Access and Affordability for Families

Episcopal Day wants every student to have access to the same opportunities. Each year our school admits many students regardless of their families’ ability to pay the cost of a Episcopal Day education. 

Tuition assistance can range from a few thousand dollars to the total cost of tuition. These awards do not need to be repaid. We encourage families to apply for admission regardless of their financial circumstances.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Go to the School and Student Services (SSS) and click on “Complete your PFS” in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Complete and submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and upload a copy of your 2020 & 2021 federal tax returns, all schedules, and W-2 forms to SSS.

  • Both new and returning families must upload completed 2021 federal income tax forms to SSS.

  • If you need assistance, contact Cherie Patterson, Director of Finance at 650-274-0712.

How is a family’s financial need determined?

Like many area independent schools, we use the School and Student Services (SSS) platform as a starting reference point. Families use this secure online tool to complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) needed to apply for aid. Episcopal Day provides an estimated family contribution based on income, assets, family size, debts, and liabilities. We consider this recommendation and make adjustments as merited.
Episcopal Day is committed to providing aid during the student’s entire time at the School. Families must reapply for financial aid each year, and adjustments to an award can occur due to a change in a family’s financial situation. If a family’s financial circumstances don’t change, the award will increase to cover the rising cost of tuition each year.

Start Financial Aid Process

Use the School and Student Services (SSS) platform to begin.

Start your child's application today.

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Your Admission Team

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    Tish Scola 

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment
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    Roxy Nielsen 

    Admissions & Enrollment Associate

Director of Finance & Operations

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    Cherie Patterson 

    Director of Finance & Operations

Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Episcopal Day admits students of any race, color, 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, national and ethnic origin color, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.