Affording BWS

Brentwood School is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to the most talented students in the Los Angeles area.

We recognize that a Brentwood School education is a major investment and one that can be a challenge for many families. Brentwood School remains firmly dedicated to helping families afford this educational choice. To that end, we have several different payment options and a financial aid program for those who qualify. 

On the basis of demonstrated financial need, Brentwood School annually awards approximately $3.5 million in financial assistance to students. With financial assistance, many families discover that a Brentwood School education is within their reach.

Full Payment

A $2,750 deposit is due in February/March for the following academic year. The balance of tuition is due in July.

Ten-month Payment Plan

This option allows the balance remaining (after enrollment deposit, applicable financial aid, book deposit, and new student fee*) to be paid in ten equal installments. The first payment begins July 5 and continues through April 5 via electronic funds transfer. Financing agreement (including finance charge) is required.

Educational Loans

Educational loans are available through third-party lenders. Tuition loan programs assist many families in making tuition payments more affordable by providing the funds upfront and spreading the payments over a longer period of time. Go to NAIS or call Susanne McNeil Eng at (310) 889-2666 for more information.

Need-Based Financial Aid

This option is designed to help families who could not realistically consider private education. Like many other independent schools, Brentwood School uses FAST to assess a family’s level of need. We also require tax returns as part of the confidential process. FAST provides unbiased and uniform information to schools. For more information about our financial aid process, please contact Zita Hernandez at

* The new student fee is waived for Financial Aid recipients.

Tuition 2015-16 School Year
K-6 $31,890
7-12 $37,725
Other Fees
New Student Fee $2,000*
Book Deposit $600 (7-12)
Retreat Fees
(Grades 7, 9, & 12)
$400 (approx.)

* Brentwood School waives the new student fee for Financial Aid recipients.

Contact Us

Zita Hernandez
Operations and Financial Aid Coordinator
(310) 889-2653