All students must contract for a minimum of three mornings a week.

BAKS is a 10 month, Monday to Friday, preschool with the option of additionally signing up for (a) BAKS Extended Program (11th month, June 18 to July 13, 2018) and (b) BAKS+ German Summer Camp (12th month, July 16 to 8/10, 2018) for 3-12 age students. The School observes a two-week break in December and in August, as well as a one-week Spring break in spring. For a full list of the holidays we observe, please download pdf-version of our calendar or check out the events page.

Families are responsible for full tuition for each and every month of the term, regardless of whether their child is absent due to illness or vacation or if the school is closed for holidays or vacations.

Students who graduate from the preschool program and who do not wish to continue attending school through the end of the contract period in August are still obligated to pay for the remaining months in their contract.

Monthly Tuition

Morning Program: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm

  • 3 days/week - $ 618

  • 4 days/week - $ 824

  • 5 days/week - $ 1030

Half-Afternoon Program: 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

  • 1 day/week - $ 79

  • 2 days/week - $ 158

  • 3 days/week - $ 237

  • 4 days/week - $ 316

  • 5 days/week - $ 395

Full Afternoon Program: 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm

  • 1 day/week - $ 158

  • 2 days/week - $ 316

  • 3 days/week - $ 474

  • 4 days/week - $ 632

  • 5 days/week - $ 790

Tuition discounts:

  • 2% Discounts are given for those enrolled for 5 mornings and 5 full afternoons

  • We offer a 10% discount on tuition for siblings in the BAKS preschool program. The discount applies to the child/children with the lower tuition payments.

  • Tuition fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Additional Fees

Drop-In Rate

The drop-in fee is $ 17 per hour.

  • Morning - $ 85

  • Half-Afternoon - $ 34

  • Full Afternoon - $ 68


As is customary for preschools, a deposit of $ 500 is required for new families. Deposits are non-refundable if the student unexpectedly leaves the school before the contract period is completed in August. If the school is notified of a student's departure at the time that the contract is signed and returned, the deposit will be refunded at the end of the school year in which the contract was signed. For all other children, the deposit will be refunded upon graduation from the program. If a family has more than one child enrolled at BAKS, the deposit will be refunded upon graduation of the youngest child.

Enrollment Fee

BAKS charges a non-refundable enrollment fee of $ 50 for new students and $ 20 for returning students. The enrollment fee covers the administration and processing of new and returning students and the submission of forms required by the State of California.

Materials Fee

BAKS charges the family of each student $ 120 annually a non-refundable materials fee. We strive to provide quality materials for our students with which to learn, create art, and explore their world. The materials fee helps defray the costs of such materials. This includes (but is not limited to) art supplies, consumable items for science or cooking projects, materials for special class projects and German-language materials.

Earthquake Kit

BAKS charges an annual fee of $ 20 per new student for emergency supplies.