Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs

Tuition information for prospective students

Tuition varies based upon the financial abilities of individual families. Each year, Lakeside, a private school in Clearwater FL, provides over $250,000 in scholarships to qualified families. For more information and to schedule a tour, please call Jim Jensen, Administrator at (727) 239-7808 or complete our contact form. New inquiries only. For all other concerns, please call (727) 461-3311.

Please click here to view Lakeside’s past-due policy.
Click here for Scholarship information.



  1. New Parent Application Fee: $25
  2. Annual Re-Enrollment Fee: Sliding scale. Re-enrollment is least expensive when done in early Spring.
  3. New Parent Enrollment Fee: Sliding scale. Contact the school office for details.
  4. C/T Fee for books and technology costs-: $700 for the first student, $400 for the 2nd, $200 for the 3rd, $50 for the 4th, $0 for the 5th and beyond.
  5. FACTS Scholarship Assessment Fee: $50

Other Costs

  • Sports Fees: Fees vary by grade level.
  • Uniforms: Generally $50-$150 per student
  • Before & After Care: Approximately $100-$200 monthly, depending on usage.



Step Up for Students

This scholarship is available to all Florida residents with students in grades K-12 whose families meet the income requirements. 

PLEASE NOTE: Step Up Scholarships do not cover 100% of school tuition and fees.

McKay Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all students currently in the Florida Public School system who have a qualified IEP or 504 plan for specific learning issues. 

PLEASE NOTE: McKay Scholarships do not cover 100% of school tuition and fees.

FACTS Scholarship

The FACTS scholarship is available to all parents who desire that their student attend Lakeside Christian School. This is an income-based scholarship designed to help create more affordable tuition. 


Past-Due Policy

Reminder: All tuition plus fee and service charges must be paid monthly. Payment terms are listed on your tuition agreement.

LCS reserves the right to impose any or all of the following restrictions on parents with a past-due balance:

  • No student may return to class after any quarter or semester break until all outstanding tuition balances plus accrued late charges are paid. All student records will be archived until a student is reinstated upon the clearing of payment with the school’s bank.
  • Participation in after school or after care activities will be suspended if there are past-due balances for these non-tuition services more than 45 days in arrears. You are responsible to check ParentsWeb to view balances.
  • During the 4th quarter, parents having accounts with past-due amounts over $1000 will be asked to keep their students home until past-due amounts have been paid.
  • The school reserves the right to ask a parent who has been habitually late with payments to pay the past-due amount plus the remaining balance to the end of the school year to maintain enrollment.
  • No student records will be released until final payments are received and checks have cleared.
  • All past-due amounts unpaid as of June 15 will accumulate either a $45 per month late fee or will be assessed a 21% interest charge compounded on a monthly basis depending on which is the higher penalty.

Parent Open Credit Policy

Parents with past-due balances will not be able to add new incidental charges to their parent accounts until they are current with the school. If you have past-due balances and you wish to purchase uniforms, sports fees, lunch/snack items, etc, you will be required to pay for those things at the time of purchase. In the case of sport fees, your child may turn out for the sport until the first game. If the sport fee is not paid by the first game, your student will be withheld from practice and game play until the fee is paid. Exceptions to this policy will be when a parent has signed a promissory note on the past-due debt, has met the requirements of the note, and their balance is below $250.

Online Payments

Lakeside accepts two kinds of online payments. You can make payments through PayNow on ParentsWeb or through PayPal.

PayNow Instructions

Click on the picture below or click here to go to the ParentsWeb login page where you can access PayNow. Click here for Pay Now payment instructions.

Pay Pal Instructions

In order to pay through PayPal, please click the link below. This will take you to the PayPal payment page for Lakeside Christian School. You will need to type in the amount you’re paying before going to the next screen. 

Please select item:

If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still pay school fees with PayPal. The next page will ask you for your credit card and other information needed to process payment. If you have a PayPal account, log in and pay as usual. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.