Variable Tuition

Southfield School Now Offers Variable Tuition!

Variable Tuition Ranges

GradeTuition Ranges
Preschool$5,328-$6,727 + Fees (5 days from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Kindergarten$5,390-$10,780 + Fees (5 days from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Grades 1 through 4$6,060-$12,120 + Fees
Grades 5 through 8$6,596-$13,191 + Fees
Grade (Fees)InstructionalTechnologyFacilitiesSupplySnack
Grades 1 through 4$340$250$500$60N/A
Grades 5 through 8$340$250$500N/AN/A


We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Variable Tuition is a sliding scale plan that takes into consideration factors that include income, family size and military status. The area's best private school is more affordable than you might think.

Most families qualifying for variable tuition will pay an estimated $5,500-$11,000* per child (based on families earning $75,000-$175,000). Families approved for variable tuition can receive a tuition discount of 20-50%. This is possible through support from our endowments and the Operating Budget, which helps to offset tuition for all students at Southfield School.

*This information is intended to serve as an estimate and is not an official offer. This estimate is for tuition only and does not include fees. Southfield School will communicate your family's expected contribution upon completion of the SSS (School Student Services) application process.

Variable tuition is available to students in Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st through 8th grade. A student must be admitted to Southfield before a final tuition determination is made, but prospective families can complete both applications in tandem. This process is confidential. The application for Southfield School can be found here and the application for SSS (School Student Services ) can be found here.

An integral part of Southfield's mission is to promote and maintain a student body that represents the very best across all socio-economic groups. Variable tuition provides families who are unable to meet the full cost of tuition an individualized tuition payment based on the data they submit. This is one way we attract and maintain strong students and expand our community.

Tuition is due in full by July 15 to avoid payment plan fees and tuition insurance. Semester and Monthly plans carry a service charge equal to 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance (After Variable Tuition is applied). Semester and Monthly plans require participation in the Tuition Insurance Plan.
A non-refundable $400 deposit is due with the enrollment contract. This deposit will be applied to the first months tuition payment.
A limited number of scholarships have been established. The application requirements, amounts awarded and the duration and availability of these funds vary. Inquiries should be directed to the Admissions Director.
Extended Day for Preschool
Extended Day for preschool students begins at noon. They eat lunch, play on the preschool playground, socialize with friends, and rest. Pickup options are 3:00, 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. Southfields youngest students have their own room and playground for Extended Day. Contracts are available by semester.
Monthly Rates*Noon - 3:00 p.m.Noon - 4:30 p.m.Noon - 5:30 p.m.
5 days per week$225$335$410
3 days per week$165$245$300
After School Program (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
Southfields after school program for kindergarten through eighth grade students opens daily when the final bell rings. After school care is available by semester contract for three or five days a week. Students may reserve a place for the whole year or the semester. Semester contract forms are available at the front office. Drop-in service for the after school program is not available. Kindergarten students are in preschool classrooms. Lower School and Middle School students are in the library.
To sign-up for our extended day or aftercare program, please review our details and complete our online registration here
Monthly Rates4:30 p.m. Pick-up5:30 p.m. Pick-up
5 days per week$155$250
3 days per week$105$180