Tuition & Affordability

Capitol Hill Day School is committed to its mission to provide a quality education to an economically diverse student body. The Financial Assistance program directly supports this mission, and we are proud that more than 25% of our students receive financial assistance awards. 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 students.

What Makes Us Special?

We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged and concepts are presented in meaningful and creative ways. Our rich and unparalleled Field Education program (more than 300 field trips per year) connects the classroom to the real world. Small classes and a project approach to teaching create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Our graduates are confident, academically prepared, socially adept, and flourish at a wide range of high schools, where they continue to live out the School’s motto of “explore, engage, and connect.” Here, students are not simply memorizing facts and taking tests; knowledge is absorbed through hands on, experiential learning.

Progressive means you get to learn from your mistakes. There’s an opportunity to fix what you did wrong and learn from it.


One of the fascinating things about the school is they’re not focused just on academics—they’re focused on the entire person.


One of the fascinating things about the school is they’re not focused just on academics—they’re focused on the entire person.



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. Optional services, such as bus service and the After School Program, are billed separately.

Early Childhood through Grade 4.........................$39,220.00
Grades 5 through 8...............................................$41,210.00

Affording CHDS

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We recognize the significant financial commitment made by our families and understand that each family has unique financial circumstances. In addition to financial assistance, the School offers a variety of tuition payment options. We understand that this is an important decision, and we are always here to help answer any questions you might have.

Contact the Admissions Office.

Included in Tuition

  • Field trips
  • Books
  • Art supplies
  • Athletic team uniforms and season travel
  • School publications including yearbook
  • Upper Grade after school study hall
  • A variety of Upper Grade after school clubs

Optional Expenses

  • After School Program
  • Bus service for traveling to and from School (field trip bus service included)
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Applying for Financial Assistance

We welcome families to apply for financial assistance.  Capitol Hill Day School awards more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance each year to eligible families. Approximately 25% of the School's students receive financial assistance, which is administered through our Business Office.  Admissions decisions are made prior to consideration for financial assistance. 

Capitol Hill Day School partners with Clarity for financial assistance assessments. 

Families may submit an application for financial assistance at The financial assistance application will be available through Clarity beginning in September, and the deadline for submitting a financial assistance application is February 2, 2024.    

Financial Assistance FAQ

Click on the Clarity button above to apply for financial assistance.  Select Capitol Hill Day School once you are logged in to the Clarity website.  For a step-by-step video guide to the Clarity application process, please click here.


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