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Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Tuition & Affordability

Financial Assistance

A Sacred Heart education is an investment in your child's future and requires careful financial planning and considerable sacrifice for most families. We are committed to making a Sacred Heart education affordable to all academically qualified students regardless of financial circumstances. To the extent that our funds permit, tuition assistance is available to admitted students whose parents are able to demonstrate financial need, which is determined by a thorough evaluative process beginning with an application through FAST – Financial Aid for School Tuition. FAST, created by Independent School Management (ISM) in Wilmington, Delaware, evaluates a family’s ability to pay tuition based on a variety of factors including income, net worth, housing costs, and number of children paying tuition and cost of living for our area.
  • In the 2019-2020 school year, Sacred Heart awarded more than $7.0 million to families on the basis of clearly demonstrated financial need.
  • All requests for tuition assistance and family financial information are considered proprietary and held in strict confidence by Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.
  • Applying for tuition assistance has no bearing on acceptance to SHS.
  • The maximum tuition assistance given to a student applying to Preschool - 5th grade is $10,000.  
  • Limited tuition assistance is given to students applying to 6th - 8th grades.
  • Tuition assistance for students applying to 9th - 12th grade ranges between $1,000 and $46,888

SHS Tuition, 2019-20

Preschool Half Day:
Preschool Full Day:
Grades 1-5:
Grades 6-8:
Grades 9-12:


Wendy Quattlebaum (SHP '93)
Director, Admission & Tuition Assistance
Tel: 650.473.4073

Mailing Address;
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Fax: 650.326.2761

By the Numbers

51 Endowed Scholarships
$5+ Million Granted Annually
1 in 5 Students Receive Aid
Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12