Tuition Assistance

Payment Plans


We offer a variety of different payment plans to help families manage their tuition costs, ranging from annual or quarterly payment plans, to a monthly plan that enables payments to be made in ten equal monthly installments.


Tuition Assistance

Our tuition assistance program offers support to many families within our school community. Families may apply for tuition assistance for children entering their kindergarten year and for children in the grades. The birthday cut off for kindergarten is five years of age by June 1st. Admission decisions are considered independently from the tuition assistance process.

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia processes tuition assistance applications through School and Student Services (SSS)The deadline for completed tuition assistance applications for the September 2014 school year is January 31, 2014 for all currently enrolled families. Families will be notified about their financial award by mid-March 2014. Visit for more information.

For more information about financial aid or the tuition assistance program, please contact Pamela Benton, Business Manager, at 215-248-1662 or



There are a variety of scholarships available for Philadelphia families.  


The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia (CSFP)

All applicants must be Philadelphia residents with children attending K through 8th grade. The total family income must fall within the income eligibility scale obtainable on at

Scholarships, which are renewable for four years, are awarded using a random computerized lottery in early March. The maximum amount awarded to 2013-2014 recipients was $2,200 per child. Both the school and family must sign documents each year by stated deadlines to ensure the funds are received. CSFP will consider the first 7,000 families who apply before March 1st.

Applications are available starting in late November and are open until March 1st. Parents can apply online or by written application directly to the CSFP.

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia
P.O.Box 22463
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Telephone: 215-670-8411

Featured Events

  • Events on September 21, 2014
  • Events on September 22, 2014
    • The Star of Your Family Culture
      7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
      A Lecture for Early Childhood Parents

      Monday 22nd September 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the school auditorium

      The first in a series of lectures by the Early Childhood Faculty at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Explore in depth the many elements that combine to form family culture, including family rhythms, work and play, artistic expression and discipline. The lectures will include topic presentation, interactive experience, individual assessment and visioning time through note taking or journaling, small group discussion, and a whole group conversation.

      Questions? Contact Oak Tree Lead Teacher, Patricia Cornelius at
  • Events on September 25, 2014
    • School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
      12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Events on September 26, 2014
    • School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
      12:00 am to 12:00 am