Tuition Fees

The Richmond Neighborhood Center strives to keep our tuition costs affordable. Alamo, Argonne, George Peabody, Lafayette, and McCoppin families pay according to the sliding scale of $0/month to $500/month. Note that fees has changed as a result of the increased program hours for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please note that this sliding tuition scale has been updated for the 2022-2023 school year

2022-23 neighborhood center Elementary Sliding Tuition Scale

Rates based on Federal poverty guidelines.

Late Payment Policy

Payment is due on the 5th of each month. Late payments will be charged an extra fee of 10% of monthly payment. Families who miss one tuition payment will become delinquent in their accounts and will be given a deadline to make these payments in full. Failure to meet this deadline will result in immediate suspension from The Richmond Neighborhood Center program until payments are made.

Pursuing and processing late payments are detrimental to our resources and take attention away from our programming. We ask all families to be responsible and submit tuition on time (inquire about our convenient auto-pay options).

If your family is unable to pay the current monthly tuition or feel your monthly rate does not reflect your current financial situation, please contact us. We will work out an arrangement!

Tuition Criteria

  • Your enrollment fees were assessed based on our 2022-2023 fee reduction schedule and the financial information you submitted to us with your child’s application. If you qualify for our sliding tuition scale, please email a copy of your 2021 1040 tax form to
  • The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for a family that is eligible for free & reduced lunch, except for those co-payments required by local, state or federal tuition subsidy programs. If you are eligible for free & reduced lunch, please scan a copy of your SFUSD free & reduced lunch document and email it to If you need a copy of your free & reduced lunch verification, please feel free to obtain one by clicking below.
  • The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for the family of a child in the program who is a homeless youth or for a child who is in foster care.

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Subsidized Child Care: Children’s Council or Golden Gate Regional Center

If you are eligible for subsidized child care or personal assistance (i.e. Children’s Council or Golden Gate Regional Center) please email us at with the name and phone number of the contact person we should call.

If you have any questions regarding availability or eligibility, please call 415.751.6600.

Payment Methods

Credit card: Sign into your account and complete payment with your credit card. For your convenience, once you provide a credit card, our system will enroll you in automatic recurring payments.
Cash: Please submit cash payment at our office.
Checks: Please submit check payment at our office, or send the payment by mail. Checks should be made out to The Richmond Neighborhood Center. Please be sure to write your child’s name and school in the memo portion of the check.

Office hours and location:

The Richmond Neighborhood Center

741 30th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121, between Cabrillo and Balboa

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.


We look forward to meeting your family’s childcare needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 415-751-6600 or