Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

Tuition and Financial Aid


 Your child's education is an investment that often requires careful financial planning, therefore we offer payment plans and need-based financial aid. 


2024-2025 Tuition

Pre-kindergarten $13,837
Kindergarten $15,803
First - fifth grade $17,670


Annual tuition is comprised of the $500.00 non-refundable enrollment deposit due with the contract and the balance of tuition.

Payment Plans

*Semester, 9-Month, and 12-Month payment plans are subject to finance charges.

Financial Aid

Manzano Day School offers financial aid based on demonstrated need and available funds. The maximum award covers 50% of the total tuition. Manzano Day School partners with School and Student Services (SSS) to determine a family’s financial need. There is a financial aid application process that is separate from the admission process. Families are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Emily Villegas.

Financial Aid 2024 - 2025
  • This year, we will be issuing financial aid awards at the same time as the (re)enrollment contract. Therefore, we will have an earlier deadline for financial aid applications and require 2022 documents (1040 and W2). If you applied for financial aid for the 2023-2024 school year, and uploaded the required documents to the parent portal, then those documents will carry over to the 2024-2025 financial aid year.
  • For returning students, the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for the 2024–2025 academic year must be completed and submitted by the deadline: December 1, 2023
  • For new students applying for admission to Manzano Day School in the early and general applicant pools, the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for the 2024–2025 academic year must be completed and submitted by the deadline: December 1, 2023. Subsequent applications will be considered on a rolling basis and as financial aid funds are available.

The 2024-2025 financial aid application(including the Wings scholarship application) is available October 1, 2023. If interested in Wings, please contact the Admission Office for the application.

New and returning families are required to apply by December 1 in order to be considered in the first round of consideration; late applications from returning families may not receive a full award, depending on financial aid funds available at the time of application. New families whose children apply for admission to Manzano Day School the early and general admission pool deadlines are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Financial aid is awarded based on a family's demonstrated need and funds available.

If you are interested in learning more about the financial aid application process, please contact the Admission Office at or (505) 243-6659.

Wings Scholarship

Established in 1988, the Wings program provides full scholarships and related support to students from families with limited economic resources. 

The children who receive these scholarships are selected through the same admissions process as all other applicants. Wings scholarships are provided to each recipient from kindergarten* through fifth grade. 

*Please note:  The 2024-2025 Wings scholarship will be open to pre-k and kindergarten applicants.

Please contact the Admission Office for more information or to request a Wings application.