Financial Aid

Financial aid at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia enables the school to live out our core values of making Waldorf education accessible to committed families and maintaining a student body that is socio-economically diverse. 

Our tuition is one of the most competitive in the region. Through a combined strategy of competitive tuition rates, generous financial aid awards, scholarships, and grants, more than 30% of our families receive financial aid. 

Financial aid requests have no impact on admission decisions. Financial aid is available for families with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the information you provide the School and Student Services (SSS), including a copy of your most recent 1040 Federal Tax Return. 

Our Financial Aid Committee considers each family's ability to pay alongside the availability of financial aid funds from the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. More students apply for financial aid than we are able to assist. Consequently, not every accepted student who demonstrates financial need will receive an award. That’s why it’s important to apply early. 

Financial Aid Process

The deadline for new and returning students to apply for financial aid at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia is January 7, 2022.

Step 1: Visit the SSS Family Portal and create your account. If you applied for financial aid last year, log into the Family Portal using the same email address and password.

Step 2: Submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for Academic Year 2022-23 as soon as possible. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia code is 4125.

Step 3: Upload and submit your 2021 1040 Federal Tax Return, including all W2s and appropriate schedules. We also request that you submit your 2022 1040 Federal Tax Return once it’s available.

Financial Aid Family Night Webinar, December 8th, 2021

Register and join our Financial Aid Family Night on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m.

  • Learn about the financial aid process in K-8 independent schools
  • A step-by-step guide to the online application process
  • Tips and recommendations for completing the process smoothly and avoiding errors
  • Q&A session

Click here to register for the webinar.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Maggie Davis, Director of Admissions, at [email protected] or 215-248-1662.

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia considers financial aid applications for all students who are turning 5 years by June 1st, 2022 through to 8th grade. For a conversation about eligibility for financial aid support please reach out to the Director of Admissions, Maggie Davis at 215-248-1662 or [email protected] 

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia invites applications for the Community Scholarship Program. Please visit the Scholarships and Grants page of our website for further information and details to apply.

The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a proud partner of the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia which provides opportunities for tuition scholarships for Philadelphia residents with children attending K through 8th grade. Learn more about CSFP and the application process.