Tuition and Fees at Richmond Waldorf School
Each family’s financial contribution to the school is important, and every child’s tuition adds to the welfare of our community. The primary responsibility for financing a child’s education rests with the family, and we seek families who are committed to making this important investment in their child’s future. We also believe that a Waldorf education should be available to any child, regardless of financial circumstance, and we balance this belief with the practical realities of our school’s financial requirements and needs. Families who wish to be considered for Tuition Adjustment can learn about our process and requirements here.
Annual Tuition and Fee Rates for 2019-2020 School Year are listed below.
All new families pay a $500 new student enrollment fee per child. This fee is due upon enrollment.
Returning families pay a smaller enrollment fee per child upon re-enrollment.
All enrolled families pay the following fees per family:
Annual Facility Fee: $250
Parents Association Dues: $35
Facility fee and PA dues are reflected on the oldest child’s contract.
Early Childhood Tuition and Fees
Our 2-day Early Childhood program is for children 2.5 or older by September 1st. Limited spaces for 2.5 to 3 year olds.
Half day program (Mon, Tues), 8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Tuition: $3,850
Activity & Supply Fee: $225
3- Day Early Childhood
Our 3-day Early Childhood program is for children 2.5 or older by September 1st. Limited availability for 2.5 to 3 year olds.
Half day program (Wed, Thu, Fri), 8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Tuition: $5,750
Activity & Supply Fee: $325
5- Day Early Childhood
Our 5-day Early Childhood program is a mixed-age Kindergarten of 3 to 6 year olds. Children may join the 5-day classes who turn 3 on or before June 15, 2019. Kindergarten children must turn 5 on or before June 15.
Half day program, 8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Tuition: $8,200
Activity & Supply Fee: $425
Aftercare is available from 1:00 – 6:00 pm for an additional contracted rate of $8 per hour ($5.50 per hour for second child). Drop in care may also be requested for $10 per hour.
Grades School Tuition and Fees
Grades 1 to 3
Activity & Supply Fee: $700
*Grade 3 has a $250 Class Trip Surcharge. The 3rd grade class takes a week-long field trip to a biodynamic farm. This fee is charged for Grade 3 students.
Grades 4 to 5
Activity & Supplies Fee: $750
Grades 6 to 8
Activity & Supply Fee: $800
*Grade 8 has $250 Class Trip Surcharge. The 8th grade class chooses their own culminating trip prior to graduation. This fee is charged for Grade 8 students.
Aftercare is available to all grades students from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for an additional contracted rate of $8 per hour ($5.50 per hour for second child). Drop in care may also be requested for $10 per hour.
Multi-Child Tuition Discount
This discount is automatically reflected on applicable enrollment contracts. This discount does not apply to fees.
|First Child||No Discount|
|Second Child||15% Discount|
|Third Child||20% Discount|
|Fourth and all Subsequent Children||25% Discount|
Richmond Waldorf School partners with TADS for billing services. The Enrollment Fee is due upon enrollment with a signed contract. Other fees for activity & supply, facility, and Parents Association are due by June 1.
Tuition can be paid in full by June 1, in two payments, monthly, or semi-monthly. Payment plans will begin in June 2019. All tuition and fees must be paid by April 30, 2020.