Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2022/2023 Student Tuition and Fee Schedule

Enrollment Fees

Continuing Students $250
Preschool Students $250
New Kindergarten & Lower School Students (Kindergarten through 8th) $450
New High School Students (9th through 12th) $550

2022/2023 Tuition and Fees

School Level Annual Tuition (see below for payment options) Tuition Protection Insurance* Due July 1 Yearbook** Due July 1
Preschool $12,840 $193 ---
Kindergarten $13,950 $209 $80
1st Grade $15,275 $230 $80
2nd -- 5th Grade $16,700 $250 $80
6th -- 8th Grade $17,700 $265 $80
9th -- 12th Grade $21,150 $318 $80
 * Non-refundable; waived for single annual payment with separate, signed agreement. ** Refundable before November 1, 2022.

Sibling Discount

  • Full tuition is charged for the oldest child
  • 15% discount for the second child; 25% for subsequent children

Receipt of the Sibling Discount is conditional upon continued attendance of the sibling(s). Should a sibling withdraw or enter during the school year, the sibling discount will be adjusted.

Payment Plans and Payment Methods

2022/2023 Payment Plans

You may make payments in the Veracross Portal (our new tuition management system), by check, credit card or automatic withdrawal. Monthly (10 or 12 months), semi-annual, and annual payment plans are available.

Please note: A 12-month payment plan is only possible for Tuition Agreements completed by July 1. A 10-month payment plan must begin no later than September 1. Tuition Agreements signed after the start of the school year will offer payment plans that allow all payments to be completed by the end of the school year.

Tuition Protection Insurance Fee

The Tuition Protection Insurance Fee creates a fund that protects families in the event of early withdrawal. In such an instance, 60% of the remaining balance of tuition is refunded or credited if a student withdraws from the School for any reason (including illness, instances in which a child’s behavior is an infraction of School rules, or when Parent(s)’/Guardian(s)’ default requires withdrawal). Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are responsible for the remaining 40%. Partial weeks will be calculated as whole weeks. The tuition protection fee, 1.5% of the annual gross tuition, is charged separately and is due July 1st.

Waiver of Tuition Protection Insurance Fee

Families choosing a single annual payment may elect to waive the Tuition Protection Insurance Fee. By waiving the TPI fee, Parent(s)/Guardian(s) agree to be 100% responsible for any outstanding balance in the event of early withdrawal.

Tuition Assistance

Applications for tuition assistance for 2022-2023 are made through FACTS. Tuition Assistance Applications open on Monday, November 15, 2021.  The final determination of awards is made by the School’s Tuition Assistance Committee. Applications may be completed online at FACTS. The application fee is $40 per family. (See Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition Assistance for more information.)

Once the school year begins, very limited tuition assistance is available.

Late Payments/Insufficient Funds

Any payment(s) not received within fifteen days of the payment due date is subject to a late fee from Veracross and an 18% APR finance fee by SWS.

Additional Fees and Charges

In addition to tuition and the fees listed above, you may incur additional costs, including but not limited to fees for some activities, instrument rental or purchase, and music lessons. The amount of these fees varies and are announced as they occur. When necessary, the School may recommend and expect a student to receive tutoring, external consultations, or special services which the School does not provide.

Extended Care

Extended Care is an optional fee-based program for students in Preschool, Kindergarten and First through Eighth Grade. These programs operate in the afternoon after classes on school days only, including half-days but not including vacation periods, in-service days, parent/teacher conference days in November, or teachers’ conference week in February. If Preschool, Kindergarten, or Grade 1-8 children are on the premises after school hours without the direct supervision of an adult, they are signed into Extended Care and the family is charged accordingly. Extended Care Hours and Fees for the 2022/2023 school year will be available in August 2022.

Flutes and Recorders

Pentatonic flutes are required for 1st  grade, Diatonic flutes for 3rd grade, and recorders for 6th grade. Unless otherwise requested, the School purchases the instrument; and the cost (typically between $40 and $90) is billed to the family. If you already have the appropriate flute or recorder for your child, notify the Lower School Assistant before June 1st and a flute or recorder will not be ordered for your child. If the Lower School Assistant does not receive notification before June 1st and a flute or recorder is ordered for your child, you are responsible for payment. The school does not generally provide musical instruments for students.

Sports Fee

To offset the costs of sporting equipment, league dues, officials, and coaching, a sports fee is charged to families of 6th through 12th grade students who participate in team sports. Participating families are billed at the start of each season.

Sports Uniforms

Uniforms are required for team sports. For some sports, the School lends uniforms to players. Parents are charged the replacement cost for damaged uniforms or items that are not returned at the end of the season. For other sports, Parents/Guardians must purchase uniforms and proper gear for their student.

Drama Fee

A drama fee is charged to families of high school students who participate in the extracurricular drama productions.

Yearbook

Tuition contracts reflect a charge of $80 for a Yearbook. If you do not wish to have your student receive the Yearbook, please email accounting@sacwaldorf.org. Additional Yearbooks are available upon request at $80 each.