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Become a BASIC School

To become a Participating School with the BASIC Fund the school must be chosen by the parents of a new student, who’s family qualifies for The BASIC Fund. We believe parents are the best judge in what educational environment is the best for their children.

However, to ensure that BASIC Fund scholarships are being utilized in the way they were conceived, we require that in addition to being chosen by the parents of incoming students the school must meet our minimum standards*, listed here.

*The BASIC Fund reserves the right to discontinue scholarship support for students at your school if a pattern of parental complaints, significant multi-year drops in student attendance or malfeasance on the part of the school appear evident.   

  • Must be registered as a Private School with the State of California.

  • Must be a physical school in sound building facilities (not online, home, or virtual school) located in the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma) served by BASIC Fund.

  • Must register online with The BASIC Fund. Complete the Registration include School Tuition/Fee schedule and sign off the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and School Standards.

  • A school visit with BASIC Fund staff to meet with school administrators regarding BASIC Fund process, a school tour, review the curriculum, and be allowed to observe a class in session, if requested

  • New preschools must be part of a Private Elementary school, that at minimum provides K-4th grade, to participate in the Program. Students must be 3 years or older.

  • Must support students in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment characterized by trust, caring, dignity, respect and professionalism

  • School personnel must agree to assist BASIC Fund in keeping accurate records of school statistics and information as well as BASIC Fund student data and records

  • Demonstrate fiscal and ethical responsibility providing accurate management of BASIC Fund scholarships in accordance with BASIC Fund policy

  • Partner schools verify each student’s attendance twice per school year, and provide additional information including enrollment, tuition and auxiliary services on an annual basis.  Scholarship payments are made twice per year.

"I am confident that he will be prepared for high school and the greater world when he graduates."

-Mitchell Family


The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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