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 2018-19

The academic year is from August 22, 2018 to June 14, 2019.

Preschool Tuition (ages 2-5)

Half Day (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)               $17,500

Full Day   (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)          $20,750

Extended Day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)        $25,500

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


Preschool Summer Session (8 week session:  June 17- August 9, 2019)

Half Day                                                  $3,000

Full Day                                                   $3,575

Extended Day                                        $4,375


Preschool Mini-Camps (school breaks)

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


Elementary Tuition (Grades K-5)

Kindergarten to 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 to 8 (8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)  


$19,450 Tuition for 2018/19 with Founding Families discount (see below)

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 K-8 students. Most Enrichment Classes are provided by third-party organizations 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 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 tuition discount on remaining balance due after payment of $1,500 tuition deposit when enrolling by August 1. The discount is 3% for Full payment and 2% for Semi-Annual.

Founding Families Discount – Middle School Program

Middle School students enrolled in 2018/19 will receive a $5,000 Founding Families Discount 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.

Payment Plan Options

FULL:  Payment of the full amount of tuition due on July 1, 2018. There is a 3% discount on net tuition due after payment of tuition deposit for this payment option when enrolled by August 1.

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

TEN MONTHS:  10 equal payments from July 1, 2018 – April 1, 2019.


Other Student Expenses

New Student Fee (new students only): A one-time, non-refundable New Student Fee of $1,000 is due with the first tuition payment.

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 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: