We recognize that private school tuition is a significant financial commitment for families. Spring Garden Waldorf School is committed to making Waldorf education accessible to committed families and maintaining a student body that is socio-economically diverse.

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.

2021-22 Tuition Schedule

  • Preschool/Kindergarten (children must by 5 years old by June 1 to be in kindergarten)
  • Children must be fully toilet trained to attend.
  • Kindergarten age students must attend 5 days.  This can be 5 full days, 5 half days, or the 5 day a week half/full day combinations.

Tuition can be paid monthly through automatic bank draft withdrawal beginning in July 2021 and ending June 2022 (monthly amounts listed in table below).  Tuition can also be paid annually or semi-annually if preferred.

 2021-22 School Year Full Tuition/ Monthly Payment 10% Sibling Discount/ Monthly Payment
5 Full Day PK/K $9,610/$801 $8,649/$720.75
3 Full Days PK/K (Wed-Fri) $5,765/$480.50 $5,188.50/$432.50
5 Half Days PK/K $6,407/$534 $5,766/$480.50
3 Half Days PK/K (Wed-Fri) $3,850/$321 $3,465/$288.75
3 Full/2 Half Days PK/K (Half M/T, Full W-F) $8,331/$694.25 $7,498/$625
2 Full/3 Half Days PK/K (Full M/T, Half (W-F) $7,695/$641.25 $6,925.50/$577.25
Grades 1-8 $9,733.50/$811.20 $8,760/$730

A 10% discount is given to additional children from the same family. Tuition is pro-rated for children who enroll during the school year. Each student is charged a supply and activity fee prior to the beginning of the school year. Tuition payments may be made annually, semi-annually, or twelve monthly payments by automatic bank draft or credit card. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required at time of enrollment. This deposit will be applied to the last month of tuition. Additional costs may be incurred for school store purchases, before/aftercare, etc.

Other Costs to Plan For:

Supply and Activity Fee

Three Day Preschool/Kindergarten $150/annually

Five Day Preschool/Kindergarten $250/annually

Grade School Students $275/annually