Tuition & Expenses

Since its founding in 1981, Anacapa has offered tuition that is competitive with other private schools in the Santa Barbara area. Each year, the Anacapa School Board of Trustees sets tuition for the following year after reviewing market information and school expenses. Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year for Lower School students is $26,000, and for Upper School students tuition is $27,100. Books and trips are additional expenses that total approximately $1,200.

Anacapa works hard to meet families’ financial needs.

The school has a generous financial aid program with scholarships for students who qualify on the basis of both financial need and merit. Scholarship students pay reduced tuition of varying amounts, depending on their financial need.

We believe strongly that the school is enhanced by an economically diverse student body, and we are proud of our legacy in meeting the financial needs of hard-working families who are willing to make the investment to provide their children with the benefits of an Anacapa education.

Anacapa’s admissions staff is happy to discuss the options available. Further information is also available on the Financial Aid page.