Tuition & Affording Vistamar

Affording Vistamar

Introducing “Moderated Tuition”—Vistamar’s exceptional take on financial aid.

At Vistamar, we are deeply committed to working with qualified students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to assist with tuition costs. To do this, we’ve developed a robust, need-based program we call Moderated Tuition. Many schools refer to these programs as financial aid, but Vistamar’s program is preferable because it serves a wider variety of family circumstances including families who have moderate need. 


Vistamar School’s tuition falls within the median range of independent schools throughout greater Los Angeles. Our tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is listed below:

Domestic Students: $45,468
International Students: $49,366

The cost of tuition includes daily lunch, athletic fees, and most other student expenses that are charged separately at other schools.

How to Apply for Moderated Tuition

Vistamar uses the services of a third party financial group, Clarity, to evaluate and recommend a family’s financial capacity to pay tuition. It is important to note that the final decision rests with our Moderated Tuition Committee. 

For the 2024-2025 Academic Year:
--For New Families: Moderated Tuition applications will be due January 19, 2024
--For Current Families: Moderated Tuition applications will be due on December 1, 2023.

Steps to Apply for Moderated Tuition

List of 4 items.


    Apply by going to to create your account. Moderated tuition applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2023 for returning families and Friday, January 19, 2024 for new families.

    Start by adding household and applicant information. Select the school(s) to which you are applying. 

    Sign and submit a Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. This means you won't need to upload any of them yourself. 

    Complete your financial information, including income, expenses, assets, and debts. The application fee is $60 per household and covers all the Clarity schools to which you are applying.

    Moderated tuition awards will be included in your application decision on March 8, 2024.

    All returning families who wish to continue to participate in Vistamar’s Moderated Tuition Program for the 2024-2025 academic year need to provide all updated information via Clarity by December 1, 2023.

Moderated Tuition Team

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  • Photo of Jason Gregory

    Jason Gregory 

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Strategy
  • Photo of Lorena Campos

    Lorena Campos 

    Registrar/Mod Tuition & Bus. Off. Administrator
  • Photo of Cristina Mendoza

    Cristina Mendoza 

    Senior Accountant


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Payment Plans

Families have the option of making a single payment for annual tuition, due in June, with the option to purchase Tuition Refund Insurance. 

Or, families may choose a range of multiple payment plans, from two payments up to ten payments annually. The first payment is due in June. A processing fee of $25 per payment will be added. Purchase of Tuition Refund Insurance is mandatory if choosing to use a multiple payment plan.
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

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