Early Education Programs Cost & Fees

Cost & Fees

SFUSD PreKindergarten has both subsidized and tuition-based options.


Qualifying families may take advantage of a sliding-scale subsidized tuition, based on family income. Additionally, families may seek subsidies if parents or guardians are:

  • employed or seeking employment
  • attending school
  • medically incapacitated
  • participating in CalWorks through Social Services
  • seeking permanent housing
  • receiving Child Protective Services

Please contact the Early Education Enrollment Office at 415-241-6085 to inquire about your child’s eligibility for subsidized tuition prior to applying.


Families who do not qualify for subsidized tuition can pay a full fee (referred to as "tuition-based"). Tuition-based families do not have to meet a "need" requirement. Tuition-based enrollment slots are available on a first come, first serve basis at $1,350 per month (subject to change). Each school will invoice families on a monthly basis, and all fees are to be paid directly to your child’s school. There is also a non-refundable application fee of $100 which must be submitted with your application for each child you wish to enroll.

Tuition-based and subsidized children are in the same classrooms and receive the same services.

This page was last updated on December 1, 2022