Tuition + Financial Aid

palm-valley-private-school-elementary-tuition-costWhile there are many educational options for families in the Coachella Valley, making the choice to enroll your child(ren) in an Independent Private School is an investment in their growth, success, and future. By investing in a Palm Valley School education you are ensuring that your child(ren) receive the individual attention they need, the relationships with adults and peers to propel them forward, and the excellent instruction they need to excel in their academic, artistic, and athletic endeavors for success into College and beyond. Our goal is to ensure that a Palm Valley education is financially accessible to any student and family who is qualified for Admission.

Financial Aid

Palm Valley School seeks to attract highly-qualified students and supportive families to join our school community. We are committed to ensuring that any child who qualifies for admission not be denied the opportunity to attend our school due to demonstrated financial need.

To the end, the Palm Valley School awards up to $1 Million annually to qualified students who wish to attend our school. We employ the Financial Aid model for all students who apply and qualify. Students with demonstrated financial need pay a tuition price that fits your family's ability to pay. 30-35% of our current student body receive financial assistance in some form. Additionally, we offer a variety of financed payment plans to accommodate families who wish to make monthly payments over a 10 month period.

Families wishing to apply for Financial Aid should visit the NAIS School and Student Services (SSS) to fill out the application Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year began in February, 2021.

Inquiries concerning the Financial Aid can be addressed to the Director of Admissions and Advancement by calling 760-328-0861 or sending an email to

Palm Valley School Cost Breakdown

Full Tuition and Fees for 2021-22

Full Day (40 hrs/week, school year only) $14,621

Full Day (40 hrs/week, school year only) $10,977

Kindergarten: $14,633

Grades 1-5: $17,212

Grades 6-12: $19,999

Deposit: A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your space in the class. (non-refundable)

New Family Fee: If you are a new family to the school, there is a $1,000 new family fee.

Other Expenses
Books, Materials, and Activities Fees:
Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten $500
Grades K-5 $895
Grades 6-12 $1,095

This includes for students such items as, but not limited to: student handbooks, textbooks, consumable texts, and classroom supplies, academic awards and ceremonies, physical education and athletic programs, lab fees, special assemblies, music/drama/art supplies, and classroom parties.

Technology Fees (All Grades): $375

Uniforms (K-12):  Families must purchase the required items of uniform dress through School Code #35525. The Spirit Store on campus sells gently used uniforms and spirit-wear. 

Hot Lunch Program: Catered hot lunches, which are optional and pre-ordered, will be available on designated days each week at an additional cost. 

Amount financed at a 5% rate over 4 installments (June, September, December and March) and 10% rate over ten installments (June – March)



International Students

Please note that tuition information above is for domestic students only. International students do not qualify for Financial Aid and should call our offices for more information or check with the organization that coordinates students from their country. Most placement agencies collect tuition and fees directly and arrangements are not made through the School. Students from China, Korea, and Japan must use Cambridge exclusively for application to Palm Valley School. inquiry-option-2/