Tuition and Value

The best investment money can buy isn’t about money, especially when it comes to choosing the best independent elementary school, middle school, or high school for your child. It’s about the right environment for children to learn and discover themselves. At our Orange Park, Florida independent school, it’s about our good people and great education, which open doors for students and instill the character and confidence to walk through them. An investment in a St. Johns student is an exceptional value, and it is rewarded with interest and appreciation.

While St. Johns tuition ranges from $8,000 to $19,750, the average cost of educating a St. Johns student is much higher. Thankfully, our parents, grandparents, alumni, and other donors continue the strong tradition of investing in St. Johns' future to offset the difference through philanthropic efforts like our Annual Fund

To make the investment in a private education manageable, St. Johns offers merit-based scholarships, need-based financial aid, and flexible payment plans. Questions? Please reach out at any time. 

Tuition & Fees

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

St. Johns Country Day School is committed to keeping tuition rates as reasonable as possible without sacrificing the quality of education upon which our reputation is founded. We want to provide the best teachers and the best educational experience possible for your child.

A Note About Fees

In our efforts to provide accurate costs and to allow for your financial planning, St. Johns incorporates into tuition as many anticipated fees as possible.

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees*:







Grade 1-3


Grade 4-5


Grade 6-7


Grade 8-12


*The tuition amount outlined in this section is for families that elect the option to make one payment and pay with cash. Download the Tuition & Fees Fact Sheet for details on alternate payment plans. 

Download our Tuition & Fees Fact Sheet


Merit Scholarship

The St. Johns Country Day School Merit Scholarship Program is a selective, merit-based opportunity designed to attract and recognize students who demonstrate both outstanding academic promise and a desire to make a significant contribution to the life of St. Johns Country Day School.

Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship:

To earn a merit scholarship, a student must:

  • be entering Grade 7 or Grade 9
  • complete the St. Johns admissions process, or be an enrolled St. Johns student
  • complete the St. Johns Merit Scholarship application, including an essay
  • take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and earn a combined stanine score of 28 or higher (to learn more about the ISEE, please visit
  • maintain a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

Learn more about the Merit Scholarship

Financial Aid

St. Johns is committed to admitting qualified students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. Financial aid may be available for students based on a family’s demonstrated need. It is important to note that an application for financial aid in no way affects admission decisions. St. Johns admits qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin and grants to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. Our foremost priority is matching a student with our school to ensure that a student will benefit from the challenging college preparatory experience.

Parents must submit a financial aid application online with School and Student Services (SSS). SSS provides a need-based analysis for financial aid based on the Parent's Financial Statement. St. Johns' Financial Aid Committee uses this information as the basis for financial aid awards.

  • Applicants will be prompted for a school code in order to submit their Parent's Financial Statement. St. Johns' school code is 6544.
  • Parents will be required to upload a copy of their most recent Federal Income Tax statement, including all schedules as filed with the IRS, plus copies of all applicable Wage and Tax Statements (W-2 forms), to SSS by May 31.
  • In cases of separate households, both parents are required to complete a financial aid application with SSS. Additionally, the non-custodial parent is required to submit IRS Form 1040 and W-2 for self (and spouse, if married) as indicated above.
  • All financial aid awards are granted for year and are renewable by application annually.

Aid is awarded annually on a first come first serve basis for eligible families. Financial aid applications for the following school year will not be accepted after May 31. 

Click the link below to begin the financial aid application:  

Flexible Payment Plans

One Annual Payment

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit one payment for the total charges by June 15.

Semester Payments

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit one-half of tuition for the total charges by June 15.

  • Submit one-half of tuition for the total charges by December 15.

Monthly Payments

  • A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with the Enrollment Contract.

  • Submit ten monthly tuition payments by the 15th of each month, June through March.