Our Cottonwood community is focused on the principles of trustaccess, and responsibility. As a nonprofit, we are primarily supported through the tuition paid by our families. Educational equity, which is built upon both inclusion and fairness, is a concept close to our hearts.  

Annual tuition in the Cottonwood Branches program is $12,000/student.

At Cottonwood, we believe the personal circumstances of an individual should not interfere with access to an excellent education and everyone should be given the opportunity to select a school which provides the best fit.  To help support education equity at Cottonwood, we attempt to align families with scholarships to support tuition payments when possible.

If financial assistance is needed, please fill out our tuition worksheet here.

We strive to be available to people based on right fit, not income level, so we offer tuition fees on a sliding scale when supporting funds are available. By trusting families to be generous and reasonable we increase our accessibility and the diversity of our school.

As we grow, we try to balance accessibility with sustainability. We are always looking at our tuition process to make sure we’re being responsible to our current families and to the future health of the school.

The success of our school depends on generous donations from various individuals and organizations. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Cottonwood ALC, you can use PayPal or send us a check.


Cottonwood ALC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or ethnic origin in administration, admission, or any associated activities.