Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2021/2022 Domestic Student Tuition and Fee Schedule

Enrollment Fees

Continuing Students (if paid by March 12, 2021) $250
New Kindergarten & Lower School Students (Kindergarten through 8th) $450
New High School Students (9th through 12th) $550

2021/2022 Tuition and Fees

School Level Annual Tuition
(see below for payment options)
Tuition Protection Insurance*
Due July 1
Yearbook**
Due July 1
Kindergarten $13,050 $196 $80
1st Grade $14,275 $214 $80
2nd — 5th Grade $15,590 $234 $80
6th — 8th Grade $16,550 $248 $80
9th — 12th Grade $19,775 $297 $80
     * Non-refundable; waived for single annual payment with separate, signed agreement. ** Refundable before
January 1, 2021.

Sibling Discount

  • Full tuition is charged for the oldest child
  • 15% discount for the second child
  • 25% for the third and 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

You may make payments to TADS (our 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, 2021. A 10-month payment plan must begin no later than September 1, 2021. 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 annual gross tuition, is charged separately and is due July 1, 2021.

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 are made through SSS. The deadline for application is January 15, 2021. The final determination of awards is made by the School’s Tuition Assistance Committee. Applications may be completed online at SSS by TADS. The application fee is $55 per family. (See Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition Assistance for more information.)

Please read more about this new method of applying for tuition assistance in this document and more about how to apply in this document. Applications for Tuition Assistance are due January 15, 2021.

Late Payments/Insufficient Funds

Any payment(s) not received within fifteen days of the payment due date is subject to a $35.00 late fee from TADS 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 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 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 2021/2022 school year  will be available in the Spring 2021.

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 1 and a flute or recorder will not be ordered for your child. If the Lower School Assistant does not receive notification before June 1 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, you may indicate so in the enrollment process. Additional Yearbooks are available upon request at $80 each.

2021/2022 International Student Tuition and Fees Schedule

New International Students$125

Enrollment Fee:  For all continuing and new students. Due at time of enrollment; not refundable. Enrollment is not complete until the Tuition Agreement is completed and the Enrollment Fee is paid.

Please Note:  All Fees and Tuition for International Students are non-refundable.

 New International Student Enrollment Fee – Prior to Issuing I-20 $3,000
$2,000 of this fee will be applied to the cost of Tuition
2021/2022 New International Student Tuition and Fees (non-refundable)
 Annual TuitionEnglish Tutoring – Required for Grade 9 *
High School (9 – 12) International Students$24,700$5,000

*English Tutoring May Be Required for other Grades after Assessment

Re-Enrolling International Students Re-Enrollment Fee (if paid by March 12, 2021):    $250

2021/2022 Re-Enrolling International Student Tuition and Fees (non-refundable)
 Annual TuitionEnglish Tutoring – Required for Grade 9
High School (9 – 12) International Students$24,700$5,000

International Student Tutoring Fees

During the admissions process and new student orientation for our International Students, we meet with each student to determine the amount of additional tutoring they will require to pass our courses and to thrive in our school. This is additional tutoring beyond the tutoring that is included in the cost of International Student tuition. Parents must be prepared to support any additional tutoring until the school determines that the student no longer requires additional help. Cost of additional tutoring is $5,000 per school year.

Payment Method

Payment must be made in full to TADS (our tuition management system) by wire transfer. Tuition payments are due by July 1, 2021. After that date, we may terminate or cancel a student’s I-20 / F-1 visa.

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 will vary and will be announced as they occur. When necessary, the School may, at Parent or Guardian expense, recommend and expect tutoring, external consultations, or special services which the School does not provide.

Immunizations

All International Students are required to comply with Federal Immigration Laws and, in addition, the State of California’s Immunization Requirements. Parents will be required to provide translated copies of current immunizations to satisfy the requirements of the State of California.

Extended Care

Extended Care is an optional fee-based program for students in 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 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 2021/2022 school year will be available in the Spring 2021.

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 1 and a flute or recorder will not be ordered for your child. If the Lower School Assistant does not receive notification before June 1 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.

Tuition Assistance

Sacramento Waldorf School is a community of shared values within an economically diverse campus. We offer two tuition discounts: Sibling Discounts and Sacramento Waldorf School’s Tuition Assistance Program. Tuition Assistance may be offered to families experiencing short-term crises or setbacks or to those who could not otherwise afford to be here. We believe that our entire community benefits from this practice. Tuition Assistance is made possible through the generosity of those families who are able to pay the full tuition and through gifts and donations.