Tuition and Fees
TUITION AND FEES 2020-21
At Asheville Waldorf School, we are inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education. We emphasize the importance of viewing school tuition not as a transaction to purchase a commodity, but as a contribution to provide a stable environment in which true learning may transpire. As families we contribute to the stability and growth of our school in many ways—through program fees, fundraising contributions, volunteer support and spreading the word about Asheville Waldorf School. Parent participation is an integral part of the culture of our school.
Asheville Waldorf School uses Tier-based Tuition Structure
This Tier-based system was created based on the following goals:
- To achieve long-term financial sustainability of our school
- To create a more robust and fair financial aid system for all
- To ensure continued accessibility to all families currently part of our school
- To continue our progress in making Waldorf Education accessible to children of all socio-economic backgrounds
We know our new structure and process can help us collectively achieve these goals and intentions of sustainability and accessibility in alignment with the mission, vision, values, and strategic plan of our Asheville Waldorf School community.
|Class||Annual Tuition (Tier I)||Tier II||Tier III|
|5-Day Kindergarten- Half day||$8,970||$7,176||$5,382|
|5-Day Kindergarten -Full Day||$11,720||$9,376||$7,032|
|Grades 1 & 2||$11,960||$9,568||$7,176|
|Grades 3 & 4 & 5||$12,240||$9,792||$7,344|
|Grades 6 & 7 & 8||$12,980||$10,384||$7,788|
Tiered Tuition – Tuition Assistance
Asheville Waldorf School offers financial assistance in the form of a tiered tuition model for families unable to pay the full tuition. This is available to families with children enrolled in Five Day Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades classes. For more information please read our page on financial assistance. TADS charges a $42 non-refundable fee to evaluate your application. We will credit this $42 to your account. Please click here for more information.
$50 per application
New Student Enrollment Fee
Bridge Class: $200
Grades 1-8: $500
Returning Student Enrollment Fee
Nursery 2-5 days: $250
Grades 1-8: $250
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Educating the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit,
for a life of continuous learning
and meaningful engagement with the world.
ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL
531 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Main office: 828.575.2557