Tuition

An enriching education is a value that serves to raise up everyone in our community. We do this by keeping our costs reasonable through careful planning and good stewardship of resources. We are proud to provide a high-quality independent school education at a tuition that is within reach of a range of families through a combined strategy of competitive tuition rates, generous financial aid awards, scholarships, and grants. Our tuition is carefully structured to attract and retain a diverse population so that our community can be as enriching as the education we provide.

Grades Tuition 2021-2022

Grades

Tuition

1st - 3rd Grade

$18,130

4th - 8th Grade

$18,750

Annual Grades Tuition Includes

  • High-quality books, stationery, and equipment.
  • Day field trips, including ice-skating - ice-skating will resume once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
  • Before care from 7.30 a.m.
  • Parents' Association Membership
  • Access to the Parent Portal

Additional Fees for the Grades School

  • Orchestral instrument purchase or rental and payment for lessons
  • Overnight trips
  • After school extended care until 5.45 p.m. After school care is not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Early Childhood Tuition 2021-2022

Early Childhood Program

Tuition

Five Full Days

$16,920

Five Half Days

$14,900

Three Full Days

$11,570

Three Half Days

$9,880

Two Full Days

$9,820

Three-day enrollment is offered on Monday through Wednesday. Two full day enrollment on Thursday and Friday is only available for the Snowdrop Nursery.

Annual Early Childhood Tuition Includes

  • High-quality classroom materials and crafts
  • A nutritious daily snack
  • Parents' Association Membership
  • Access to the Parent Portal

Additional Early Childhood Fees

  • Optional after school extended care until 5.45 p.m. Please note that extended aftercare has been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grades & Early Childhood Enrollment Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $750 is to be returned with the signed enrollment contract.

Tuition 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia strives to make Waldorf education accessible to families through a combined strategy of competitive tuition rates, generous financial aid awards, scholarships, and grants.
  • Financial Aid for all students who are turning five years old by June 1st, 2020 through 8th grade. We offer financial assistance to approximately 30% of our families each year with a variety of needs-based awards ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
  • Community Scholarship Program for new students who are entering grades 4 through 8.
  • The Lewis Smith Orchestra Grant for enrolled students who play in our string orchestra, grades 4 through 8.
  • Good Neighbors Summer Camp Scholarship for non-affiliated local families who would like to join our summer camps.
Follow these links for more information: Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants.

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