Tuition at CDS:
Our tuition and fees vary according to grade level. All enrollment agreements include a non-refundable deposit of $1,000, which is due upon enrollment each year and included as part of the total tuition due.
Additional fees are charged for services and extracurricular activities that are offered outside of the standard school day. These include After-Hours care, Off-Day Camps, our farm-to-school catered lunch service, extracurricular activities, and summer programs. Charges for private educational support and private lessons are billed by and paid directly to the service provider, not to CDS.
Expenses related to field trips, school supplies, yearbooks, and cultural assemblies are normally covered through tuition.
2019-20 Annual Tuition Rates:
Toddler 5 Full Day, Preschool All Day, and Kindergarten-Sixth Grade (Monday-Friday), $19,700
Preschool AM Plus (Half day on Monday and Friday, full day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), $16,735
Preschool Half Day (Monday-Friday), $12,129
Toddler, 3 Full Days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), $12,815
Toddler, 2 Full Days (Thursday, Friday), $8,803
Toddler, 5 Half Days (Monday through Friday), $13,687
Toddler, 3 Half Days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), $9,587
Toddler, 2 Half Days (Thursday, Friday), $6,849
Note: Half-day hours are 8:15-11:15 a.m. Full days are 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Extended Day Programming
Financial Assistance Information
At CDS, admissions decisions are made independent of need, and financial assistance is available to students in Preschool through Sixth Grade.
Our school uses the services of FACTS to assist in determining financial assistance awards. FACTS is an independent vendor that assists more than 6,000 institutions in the United States with financial-needs assessments.
Step 1: Application for admission
Complete the online admissions application. Financial assistance applications will only be considered when a complete and finalized admissions application has been submitted to CDS.
Step 2: FACTS application
Step 3: Decision
Should you have any questions about the process, please contact our Business Office at 314-469-6622 or email@example.com.