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 2019-2020 School Year
Below are listed our annual tuition rates for the delivery of a Waldorf education in each age group. Tuition payment plans are selected online at the time of enrollment. Annual tuition rates are as follows, with the monthly payment according to a 10 month payment plan from July through April. Tuition amounts are all inclusive and will be prorated for mid-year enrollments.
Early Childhood Program (2 days, Thursday & Friday): $352/month or $3,515/year
Early Childhood Program (3 days, Monday-Wednesday): $515/month or $5,145/year
Early Childhood Program (4 days, Monday-Thursday): $682/month or $6,820/year
Early Childhood Program (5 days per week): $845/month or $8,450/year
Grades 1 -2: $1,029/month or $10,290/year
Grades 3-8: $1,068/month or $10,680/year
Payment in Full Discounts
Annual tuition may be paid in full at the time of enrollment with the discounts as follows:
Payment in full by July 15th: 3% discount
Payment in full after July 15th: 2% discount
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