In everything we do, we strive to find an equitable path forward. As we share in our Core Values - we believe in an affordable education with tuition based on need and an ability to pay. We aim to offer the full Golden Bridges experience at a cost that takes into consideration the financial challenges of living in San Francisco alongside the sustainability and well-being of the school organization and teacher salaries.
Families from all economic backgrounds are welcome.
The Board of Trustees for Golden Bridges School set tuition for the 2022-2023. At these levels, our budget can provide an equitable amount of Tuition Assistance to nearly 50% of our families (using 20-25% of annual budget).
Tumbleweed 3-day Preschool: $17,325
half day outdoor program, 8:30am-1:00pm, 3 days a week
Dandelion and Blackberry 5-day Preschool: $28,875
half day hybrid outdoor/indoor program, 8:30am-1:00pm, 5 days a week.
Kindergarten: 8:30am-1:00pm, 5 days a week.
8th Grade: $32,100
1st - 4th: 8:30-2:15pm, 4 days a week, Tuesdays until 1:00pm
5th - 8th: 8:30-3:15pm, 4 days a week, Tuesdays until 1:00pm
Tuition includes all school supplies, art materials, and field trips.
Children bring their own food and snacks. Food preparation and sharing is integrated into all early childhood programs and most Grades classes on farm days.
"We feel that this approach is not just so that our individual children can grow and be successful, but rather that this type of education benefits humanity as a whole. And that's what we want to bring and share within this community of Golden Bridges." — Golden Bridges Parent
Admission is not contingent on financial need.
To apply for tuition assistance, each family - returning and new - must complete an application using the online platform FAST. Each applicant is asked to provide detailed financial information and to supply related tax forms for verification: form 1040, W2, and business income information.
The application must be completed by January 13, 2023 (or in line with your student application if applying during rolling admissions) to be considered.
Part of the FAST application asks the family to make a tuition offering.
Once all Tuition Assistance applications have been received, the administration will seek to balance the needs of the individual families and the tuition assistance budget. This will likely require a further conversation, either over the phone or in person, to determine a tuition that is sustainable for everyone.
Financial information is NOT shared with the Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee (Faculty Members) submits acceptance recommendations to the Administration where tuition assistance is then allocated.
NOTE: Tuition Assistance award is contingent upon the verification of tax information.
After School Program
Preschool: M-F, 1:00pm-5:30pm A limited number of spaces are available at this time.
$10,165 annual cost for a 5 day set schedule
Spaces are available for all students in Kindergarten and older.
Kindergarten: M-F, 1:00pm-5:30pm
1st - 4th: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 2:30pm-5:30pm
5th - 8th: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 3:15pm-5:30pm
Tuesday early release aftercare begins at 1:00pm.
2022 - 2023 Pricing*
*2023-2024 Pricing will be set in June