Tuition is evaluated yearly by the MFS Board of Directors, and set in January, for the succeeding academic year. All figures are for the full school year.

Berkeley Campus


10-month schedule — September through June

5 Days Per Week

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: $16,000
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $18,000

4 Days Per Week

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: $13,500
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $16,000

12-month schedule — Optional program including 10-week Summer School

5 Days Per Week

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: $18,000
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $20,000

4 Days Per Week

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: $15,500
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $18,000

El Cerrito Campus

Kindergarten Transition Program

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $20,000

Lower Elementary Program

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: $20,000

Upper Elementary Program

8:40 am – 3:00 pm: $20,000

Middle School Program

8:45 am – 3:00 pm: $22,000

Other Expenses

Extended Care

Before school care is provided beginning at 8 am; after school care is available until 6 pm. Families can purchase an extended-care package, or use both programs on a drop-in basis.

Extended Care Contract

$2,750 for the school year

After School Program Drop-in Rate

$10.00 / hour

Before School Program Drop-in Rate (Early Childhood Campus)

$9.50 / hour

Before School Program Drop-in Rate (Elementary/Middle School Campus)

$6.00 / hour

Annual Giving Campaign

The MFS Annual Giving Campaign kicks off each fall with the goal of gaining financial support from the entire MFS community, in an effort to close the gap between the school budget and the annual school operating expenses, helping to fund the benefits package for the amazing teachers who directly impact the social, emotional and intellectual growth of the children. It’s an opportunity to give back to the fabulous teachers and staff who make MFS so special.

Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are tax-deductable. Whether small or large, each contribution is important. The success of the campaign is built one gift at a time and depends on the dedication of the entire community.

For more on how and when to make donations to MFS, please see the “Ways to Give” page.

Parent Involvement

Parents get involved in the school community by donating their time to one or more of a range of available volunteer activities. Each family is expected to donate 20 hours of time per year.

For more information, please see the “Volunteering” page.