San Francisco Ballet School students performing during the 2016 student showcase. (© Chris Hardy)




2022–23 School Year

$250 Registration Fee

$500 Wellness Fee (for levels 4+)

Level 1: $4,100

Level 2: $4,925

Level 3: $5,530

Level 4: $6,670

Level 5: $7,500

Level 6: $8,500

Level 7: $9,550

Level 8: $9,770

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


To ensure ballet training is within reach of all students regardless of their financial circumstances, San Francisco Ballet School provides support for those who show talent, a passion for ballet, and a commitment to their art.

Financial aid programs at SF Ballet School remove the worry of paying for tuition, housing, and meals, so exceptional dancers in our program can focus on their training.


Based on their potential to achieve a professional career in ballet, SF Ballet School offers a limited number of scholarships to intermediate and advanced level students. Scholarships are awarded at the time of invitation to the program. Scholarships are awarded for either one school year or for a summer program session.

Financial Aid

Financial aid award is based on a demonstrated financial need for students enrolled in Levels 1–8. Financial aid is not available for other programs including Pre-Ballet. The amount of financial aid available in a given year is dependent upon contributions by SF Ballet donors and careful consideration is given to all requests for assistance. Families may apply once their student has received their invitation for the school year or summer program. Registration fees are not covered by financial aid. Financial aid is awarded for a limited period of time—either one summer session or one regular school year and following summer session. Families must reapply each year to be considered.

Families may apply for financial aid by using the FACTS Grant & Aid, an online tool specifically tailored to evaluate the financial need for SF Ballet School.

2022–23 School Year Financial Aid Application Deadlines:

  • Current families: April 15, 2022
  • New families will receive information upon acceptance

(Registration Fees and Tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable)

Apply for Financial Aid

Please note that when you are completing this application, Applicant, and Co-Applicant refer to persons who are responsible for tuition.