Skip To Main Content

Affording Hillbrook

Flexible Tuition at Hillbrook

Making a Hillbrook education accessible to families from diverse economic backgrounds.
The highest tuition rate for the 2022-23 school year is $40,700.

Our Commitment

Flexible Tuition at Hillbrook is one key way we strengthen our community by making the whole Hillbrook experience accessible to families from diverse economic backgrounds. We know that diversity strengthens the educational experience for each of our students. This philosophy has been a part of our school’s culture since 1935, when all of our first students came together from a variety of circumstances and backgrounds to live, learn, and thrive together at Hillbrook. Hillbrook remains committed to making an independent school education accessible for children and families that connect with our mission and vision.

How Does Flexible Tuition Work?

At Hillbrook, every family pays tuition to their capacity, and every family’s tuition is flexible to some degree. Flexible Tuition is offered to a family based on individual need. Over one third of our families pay a tuition rate that differs from the highest rate of tuition. The highest tuition rate for the 2022-23 school year is $40,700, while the actual cost of educating a Hillbrook student is approximately $47,000 per year. 

We recognize that the cost of an independent school education goes beyond tuition. At a rate that is proportionate to each family’s Flexible Tuition rate, Hillbrook also offers: 

  • The cost of Extended Care services
  • One After School Enrichment class per session
  • One week-long session of Hillbrook Summer Camp Programs
  • iPad insurance cost (in Middle School) 
  • Opportunities to participate in class trips, including international service learning and cultural experiences.

Eligibility for admission to Hillbrook is determined entirely independent of an application for Hillbrook's Flexible Tuition Program.

The Flexible Tuition application for the 23-24 school year will be due on February 3, 2023. 

Margaret Randazzo

Margaret Randazzo


Key Admission Dates:

  • October 22, 2022 - High School Open House (San Jose)
  • November 12, 2022 - High School Open House (San Jose)
  • January 11, 2023 - High School Open House (San Jose)
  • January 21, 2023 - JK-8 Open House (Los Gatos)
  • February 3, 2023 - Flexible Tuition Applications Due
  • February 3, 2023 - Admission Applications Due
  • February 10, 2023 - Supplemental Materials Due
  • March 17, 2023 - Admission Decisions Released
  • March 24, 2023 - Enrollment Decisions Due