Beginning each October, we offer 30-minute school visits for interested families. Please call (415) 431-3535 to schedule an appointment and visit our FAQ page for more information about the enrollment process. Applications are accepted for the following September after you and your child have visited the classrooms together.

The following criteria are considered during the admission process: siblings, boy/girl ratio, ethnic balance, age, and preschool readiness, Spanish as a home language, special needs, and family structure. We are committed to creating an economically and culturally diverse student population with a Spanish-bilingual emphasis.

Families can choose to enroll their children in either the Full Time program or the School Day program. Full Time students can be dropped off as early as 7:45 am and picked up as late as 6:00 pm.  School Day students attend from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  For the current school year, Full Time tuition is $23,760 and School Day tuition is $20,590.  Buen Dia does not have half day or partial week programs.


Tuition and Fees

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS August 29th, 2019 AND ENDS ON JUNE 10th, 2020. 

Full Time (7:45 to 6:00 p.m.): $23,760/year
School Day (9:00 to 3:00 p.m.): $20,590/year

The yearly tuition for each program can be paid in the following ways:

1) ONE PAYMENT PLAN – The entire tuition may be paid no later than August 15th.

2) 10 EQUAL PAYMENT PLAN – The tuition may be divided in 10 monthly installments due by the 1st of each month, beginning with September and ending in June.  A $25 late fee will be charged for payments made after the 5th of the month.


  • Returning Students: Each year a $450.00 fee is due on March 1st for returning students.  This fee helps support a health plan for the Buen Día staff.

  • New Students: A $450.00 fee is due with Parent Contract to support a health plan for the Buen Día Family School staff. A $550 Deposit is due with new Parent Contract. The $550 will be applied toward the families final Tuition Payment and fees.


Extra hours before or after the 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. School Day Program can be arranged with the directors or head teachers, depending on availability.  The charge is $14.00/hour.  Please record arrival and departure times on the attendance form.


The Summer Program begins on Monday, June 15th, 2020.  Enrollment is weekly. Partial weeks are not available during Summer Session. Extra hours are not available during Summer Session. There is a $50 withdrawal fee per week during the Summer Session.

Financial Aid

Buen Dia Family School is committed to serving an economically diverse population. All admissions are made without regard to financial need.  The school offers partial financial aid to approximately 80% of the student body.  In addition, the school has ongoing fund-raising efforts to help provide scholarships for our students. We work with each family to make the school affordable.