Tuition covers the annual costs of instruction during the regular academic day, as well as the cost of textbooks, workbooks, certain school supplies, physical education uniforms, school publications, and support of extensive classes in the visual and performing arts. Tuition is higher in the Middle and Upper Schools to cover extra items such as laboratory and art supplies, uniforms for interscholastic athletics, etc.

Students who enroll at Buckley for the first time will be charged an additional nonrefundable $2,000 fee. This new student fee should be paid along with the commitment deposit at the time of enrollment. For new seniors only, the new student fee will be $4,000 to cover the costs of college counseling, transcript preparation, and graduation.

Tuition for 2024-2025

Lower School (Grades K–5)
  • Tuition: $45,935
Middle and Upper Schools (Grades 6–12)
  • Tuition: $54,090

Tuition Insurance

After May 1, parents are responsible for full payment of tuition and fees for the entire year, even if their child is withdrawn before the start of the academic year or is withdrawn, absent, suspended, or dismissed for cause during the academic year. 

For this reason, an optional tuition insurance policy is available for purchase. This policy entitles subscribers to a partial refund of tuition and fees when a student who has attended at least 14 consecutive days of school is unable to attend classes for medical reasons, a non-medical withdrawal, or dismissal. Each year, parents must confirm during the online re-enrollment process whether or not they wish to elect this coverage.

If you have questions, please contact the admission office at (818) 461-6719 or by email at We're here to help!