We recognize that private school tuition is a significant financial commitment for families.  Spring Garden Waldorf School is committed to supporting diversity in our school and community and want to work with every family who chooses a Waldorf education for their child.  

In support of these goals, we offer financial assistance, scholarship, and various payment options to help families provide a high-quality, Waldorf education for their child.


How do we know if we can really afford private schooling?

This US World and News Report article — Can I afford to Send My Child to Private School — is an excellent resource about the considerations and budgeting for potential private school tuition. One recommendation they make which resonates with us: “Wherever you live, if the tuition is out of reach, give the school a call anyway.”

Private School Review also has a valuable article about specifics of affording a Private education here at Paying for Private School: 7 Options. They begin their article with a similar sentiment. “Don’t assume you cannot afford private school… Ask. Always ask.”

We hope you will take this third party advice to heart and come speak to us.  We enjoy working in tandem with families to plan financially for their child’s education.


How much is tuition?

Tuition at Spring Garden Waldorf for the 2018/2019 school year is $9,043 per year for our Grade 1-8 students.

Our Preschool and Kindergarten tuition is as follows:

  • 5 Full Days:                    $8,928
  • 5 Half Days:                   $5,952
  • 3 Full Days (W-F):       $5,356
  • 3 Half Days (W-F):      $3,577
  • 3 Full/2 Half Days:      $7,740
  • 2 Full 3 Half Days:       $7,149


Is Financial Aid Available?

Yes. Spring Garden Waldorf School uses FACTS as a third party service to help determine aid eligibility. Our maximum tuition assistance award is 50% for eligible families.  We commit approximately 14% of our annual budget to financial aid for families with proven need.  To learn more about financial aid options and the application process, click here.


Are scholarships available?

Yes. Spring Garden Waldorf School participates in the Ohio Department of Education’s EdChoice Scholarship Program and the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship.  Many of our local students are eligible to apply for one of these two options.  These scholarships range partial to full tuition coverage.  

For more information about EdChoice, please visit: , review the EdChoice information page on our websiteor meet with Admissions Director, Amy Hecky.


Are there additional fees at Spring Garden?

There is a small supply and activity fee for each student at Spring Garden. These fees help the school offset the cost of supplies and activities such as field trips, outdoor education experiences, gardening, auction projects and more.

  • Preschool and Kindergarten Students incur a Supply Fee of $150 for three day children and
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Students incur a Supply Fee of $250 for five day children.
  • Students in grades 1-8 incur an annual Supply and Activity Fee of $275/student.

These costs apply to all children in the school including those receiving financial aid and scholarship.