The First Independent STEAM School in Orange County, CA
Serving Early Childhood to 8th Grade

Flexible Tuition

Flexible Tuition is available for families who recognize the benefits of St. John’s unique approach to teaching and learning, but are not able to afford the full tuition requirement. As with all independent schools, St. John’s offers grants to qualified families. In order to protect privacy, we utilize FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment, an independent, third-party, national company to determine eligibility.

An application for Flexible Tuition will not in any way impact the admissions decision. Determination of Flexible Tuition awards and admissions decisions are made separately and autonomously.

Confidentiality: Applying for Flexible Tuition is a sensitive and private matter. St. John's provides an application process that is both respectful and completely confidential.

Eligibility: Flexible Tuition is available based on each family’s current demonstrated financial need. All students in the Elementary and Middle Divisions are eligible to apply for Flexible Tuition. In the Early Childhood and Cardinal Nest Divisions, siblings of students in the Elementary and Middle Divisions are also eligible. Flexible Tuition is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex or religion.

Annual Submission Policy: Flexible Tuition is reviewed and awarded annually. Flexible Tuition Applications must be re-submitted each year, with updated financial and current tax information. Flexible Tuition Grants are applied directly to the academic year for which they are requested.

Additional Information
For questions regarding the Flexible Tuition program and process, please contact our Admissions Office at 949-858-5144 x 212.

Application Process for Prospective Students

  • Once an applicant is approved for admission, an Enrollment Contract will be offered. After the Enrollment Contract is signed and the Registration Deposit is received and returned to the Admission's Office, a Flexible Tuition Application may be submitted online through FACTS G&A.
  • The Flexible Tuition Committee will review all applications and will grant awards based on demonstrated financial need and the amount of funding available.
  • Applicant will be notified by email regarding the status of their application and final award decision.

Application Process for Returning Students

  • Families of returning students may submit the Flexible Tuition Application after the signed Enrollment Contract and Registration Deposit have been received by St. John’s.
  • The Flexible Tuition Committee will review all Flexible Tuition Applications and will grant awards based on demonstrated financial need and the amount of funding available.
  • Applicant will be notified by email regarding the status of their application and final award decision.
  • In cases where a family’s financial circumstances have changed mid-year, a Mid-Year Flexible Tuition Application may be submitted and will be reviewed based on available funds.
  • Application for Flexible Tuition is due by March 1, 2019. If any funds remain, we will consider flexible tuition applications after March 1. 


Q: Who should complete this Flexible Tuition form?

A: Whomever the child resides with should complete this application, whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter financial contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.

Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?

A: The Flexible Tuition calculation is based on total household income, which includes all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. The system does take into account your spouse’s expenses as well as income, so it is important to list all appropriate expenses in the application.

Q: Do I list all of the children in my household, even if they are attending another school?

A: Yes. You will need to list all children within your household. That includes children attending another private school, children attending a public school, or children not attending school.

Q: What if I have an additional circumstance?

A: The application process includes a section for you to select from a list of pre-generated circumstances. If your circumstance is not listed, please feel free to write a letter explaining your circumstance. Please write "SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES" on the top of your letter, along with your name and application ID.

Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!

A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.

Q: How will I know if I qualify for Flexible Tuition or not?

A: All final Flexible Tuition decisions, including notification of any award amount will be made by St. John's Episcopal School. For the date award notices will be given, please contact St. John's directly.