Seattle Preschool Program Tuition

How much will the Seattle Preschool Program cost my family? 

Tuition Information 

Tuition covers a six-hour school day (September-June). Parents may need to pay additional fees to cover before/after school care and/or summer care.

Find more information about subsidy for before/after school care.

Tuition is determined on a sliding scale based on your family's income. 

*These are estimates only. The final tuition amount will need to be determined by City staff.

To calculate how much tuition will cost for your family, click here to use our calculator

For more information, read the Tuition FAQs.

Payment Guidelines

Please read the Payment Guidelines.

Payment Options

Mail SPP Tuition Customers can mail checks/money orders to the following address:  

City of Seattle - SPP
P.O. Box 34214
Seattle, WA  98124-4214  

Walk in to Pay SPP TuitionWalk-in customers can pay with cash, credit/debit, or check at the following location: 

City of Seattle 4th Floor Customer Service
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Pay by credit SPPCredit/debit card payments can be made over the phone by calling (206) 684-7800.  

To set up an auto-pay account please call (206) 684-5677 or email

Tax ID

For families interested in reporting dependent care expenses, the City of Seattle's tax ID is 91-6001275. 

If you need a tuition summary for tax purposes, please contact


For tuition-related questions, please call (206) 684-5677 or email