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2019-20 Tuition rates announced

Posted on Oct. 18, 2018

Dear Tuition-Paying Families, 

At the Oct. 15 school board meeting, the board approved a 3 percent increase in tuition for the 2019-20 school year to keep pace with the rising cost of education. 

Here are next year’s rates in each tier: 


2018-19 Tuition

2019-20 Tuition




1st-4th grades



5th-8th grades



9th-12th grades



You will see the new rates reflected on your 2019-20 tuition contract renewals, which you’ll receive in May. 

The deadline to apply for financial aid is Friday, Feb. 15. We encourage any of our current tuition-paying families for whom this will create a hardship to apply before the deadline by visiting and following the steps outlined. Families must reapply each year. 

For those families seeking an inter-district transfer (in which your home district releases you to attend another school district and your state funds follow you – meaning no tuition is required), please remember that this process must be originated with your district of residence. Every district has its own rules when it comes to inter-district transfers. While a few schools easily grant releases, most require you to participate in a transfer lottery for a limited number of spaces. The Riverdale District Office must receive all inter-district transfer approvals in writing by June 1, 2019, to be considered for the 2019-20 school year.


Riverdale School District Administration
Riverdale School Board