, 2020.

SEMI-ANNUAL:  Two payments of 50% each due on July 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020.

TEN MONTHS:  10 equal payments from July 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021.

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


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 (K-8):  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.

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.



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: