John Thomas Dye School

The John Thomas Dye School, an independent school, provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community.
The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.
We, of the John Thomas Dye School believe the education of a child is the responsibility of the parents, the child, and the faculty of the School.
Each of these three influences is an integral part of a successful educational experience for the child.
This basic philosophy has enabled the school to develop an atmosphere that stresses the right of each individual to be different and unique while developing confidence, mutual respect, and a degree of cooperation, allowing the student to strive for higher academic achievement, to develop an understanding of the right of others, and to grow in self-esteem.
Our goal is to have each student grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, thus enabling each to be a creative, productive, and responsible contributor to society, more specifically, to foster in each child a genuine self-esteem built upon the acquisition of the ability to use appropriate cognitive and social skills commensurate with the child's maximum potential for achievement.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 342 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,088
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 24 / Jan. 7

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Cost changes each year and will be determined in May by class taken.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
342 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
John Thomas Dye School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Sep. 24 / Jan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Judy Hirsch
Admissions Associate
Olivia Mora


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
chess, debate, Harry Potter, Piano, robotics, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
American Girl, cooking, Dance, Drama, guitar

School Notes

  • First date to submit application is 9/24/20 for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 342 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,088
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 24 / Jan. 7

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