Tuition and Scheduling

South Orange Country Day School offers half and full day schedules, as well as early- and aftercare. The fees are the same for all the classes in each program we strive to have the same ratio in each of the classes (1:6).

We also try to be flexible to accommodate families. Please inquire any schedule needs. Some children attend two morning sessions, and three full day sessions. They may also attend two very long days (including aftercare) and three half days.

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The preschool program is a transitional program, we accommodate schedules of less than five days a week. Preschool students can attend part time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday, or full time.

Monthly Fees 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Full Day $660 $880 $1,100
Half Day $425 $545 $680



Once the children enter the one year before Kindergarten, we recommend that the children attend a minimum of five (half days a week). It is our experience that this is the age where children seek the continuity, as well as the companionship of their friends.

Monthly Fees 5 Days
Full Day $1,100
Half Day $680



SOCDS offers a full day kindergarten.  Kindergarten is not mandatory in New Jersey and therefore we can accept students close to district age cut-offs – either older or younger.  The benefit of this is that children have one more year of growth in a small setting before families made a decision about their entry to an elementary school.

Monthly Fees 5 Days
Full Day $1,100


Early Morning Care

Monthly Fees 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
7:30-8:30am $72 $96 $120



Enrichment schedule includes the following:

  • Wash up and bathroom
  • Snack
  • Free play
  • Craft Activities
  • Clean-Up
  • Story Time
  • Dismissal readiness (pack up and get ready to go home)
Monthly Fees 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Pick up: 5:30pm $138.60 $184.80 $231.00
Pick up: 6:00pm $170.10 $226.80 $283.50