Tuition and Assistance

Tuition Charges, Payments, and Deposit

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year has been scheduled through Episcopal’s tuition payment portal based on the payment plan option chosen on your student’s contract. If you selected a monthly payment plan, the first tuition payment for 2020-2021 will be due May 1 with a grace period of May 25. The statement with this billing is now available and can be accessed through each parent’s My BackPack Sign In. You can also access this link from the Parent section of

To view statements in My BackPack, go to My Accounts>View & Print Statements and click the link at the bottom of the page: View Printable Statement. Additionally, My Accounts>Account Information Details>Current Charges screen will reflect your last statement balance, any payments made since your last statement, and any new billing if it exists. My Accounts>Account Information Details>2020-2021 Upcoming Charges screen lists future monthly charges based on the tuition payment plan selected. Please follow this link for additional instructions.

Payments may be made online through My BackPack by eCheck (no fee) or credit card (2.5% fee) under My Accounts>View & Pay Balance Online. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Autopay is available and will allow you to schedule recurring monthly payments of the previous statement balance or a specific amount on the date you choose. Payments can be scheduled from your checking account or by credit card. Please follow this link for step by step instructions for AutoPay. As always payments using your bank's online banking feature, cash, check, money order, cashier check or wire transfer are accepted; please allow additional processing time.

A $1,000 non-refundable reservation deposit applied toward tuition, plus a one-time facility fee of $500 for all new students in grades K-6, are required upon enrollment. All accounts are due and payable upon receipt of the statement. Parents in grades K-6 may elect to pay the tuition balance via the payment plans listed below. The tuition balance is calculated as the tuition plus supply fee less the reservation deposit.

* Tuition Refund Insurance (2.15% of 2020-2021 tuition) is optional and provides an opportunity to insure tuition (prepaid and due) in the event that a student withdraws during the school year. All families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this program.

Tuition Rates for the 2020-2021 School Year

Other Costs

  • Application and testing fee (prospective students only): $125
  • Facility fee (one-time, new student grades K-6, non-refundable) due upon enrollment: $500
  • Grades 4-6 out of town field trip approximate costs Grade 4: $85, Grade 5: $400, Grade 6: $450
  • Costs may vary due to number of students and fluctuations in travel costs.

  • School Uniforms
  • Lunch Program (optional)
  • Extended Day (optional)

Billing and Enrollment

• Tuition Refund Insurance is strongly recommended to ensure some tuition dollars can be recouped if a student has to withdraw unexpectedly for any reason. Refer to the Tuition Refund Insurance brochure and the enrollment contract for full details.
• To be considered for reenrollment or financial assistance for succeeding academic years, a student’s account must be considered current and the student must be in good standing.
• If any payment is delinquent for 60 days following the due date, the student may be excluded from school attendance and activities.
• Incidental expenses are billed monthly, and tuition is billed according to the payment plan chosen. Parents/Guardians will select a Tuition Payment Plan and opt in or out of Tuition Refund Insurance via the enrollment contract. The school will continue to bill the selected options for the duration of the student’s time at Episcopal, unless the family notifies the Business Office otherwise in writing.
• The school accepts cash, check, credit card*, and wire transfers for payment of tuition and incidentals. Payments can be made online, through your bank’s online bill pay, via U.S. Mail, or in person. *We accept payment for Tuition/Incidentals by American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards with a convenience fee of 2.5%.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available and, if awarded, is credited to the student's account in the same proportions as the tuition is billed. Financial aid applications must be submitted every year. Receipt of, and the amount of, financial aid in one year does not guarantee that same amount or any assistance in the future.

In addition, the State of Florida offers a Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program for low-income families through the Step Up for Students (SUFS) organization.

To receive further information about financial aid, please mark the designated space on the online application form, or contact Peggy Davis, Business Manager, by email, or by phone at 904-246-2466.

St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Parishioner Discount

  • St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church parishioners may be eligible for a discount. Please contact Peggy Davis, Business Manager, or call 904-246-2466 for guidelines and information.

Annual Giving

ESJ relies on voluntary financial support in addition to tuition to deliver our exceptional facilities, programs, and personnel.

Further inquires about the school and its programs should be directed to Ashley Davis, Director of Admissions at (904) 246-2466.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville/Beaches Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, or national origin.