Our Tuition Policy
We have long acknowledged that the path which leads a child and family to a Waldorf school, and the acceptance of a child into the class by the teacher, is a spiritual activity. In an attempt to work out of the original impulse of Waldorf education, we have adopted a Tuition Policy and developed a Tuition Assistance Program to serve our low-income families.
Tuition contributions are our primary source of operating revenue, and standard tuition contribution rates are set each year at a level which will ensure a balanced operating budget and financial sustainability for the school. We expect that Waldorf education is high on each enrolled family’s list of financial priorities, and that each family will work hard to meet the standard contribution rate before applying for tuition assistance. We expect that adult family members shall be employed to the fullest extent possible; that discretionary expense items such as travel and extracurricular activities will be suspended if necessary; and that additional resources such as family assets or contributions from extended family and friends will be considered.
Tuition Rates for 2017-2018 School Year
Below are listed our annual tuition rates for the delivery of a Waldorf education in each age group. The annual costs may be divided up into 10 monthly payments from July through April, or payment in full at time of enrollment with the benefit of a 3% discount. Tuition payment plans are selected at the time of enrollment via our online enrollment process. Tuition rates are as follows, with the monthly payment according to a 10 month payment plan.
Preschool (2 days, Thursday & Friday): $273/month or $2,730/year
Preschool (3 days, Monday-Wednesday): $410/month or $4,100/year
Preschool (5 days per week): $685/month or $6,850/year
Kindergarten (5 days per week only): $822/month or $8,220/year
Grades 1 -2: $959/month or $9,590/year
Grades 3-6: $997/month or $9,970/year
Discounts are available for siblings enrolled in the school under the same Tuition Agreement. The percentages are as follows:
First student: Full tuition
Second student: 10% discount
Three or more students: 40% discount
No sibling discounts are available for preschool.
To enroll a child in the school parents must complete a two-step enrollment process.
Step 1 involves completing the online enrollment process.
Step 2 is payment of the enrollment fees.
Enrollment fees are nonrefundable, and not part of the tuition. Enrollment fees vary depending on the program the child is enrolling into.
Kindergarten through Grade 8: $450
Families with multiple children in kindergarten through the grades may pay the family rate of $750.