Tuition & Financial Aid



Invest in your child’s future with an education from Gilbert Christian Schools. At GCS, we seek to develop maturity in the whole child – valuing their overall development. Students will acquire wisdom, knowledge, and a Biblical worldview as they develop a lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.

2024-2025 Estimated Monthly Tuition

with ESA or Equivalent STO Scholarships


$442 – $685


$343 – $721

Grades 1-5

$359 – $525 

Grades 6-8

$444 – $680

Grades 9-11

$451 – $795 

Grade 12

$721 – $879 

View the full breakdown of the tuition schedule below.

Think you can't afford a QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?


Choose from 1 of 3 financial aid options:

1. Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

In fall 2022, Governor Ducey signed legislation that enables every Arizona K-12 student to qualify for ESA. This is open to all children regardless of what school they currently attend or family income level. ESA will give between $4,000-$6,600 per child for parents to choose which school best fits their child’s needs. Families who choose to accept the ESA funds cannot accept any STO (School Tuition Organization) scholarships. 

46% of GCS students are already taking advantage of ESA

2. School Tuition Organization (STO) Scholarship

STO’s have made it possible for thousands of families to send their children to Christian schools through the Private School Tax Credit Program. Many GCS families take advantage of this through ACSTO (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization). When Arizona taxpayer makes a donation to ACSTO, they receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their tax liability. In addition, when a taxpayer makes a donation to ACSTO, they can identify a school or recommend a student who is not their own dependent to be considered for a scholarship.

Nearly 20% of GCS students utilize ACSTO

3. Income-Based Financial Aid

Some families may be eligible for corporate tax credits based on their income. If your family qualifies based on the graph, you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $7,900 per child. We encourage you to learn more about the eligibility requirements and apply with one of our partner STOs listed below.

1 in every 10 GCS students utilizes income-based financial aid.

If your Annual Gross Income on your 2023 Tax Return is less than this amount, you may qualify for income-based assistance



View our Tuition and Fee Schedule. Tuition covers all classroom supplies, as well as instruments for Grades 1-3. Students must rent their stringed instruments starting in the 4th grade. 

Applications for the 2023-24 school year will be available in May. Funds are awarded quarterly beginning in July. Apply for ESA online.

First you will need to apply for ESA online. Once you are awarded, ESA will be funded to ClassWallet where you can then send payments to GCS for tuition. View our step-by-step guide.

Yes. If you choose to take advantage of ESA, you will need to enroll every child K-12. This is the same for STOs and Income-Based assistance.

No. You cannot receive funds from both ESA and a STO concurrently. ESA funds are awarded to all eligible applicants with totals varying slightly based on zip codes. STO funding has the potential to bring in more substantial scholarship dollars, but is dependent on donations being made in your child’s name to have a greater chance of being awarded. View this guide to see which route is best.

Applications are open year round with renewals beginning in February. Scholarships are awarded in August, November, February and May. Apply for ACSTO online.

Yes, we encourage you to apply with all of our partner organizations. This will ensure that you receive the maximum aid available. Applications are available April-August.

have more questions?

Connect with our Tuition Account Manager

My name is Tara Turner, and I serve as the Tuition Account Manager here at GCS. Each year I have the privilege of partnering with you as you choose private christian education for your students. It’s an honor to help you navigate the world of scholarships and school choice.

Whether you are well versed in the Arizona tax credit program or just beginning your journey – I’m here to help!

Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy: Gilbert Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Ready to Get Started?


Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now open! Applications can be submitted without cost or obligation. Our online application portal includes a tool for tracking your admissions status after your applications have been submitted.

start the free application process

Do you qualify for financial assistance?

All financial needs based scholarship applications will open on April 15th. See if your family qualifies for income-based aid.


Join us for an Open House for prospective PK-12 families on Monday, November 6 from 6:30-7:30pm. At the Open House, families will have an opportunity to hear from our superintendent, faculty and students about how we partner with parents to impact the world for Christ.