Annual Tuition & Fees

The East Bay Waldorf School welcomes students of any color, race, gender, or sexual orientation, and all ethnic, national, cultural, social or religious backgrounds. Our school has over 45% ethnic diversity, of which we are proud.

 

Tuition

Tuition  covers all costs except some class trips, food, after school care, extracurricular programs, after school music lessons, and minor incidental costs. Tuition is assessed on an annual basis. Tuition Schedules are included in information packets, listing tuition amounts for the coming year once they have been announced, along with other enrollment & Tuition Adjustment information.

 

Fees

Supply and Class Trip fees are rolled into the total tuition, providing an easily accessed total tuition cost number for our families. See above for exceptions.

Tuition adjustment is available for families who demonstrate need.

  • We endeavor to balance the needs of individual families with the overall financial health of the school. Tuition Adjustment (TA) affects the school’s operating budget; the school does not have an endowment fund or receive government grants. The operating budget is used to pay teachers a living wage (not yet achieved), maintain the safety and beauty of our campus and support student centered programs. Tuition Adjustment is not meant to support a family’s lifestyle of over spending or protection and accumulation of personal wealth. We typically do not offer more than 30% assistance to families.

     

    Reduction in tuition is based on an independent assessment of a family’s financial need. The assessment results are combined with the family’s Tuition Adjustment Questionnaire and carefully considered by the school’s Tuition Adjustment Committee, which makes the final decision.

     

     

    Here are the steps to applying for Tuition Adjustment for 2017-18:

     

    1. Read the Tuition Adjustment information below, and complete the 2017-18 Tuition Adjustment Questionnaire (here) .  Return this form with your Enrollment Application by January 20th, 2017. 

     

    2. Set up your SMART AID account by following the instructions Smart Aid – Online Instructions.  Online forms must be complete and uploaded by Friday, February 17, 2017.

     

    3. Contact our Business Manager, Mary Ann Schumann: maryann@eastbaywaldorf.org, if you have questions.

     

    Any applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling, aid-available basis.

     

     

    Please note:


    Tuition Adjustment is not available for children attending school less than 5 days per week. Tuition Adjustment does not apply to enrollment fees, which are due at the time of enrollment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Each family must reapply for Tuition Adjustment each year. Families will be expected to increase their contribution to tuition by at least 5% each year. Applications for admission received after the January 20th, 2017 deadline will only have the Tuition Adjustment application considered in the event that funds are still available.

  • East Bay Waldorf School students have applied for and received tuition assistance from other scholarship programs.  A link to one of these programs is provided below.  We recommend that applicants contact these programs directly as soon as possible as each one has unique criteria, processes and deadlines.

     

    The Basic Fund
    The BASIC Fund is a good source for additional tuition assistance; several of our students received assistance from them for the school year. If you have a new student attending our school for the first time (this includes siblings of already registered students), you are eligible to apply for assistance from the BASIC Fund. Please check their website for more information and to basic fund application 2016-2017.  Please note: even if you receive the full amount from the BASIC Fund, it will not cover reduced tuition for the school year.

     

    The Independent Scholarship Fund

    The Independent Institute joins the successful efforts of numerous community initiatives around the country to offer children a competitive education alternative in the San Francisco East Bay.

    The Independent Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a privately funded scholarship program of The Independent Institute that provides tuition assistance to low- and moderate-income families in Contra Costa and Alameda counties for K-12 private or parochial schools. The mission of ISF is to help families achieve freedom of choice in the education of their children. See the website for more information.

Tuition Schedule 2017-18

Class/GradeMonthly Tuition (10-monthly payments)Annual Tuition
Parent/Child
Classes
See Current Rates/Session Here
3-Day Preschool$840$8,400*
5-Day Preschool$1,205$12,050*
Kindergarten$1,650$16,500*
Grades 1-8$1,910$19,100*
New Student Registration Fee
(One Time,
all Grades)
$100
After School CareSee Current Rates Here
*All supply /
class trip fees included.
Possible instrument rental/classes
extra for
grades 4-8.
Sibling DiscountsInquire within
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