Tuition

Choosing a school for your child is a significant decision, and we are delighted that you are exploring The Waldorf School of San Diego as a possibility. We invite you to peruse our pages, learn more about us, and consider how our Waldorf philosophy and values resonate with your own.

The Waldorf School of San Diego is committed to economic diversity. The Board of Trustees, College of Teachers, Faculty, Administration, and parents work together to raise funds, volunteer and make challenging budgetary decisions to keep tuition within the financial means of the largest possible group. We seek to establish financial relationships that are healthy for the school and the families within our community.

MORNING GLORY PARENT-TOT

17-Week Session / 1-Day per Week

Fall Session

Spring Session

$680

September – January

February – June

Nursery

3-Day Program (M, Tu, W)

Morning Only: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Full-Day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm 

5-Day Program

Morning Only: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Full-Day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

 

$1,000

$1,000

Balance

$10,400

$11,670

 

$13,280

$14,550

Total Tuition

$11,400

$12,670

 

$14,280

$15,550

 

Kindergarten

5-Day Program 

Morning Only: 8:15 am – 1:00 pm

Full-Day: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm 

Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

Balance

$13,280

$14,550

Total Tuition

$14,280

$15,550

 

Grades 1-12

GRADE

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Balance

$17,400

$17,650

$17,900

$21,750

Total Tuition

$18,400

$18,650

$18,900

$22,750

Common Questions

Do you offer sibling discounts?

Yes, there is a sibling discount of 20% off tuition after the deposit is paid. The oldest child is not eligible for the discount.

What are the payment options?

TADS is a mandatory payment service for all families for online enrollment and tuition contracts. The Waldorf School of San Diego does not charge families interest for paying tuition on a monthly basis. TADS assesses a $50 administrative fee for tuition agreement options of more than 2 payments. TADS will assess late or returned payment fees in addition to fees assessed by The Waldorf School of San Diego. Tuition Agreement set-up is required and is done concurrent with registration. Completing this important step will secure your child’s place in class. Your registration is not guaranteed with incomplete enrollment and tuition agreement.

What is the monthly tuition policy?

Tuition is due on the 5th or the 20th of the month via TADS, an automatic payment system. A late fee of $30.00 is charged, in addition to any fees assessed by TADS, for all payments not collected by the selected due date (5th or 20th) of the month that payments are due. Students will be removed from class when account balances are 30 days overdue. Specific guidelines are outlined in the Enrollment Contract (available through your TADS account upon completion of your online registration).

Is the Tuition Deposit refundable?

The tuition deposit is $1,000 per student (Nursery – Grade 12). The New Student deposit is due upon registration. Re-enrolling student deposit due January 31, 2020.

Tuition Deposit(s) and New Student Registration Fee(s) are non refundable.  All tuition, fees, schedule, etc, are subject to change without notice. A schedule of all fees may be found on 2020-21 Tuition Schedule below.  

What is the Application Fee?

The Application Fee is $150 due with application and $50 for siblings of re-enrollees. 

What is the New Student Registration Fee?

The New Student Registration Fee is $300, which is due within two weeks of acceptance.

Do you offer Tuition Assistance?

The Waldorf School of San Diego recognizes the significant financial commitment our families make towards their children’s education. It is our intention to make Waldorf education more affordable through our Tuition Assistance (TA) program and/or payment plans. Tuition Assistance at our school is a needs-based program available to families who meet specific eligibility criteria and complete a formal application. Please contact the Jehanne Spriggs, the Tuition Assistance Liaison, at ta@waldorfsandiego.org for more information or refer to the Tuition Assistance page.