• campus

Tuition and Financial Aid



2016-2017 TUITION BY GRADE LEVEL

Grade Level Commitment Fee Basic Tuition Total
Parent-Child Class (1x Per Week)   $      50          $   1,500 $   1,550
       
Rosebud Garden - 2 Half Days (ThF) $    500 $   4,840 $   5,340
Rosebud Garden - 3 Half Days (MTW) $    500 $   7,260 $   7,760
Rosebud Garden - 4 Half Days (M-Th) $    500 $   9,680 $ 10,180
Rosebud Garden - 5 Half Days (M-F) $    500 $ 12,100 $ 12,600
Rosebud Garden - 2 Full Days (ThF) $    500 $   7,400* $   7,900*
Rosebud Garden - 3 Full Days (MTW) $    500 $ 11,090* $ 11,590*
Rosebud Garden - 4 Full Days (M-Th) $    500 $ 14,790* $ 15,290*
Rosebud Garden - 5 Full Days (M-F) $    500 $ 18,490* $ 18,990*
       
Kindergarten - 4 Half Days (M-Th) $    750 $   9,680 $ 10,430
Kindergarten - 5 Half Days (M-F) $    750 $ 12,100 $ 12,850
Kindergarten - 4 Full Days (M-Th) $ 1,000 $ 14,070 $ 15,070
Kindergarten - 5 Full Days (M-F) $ 1,000 $ 17,590 $ 18,590
       
Grade 1 $ 1,000 $ 17,810 $ 18,810
Grade 2 $ 1,000 $ 17,810 $ 18,810
Grade 3 $ 1,000 $ 18,070 $ 19,070
Grade 4 $ 1,000 $ 18,740 $ 19,740
Grade 5 $ 1,000 $ 18,740 $ 19,740
Grade 6 $ 1,000 $ 19,540 $ 20,540
Grade 7 $ 1,000 $ 19,540 $ 20,540
Grade 8 $ 1,000 $ 19,540 $ 20,540
Grade 9 $ 1,000 $ 21,480 $ 22,480
Grade 10 $ 1,000 $ 21,890 $ 22,890
Grade 11 $ 1,000 $ 21,890 $ 22,890
Grade 12 $ 1,000 $ 21,890 $ 22,890
       


Additional fees include the facility fee ($125 per student) and nominal field trip expenses, as applicable. 

Organic school lunches (optional, but recommended) for students in grades K-12 carry an additional fee (*organic lunches are included in the tuition for full-day Rosebud Garden).

Music lessons for students in grades 9-12 carry an additional fee (music lesson fees are included in the tuition for students through grade 8).

The extended day program (for students remaining at school later than 3:15 pm) is billed at $8 per hour for students in grades K-6 and at $10 per hour for Rosebud Garden students.

Families with three or more children attending Kimberton Waldorf School will receive an automatic 5% discount on their tuition.


TUITION ASSISTANCE

Kimberton Waldorf School understands and honors the commitment of families to provide a Waldorf education for their children.  For 75 years, we have partnered with families through our tuition assistance program to help make an independent Waldorf school education possible.

Tuition assistance is available for students in full-day kindergarten through grade 12. Families must reapply each year.

New families are eligible to apply for tuition assistance as soon as they apply for admission to the school (application is available November 1 of the preceding academic year), however decisions will not be made until the student completes the process and is accepted. Tuition assistance awards and contracts are issued after February 1.  Students interested in enrolling after the start of the school year will be considered if funds remain.

Applications from current families for the following school year must be received by January 15 so that tuition assistance awards can be offered with the re-enrollment contracts. Late applications will be reviewed after the tuition assistance process for new families has been completed; any remaining funds will then be awarded to qualified late applicants.


Think you can’t afford a KWS education?  Think again.

Procedure:

  • Complete the online Parent Financial Statement (PFS) appropriate for your family’s circumstances. Self-employed individuals are required to complete the Family Farm and Business Form, which is also available online.
     
  • Submit via mail or  to the Tuition Assistance Committee at Kimberton Waldorf School the following additional documentation:
    • A copy of the current year Federal Tax Return, including all schedules. For self-employed individuals, copies of both business and personal tax returns are required.  (The prior year's tax return may be suffiicient based on application date.)
    • A written explanation of any special circumstances you want the Tuition Assistance Committee to be aware of.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to call the Business Office at 610.933.3635, ext. 123.