Lower School (1st-5th Grade) Tuition and Fee Schedule:

Tuition: $21,760

New Student Fee: $1,000

 Other Estimated Costs: $1,500-$2000*
*Books, meals, activities, etc.  Typical, but subject to variation.


Upper School (6th-8th Grade) Tuition and Fee Schedule:

Tuition: $27,200

New Student Fee: $1,000

 Other Estimated Costs: $2,500-$3,500*
*Books, meals, activities, etc.  Typical, but subject to variation.



Annual: pay in one installment, due on July 1, 2021.

Semiannual: pay in two installments, due on July 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022. There is a 5% service charge for this plan.

Quarterly: pay in four installments, due on July 1, 2021; October 1, 2021; January 1, 2022; and April 1, 2022. There is an 8% service charge for this plan.

Monthly: pay in 10 monthly installments, commencing July 1, 2021, and concluding April 1, 2022. There is a 10% service charge for this plan.


Enrollment Deposit:

The enrollment contract for each student must be returned with a non-refundable seat deposit of $4,000.


Community scholarships:

We strive to serve and be the school of choice for Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, and Simi Valley. All applicants who live in our neighboring communities will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,400 for the Upper School, and $4,350 for the Lower School. We believe that a true foundation of a successful school is built upon a strong bond with the school’s community and neighbors. For this reason, we are excited to provide our neighbors with a guaranteed scholarship on behalf of our local partners. We look forward to developing our neighbor’s children into the best versions of themselves. 


Need Based and Merit based financial aid:

We are excited to announce our collaboration with our newest partnership, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI).

In celebration of this new partnership we are re-opening Financial Aid for our Fall 2021-2022 school year. Need based and Merit based awards will be available immediately. Please Apply no later than May 15th for priority consideration as there is limited availability.


Financial Aid:

DNA Prep seeks to provide our specialty school available to any committed student-artist or athlete and to create an inclusive community made up families from different socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. We recognize that a diverse student body enhances the learning experience for all of our students and overall learning environment. To meet this goal, we encourage families who do not have the financial means to meet the tuition obligation to apply for financial aid. Our financial aid needs determination is performed by the independent School and Student Service (“SSS”) company and is a process that keeps all family financial information submitted strictly confidential. All records are maintained offsite within SSS secured system and only members of the financial aid committee are provided access to the SSS analysis.

Financial Application: Due May 15, 2021

DNA Prep Academy utilizes a rolling admission process, but families that are seeking financial aid must have their applications submitted by May 15, 2021 to have their needs considered.

  1. Fill out the application online and make sure that the box indicating a need for financial aid is checked (please see step-by-step process below)
  2. Following submittal of the application, applicant families need to submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (“PFS”) and required documentation online to SSS by the May 15, 2021 deadline.
  3. Families will be notified with aid determination with accepted applications.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online by clicking here. DNA Prep Academy’s code is 200195.
  2. Click here for a step-by-step process on how to apply for financial aid.
  3. Upon completing the PFS, all required documentation should be uploaded directly to SSS. 
  4. Parent Assistance: Please call the SSS family support center at (800) 344-8328. The center offers daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Parents can also email sss@communitybrands.com for help.