Tuition and Tuition Assistance


Each January, our Board of Trustees sets the tuition schedule for the coming school year. For the 2021-2022 school year, tuition is $35,500 for all grade levels. A one-time enrollment deposit of $1,000 is due for each student upon enrollment.

Tuition covers all educational costs, including:

  • School day instruction

  • Student supplies

  • School activities

  • Field trips


After-school care and enrichment programming as well as AVS Adventure camps, which cover many school closure days, are available at additional cost. Zum carpooling service is also available at an additional cost

Need-Blind Admissions Process

Alta Vista School is committed to building a community of families who share common values, irrespective of financial means. We offer tuition assistance and encourage families who may need assistance to apply. Our admissions process is need-blind, meaning that tuition assistance does not play a role in the admission decision. Tuition assistance is provided confidentially to families after an admission decision has been made.

Tuition Assistance

Alta Vista works with TADS, an independent and established tuition assistance service, to process tuition support applications. TADS does not determine whether tuition assistance will be given or in what amount. Rather, TADS is a need-based tuition assistance analysis service that provides the school with a report, including a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition based on their means. Alta Vista then makes the specific determination. All information from TADS is kept confidential. Applications are reviewed by our administrative team to determine whether and in what amount a tuition assistance offer is made to a family. The deadline for our tuition assistance application is February 12, 2022.

Supporting documentation
  • Household members' most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)

  • W-2s from each job held by household members

  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members

  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers' compensation, etc.)

  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust

Need help with your application?

You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.

Website (with online chat):


Mailing Address: 1201 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Telephone: 800-884- 8237 (Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm Central)

Fax: 612-548-3326 (24 hours)

Additional Scholarship Programs

Basic Fund is a privately funded scholarship program dedicated to broadening the educational opportunities for children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools.

To guide you in the application process, you may use a:

tuition assistance worksheet / hoja de trabajo de asistencia de matrícula La opción de idioma español está disponible dentro de la aplicación.