Tuition & Fees

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

2-Day Seedlings

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

Tuition: $13,250

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

Tuition: $13,850

Activity & Supplies Fee: $750

Grades 6 to 8

Tuition: $14,350

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. 

ChildDiscount
First ChildNo Discount
Second Child15% Discount
Third Child20% Discount
Fourth and all Subsequent Children25% Discount

Payment Options

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. 

Learn about available Financial Aid and Scholarships.

For 2019-2020, apply for Financial Aid and/or Scholarship opportunities no later than February 22, 2019. 

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