Affording MCDS

Economic diversity enhances the educational and social experience for both children and adults, and is critical to sustaining a healthy school culture.

Our tuition model, indexed tuition, supports our commitment to making an MCDS education accessible to families from a wide range of economic circumstances. MCDS assesses each family's ability to pay in order to assign an appropriate tuition rate.

Approximately 20% of our current families pay tuition below the top of the index, although everyone's tuition is indexed to some degree; the highest tuition rate does not completely cover the full cost of educating a student. Financial support for indexed tuition is derived primarily from the school's operating budget and unrestricted endowment income.

Tuition Ranges for 2017-18

Kindergarten – 4th Grade $750-$31,600
5th Grade $750-$32,200
6th - 8th Grade $750-$34,400

Tuition includes the cost of instruction, books and educational materials, lunch, outdoor education, field trips, laboratory fees, yearbooks and athletic uniforms. It does not include the cost of optional items such as special tutoring, and extended care or after-school programs. Tuition fees for the 2018-19 school year will be determined in February 2018.

Questions? Please contact Kara Diaz, Indexed Tuition & Enrollment Coordinator (

Marin Country Day School
5221 Paradise Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925
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