Financial Assistance

At The John Thomas Dye School, we believe in making a JTD education accessible to all students, regardless of their family’s ability to pay full tuition.
More information about the School’s Financial Assistance program can be found in the guide Affording JTD: A Guide to Financial Assistance for Current and Prospective Families.

Tuition for the 2024-25 school year is $41,818 for Kindergarten through Grade 6. There is also a one-time new student fee of $2,500. If a family would like to request Financial Assistance, please check the appropriate box and enter the waiver code on the application for admission. The admissions application fee of will be waived.
Covered Expenses
School-related expenses that may be covered by Financial Assistance:
  • Tuition and new student fees
  • Bus transportation
  • Extended Day Programs: After School Care (ASC) or After School Enrichment (ASE)
  • The John Thomas Dye School Summer Program
  • Grade-level retreats
  • Parents' Association Activities (Lunch on the Lawn, Special Event, JTD Fair tickets, etc.)
  • Education testing and ongoing therapeutic or educational services
The school utilizes "FAST" (Financial Aid for School Tuition) which is sponsored by Independent School Management (ISM) to help determine awards for Financial Assistance applicants. The School requires parents to complete the online FAST application and the supplemental budget worksheet each year that assistance is requested. Once FAST receives the required information from parents, it verifies the applicant's information and determines the suggested Financial Assistance award based on the submitted data and documentation. The School, through a committee, then reviews the application, the FAST recommendation and determines the Financial Assistance award. In the case of divorced or separated parents, both parents must submit an application via FAST.

Until the School's committee has received the complete FAST application and the supporting documentation, it will be unable to process a family’s request for Financial Assistance. Please understand that once available funds for the upcoming year have been allocated, late or incomplete requests for Financial Assistance may not be considered. All requested materials must be submitted to FAST no later by the due dates below to be considered for Financial Assistance.
Important Dates:
FAST Application Opens: October 15, 2023
Current Family Applications Due: November 30, 2023
New Family Applications Due: January 12, 2024
Tax Return Documents Due: April 15, 2024

To begin the process, please click on the FAST logo above. If you have questions concerning this process, please contact Steven Prothro, Director of Finance & Operations.
Ready to apply?
Applicants for admission are accepted one year prior to the student's enrollment. If you have just found out you are moving to Los Angeles or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the admissions office for information.

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.