Tuition & Financial Aid

From its inception in 1968, Capitol Hill Day School has remained faithful to its mission of providing a quality education to a racially and economically diverse student body. The Financial Aid program directly supports this mission. We are proud that more than 35% of our students represent racial and ethnic diversity, and 25% of our students receive financial aid awards.

While some independent schools have separate fees for activities, sports, maintenance, and capital levies, Capitol Hill Day School tuition is inclusive, and covers instruction, field trips, books, art supplies, and most materials for students. Some overnight trips or special theatre events may cost an additional nominal fee; however, no student will be excluded from participation based on finances. Optional services, such as bus service and the After School Program, are billed separately.

We realize that choosing an independent school requires a financial commitment and we strive to contain our costs while providing the best possible education for our children.

If you have any questions about the financial aid process, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Danielle Bowen
Financial Aid Director
dbowen@chds.org
202-386-9926

Applying for Financial Aid

Capitol Hill Day School awards more than $750,000 in financial aid each year to eligible families. Approximately 25% of the School's students receive financial aid. Financial aid is administered through our Business Office and admission decisions are made prior to consideration for financial aid. 

Capitol Hill Day School partners with Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for financial aid assessments. 

Families may submit an application for financial aid at www.mytads.com. Financial aid applications will be available through TADS beginning in October, and the deadline for submitting a financial aid application is February 1, 2019. 

TADS Financial Aid Application. Clicking this image will take you to the TADS website.

Please click on the TADS button above to apply for financial aid. Select "Financial Aid Assessment" once on the TADS website. 

Note: If you already created a Ravenna login to submit an application for admission, you can select “Log in with schoolcommunity ID” on the TADS login screen. Choose "Sign Up" in order to create a single username and login that you can use for both TADS and Ravenna.

Ella, 4th Grade

"I like to go on field trips because we get to have a lot of fun and we learn stuff. We're going to New York and I can't wait."

Rhys, Early Childhood

"I like playing with the Legos and going outside. I like playing games, also."

Ené, 4th Grade

"I really like that we have our own library because I love reading. I'm reading Harry Potter right now."