Tuition and Fees

2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

Heritage believes strongly that all children would benefit from a high-quality Christian education. Because of this mission to provide Christian education to as many students as possible, the school efficiently utilizes its resources to keep tuition costs down for families. Heritage Christian School is among the most affordable private schools in Pierce County.

More affordable does not mean less value.  Heritage students are well grounded in Biblical truth, engaged in rigorous academics that help them consistently score in the top 20% of the nation, and are continually engaged by a staff that seeks to holistically disciple each student.

New Student Testing Fee:  $80 for testing/screening of students new to HCS. The fee is non-refundable and must accompany Application for Admission.

Registration Fee: This is an annual fee that reserves a student's seat in a class or waiting pool, covers the costs of registration, record keeping, essential classroom supplies, etc. Registration fees are $325/elementary student (PK-5); $425/secondary student (6-8); and a family maximum registration fee of $925 per family, regardless of the total number of students enrolling.

Registration fee must accompany Applications for Admission. The registration fee incorporates most costs except optional Athletics fees for students; that is, there are no other fees outside of monthly tuition and registration fee (i.e. no computer fees, fundraising fees, textbook fees, et al.).  Registration fees are non-refundable unless the student is not accepted for enrollment at HCS.

Tuition:  Many private schools charge tuition on 11 or 12 month schedules. Tuition at Heritage is based on a 10-month schedule (Aug. - May).  There is no refund for absences or for days when the school is unable to operate due to weather or other reasons; nor is tuition reduced during months of fewer days (e.g. December despite a two-week Christmas break). There is a $50 late fee for tuition that goes unpaid for more than a month. All unpaid tuition and fees must be paid in full before students may begin a new school year at HCS. At the end of the school year, report cards will be withheld for unpaid fees, fines, or tuition. Please contact the school office at 253.564.6276 with any questions.

Military Discount: In recognition of the sacrifices made by the US Armed Forces, families where either the father or mother is an active member of the US Armed Forces may receive a 10% discount on tuition. Discount does not apply to testing fee, registration, or other fees.

Ministry Discount: Families where either the father or mother is involved in formal, full-time, Christian ministry may receive a 15% discount on tuition. Discount does not apply to testing fee, registration, or other fees.

Tuition Assistance: Because the school utilizes its resources to keep tuition affordable, and because annual tuition at Heritage is already less than other private Christian schools in the area, limited tuition assistance is available for families. Please contact the school office at 253.564.6276 to discuss further.


Monthly Tuition 
1st child

2nd 765
3rd 635
4th 635
Grades 6-8
1st child 990
2nd 845
3rd 700
Rates above assume a 10-month payment cycle August--May

Pre-K Rates

PK Weekly Models Monthly Tuition 
5 Full Days 945
5 Half Days 575
3 Full Days 715
3 Half Days 475

Rates above assume a 10-month payment cycle Aug--May

Discounts do not apply to Pre-K models.

Registration Fees

Additionally, the non-refundable registration fees are shown in the table below.  Please note that the registration fees include all additional fees except for optional activities i.e. Athletics Fees.

  Annual Registration Fee
Elementary (PreK-5) $325/Student
Middle (6-8) $425/Student
Maximum $925/Family

**Both registration paperwork and fees must be submitted to reserve the student's spot in class or in the waiting pool for the school year.

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