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Tuition and Tuition Assistance

Thank you for considering EB for your child’s education!

We aim to provide the highest quality bilingual education while offering the best value to our families. EB is a nonprofit institution, which means tuition is used solely to pay for the costs of educating our students. We are committed to helping families afford EB and look forward to assisting you throughout the process.

A Commitment to Affordability

Inclusivity is an important part of EB's mission. One of the ways we achieve socio-economic diversity is by dedicating a generous amount of the school’s budget to need-based tuition assistance.

Tuition Assistance

Depending on the year, between 35% to 40% of EB families receive some form of tuition assistance.

Ecole Bilingue is committed to remaining affordable in order to maintain its vibrant socio-economic diversity, which enhances the experience of all students. Families who are considering EB for their child, but may have challenges in affording it are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

EB tuition assistance covers up to 55% of the tuition, as well as overnight field trips. We provide step-by-step guidance on the process and deadlines to apply for tuition assistance.

Bourses Scolaires

French families residing in the US can apply to need-based tuition assistance provided by the French government. This program is called “Bourses Scolaires” and covers up to 100% of the tuition. This program promotes enrollment of additional French native speakers, hence benefitting all students.

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Who Qualifies?

Every situation is unique, but, as these sample scenarios suggest, many families qualify for our tuition assistance programs, particularly those with multiple children enrolled at EB (or other tuition-based schools).

**Please note these scenarios are for informational purposes only and do not imply specific awards.  Tuition Assistance takes into considerations several parameters besides the gross income such as assets. Number of children refers to total children enrolled in independent, tuition-paying schools.

Sample Tuition Scenarios

Tuition for 2024-2025

Preschool and Kindergarten
Grades 1 to 5
Grades 6 to 8 (includes International Track)
Additional fee for the Accelerated French Program  (G1 to G3)

Required & Optional Fees

List of 2 items.

  • Required

    One time enrollment fee (first year only)$1,950
    Tuition refund insurance (first year only)1.15% of tuition
    Overnight field trips (grades 3, 4 and 6)Ranges from $645 to $1,270
  • Optional

    Extended Day Package (unlimited morning and afternoon care during school days for the year)$1,750
    Extended Day Drop-in rate$12 per hour
    School Breaks Package (day camps during the 2024-2025 school year: Fall break, Winter Break and Spring Break)$1025
    Four weeks of Preschool Summer Camp$1,285
    Hot lunch - price per meal (subject to change)$6.75 to $7.25
    Optional overnight field trips (grades 5, 7 and 8)$2,450
    After School activitiesVarying costs
    Tuition refund insurance (mandatory on a family’s first year at EB and optional thereafter)1.15% of tuition

Payment Options

We provide four options for paying EB’s annual tuition and fees.

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All Are Welcome! (Anti-Discriminatory Policy)

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, including applications, admissions, and employment.