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

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 $22,845 and School Day tuition is $19,795.  Buen Dia does not have half day or partial week programs.


Tuition and Fees

SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON August 31st, 2017 AND ENDS ON JUNE 13th, 2018. 

Full Time (7:45 to 6:00 p.m.): $22,845/year
School Day (9:00 to 3:00 p.m.): $19,795/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) MONTHLY 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.

Each year a $450.00 deposit is due on July 15th for returning students.  This fee helps support a health plan for the staff of Buen Día.  Your deposit will be applied toward this fee.


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 18, 2018.  Enrollment is weekly.


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 40% 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.