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"The  Waldorf School gave my son a thorough grounding in academics by using each year as an exploration into a different culture and its contributions to the world. He has a far more integrated understanding of geography, history, and political science than I ever received. The curriculum fostered his intellectual curiosity and helped make him--as they say--a lifelong learner."       Alumni Parent

 

2020-21 Tuition & Fees 

Tuition is set annually by the Board of Trustees at a level needed to meet the cost of operations. 

 
 

Decatur Campus

Preschool/Kindergarten (Ages 3 to 6)

New Families

 

TUITION

FEES

TOTAL

INITIAL PAYMENT

(Due April 16)

MONTHLY PAYMENT

(Due June-Mar)

3-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(until 1pm)

$8,405 $360 $8,765 $1,753 $701

3-Day

Preschool/Kindergarten

(Full Day until 3:10pm)

$10,190 $385 $10,575 $2,115 $846

4-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(until 1pm)

$10,290 $400 $10,690 $2,138 $855

4-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(Full Day until 3:10pm)

$12,525 $425 $12,950 $2,590 $1,036

5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(until 1pm)

$12,610 $460 $13,070 $2,614 $1,045

5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(Full Day until 3:10pm)

$15,660 $485 $16,145 $3,229 $1,292
 

*Fees include costs for materials and supplies, a field trip, and food.

 

 Only children 4 and older can participate in a full day program until 3:10pm. See below for Extended Day options until 6pm.

 

Annual (5% discount) and semi-annual payment schedules are also available. There is a 10% discount granted for all younger siblings attending the school.

Decatur Campus

Grade 1 (6 years old by June 1) to Grade 8

New Families

  TUITION FEES TOTAL

INITIAL PAYMENT

(Due April 16)

MONTHLY PAYMENT

(Due June-Mar)
Grades 1-2 $17,125 $585 $17,710 $3,542 $1,417
Grade 3 $17,125 $840 $17,965 $3,593 $1,437
Grade 4 $17,125 $690 $17,815 $3,563 $1,425
Grade 5 $17,125 $815 $17,940 $3,588 $1,435
Grades 6-8 $18,810 $815 $19,625 $3,925 $1,570
 

*Fees include costs for curriculum materials and supplies, field trips, and overnight class trips.

 

The above chart represents a monthly payment schedule. Annual (5% discount) and semi-annual payment schedules are also available. There is a 10% discount granted for all younger siblings attending the school.

 

Your monthly payments will increase if you are adding in hours for Extended Day programs. If you are on tuition assistance, each of your eleven payments will generally be the same amount, including the initial payment in April. The monthly payment will be based on the amount of tuition assistance awarded.

Inman Park Campus, 9am to 1pm

Preschool/Kindergarten (Ages 2 to 4)

New Families

  TUITION FEES TOTAL

INITIAL PAYMENT

(Due April 16)

MONTHLY PAYMENT

(Due June-Mar)
2-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $4,570 $230 $4,800 $960 $384
3-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $7,040 $255 $7,295 $1,459 $584
4-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $8,720 $280 $9,000 $1,800 $720
5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $10,770 $310 $11,080 $2,216 $886

 

*Fees include costs for materials and supplies, a field trip, and food.

 

Annual (5% discount) and semi-annual payment schedules are also available. There is a 10% discount granted for all younger siblings attending the school.

Extended Day

 Before School Care: The Waldorf School Decatur Campus offers Before School Care beginning at 7:00 a.m. for families who need it. The fee for Before School Care is $440 for the year. You will need to turn in payment before your child may attend. The children are dropped off at the administration building no earlier than 7:00 a.m. They will be brought to their respective classes when the school day begins.


2019-20 Extended Day:

 

*Kindergarten

(After 3:10)

 
Average Daily Usage 3 days per week
5 days per week
1 hour (picked up by 4:00)
$805 per year
$1,370 per year
2 hours (picked up by 5:00) $1,610 per year $2,675 per year
3 hours (picked up by 6:00) $2,110 per year $3,430 per year
 

**Drop in Rate:  $12 per hour, you will be billed for any drop-in usage

 
 

Grades 1-8

   
Average Daily Usage 3 days per week 5 days per week
1 hour (picked up by 4:00) $750 per year $1,250 per year
2 hours (picked up by 5:00) $1,500 per year $2,490 per year
3 hours (picked up by 6:00) $1,925 per year $3,215 per year
 

Thursday Only: $540 per year ($270 per semester)

 
 

**Drop in Rate:  $12 per hour, you will be billed for any drop-in usage

 
 

*You must be registered for Decatur Campus full-day Kindergarten to participate in the Kindergarten extended day program (pick-up later than 3:10).   This applies to Drop-in as well.

 

** Drop-in is meant for those occasional times when you just cannot get to the school by your designated pick-up time.

 

If you are on tuition assistance, each of your eleven payments will generally be the same amount, including the initial payment in April. The monthly payment will be based on the amount of tuition assistance awarded.

Transportation

 

The Waldorf School of Atlanta offers bus service for mornings only to our Decatur Campus. 

 

The stops are:  The Jane at Grant Park               Kirkwood Senior Center, Atlanta

 

The yearly rates per family are: $915 for 1 child, $1,375 for 2 children, $1,605 for family of 3 or more children

(space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis)

Additional Fees and Costs


Instrument Rental and Lessons

Beginning in Grade 3, students take private violin or cello lessons to further develop the skills acquired through the school’s rich music curriculum. Students admitted during middle school years will take private recorder lessons. For fall enrollment, it is especially helpful if the student begins lessons during the summer to prepare them for the year ahead. Later, after becoming fluent on the recorder, the student may elect to study another instrument. Parents are responsible for the cost of weekly lessons and renting or purchasing an instrument. These costs can range from $200 to $250 per month.

Extended Day Programs

The Decatur Campus offers a Morning Care program that starts at 7:00 A.M. An Extended Day program is also offered for students who may need to stay beyond the end of the regular school day. Fee information is available above.

Annual Fund Drive

Each year, parents and friends of the school are asked to make an annual gift to supplement the cost of educating our students (tuition funds approximately 90% of our budget). Monies raised during the Annual Fund Drive are primarily used to support our tuition assistance program, as well as other school-related obligations. The amount of the gift is at the discretion of each family, but we do expect 100% participation from our community. Gifts are tax deductible.

Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign serves to renovate or build facilities for the school. During years when a capital campaign is conducted, families are expected to make a long-term sacrificial gift to support this effort. Gifts are tax deductible.

 

Key Dates for Prospective Families
  • Still accepting applications for 2020-2021
  • Tuition Assistance Application: February 14, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 4, 2020
  • Signed Enrollment Contract / Initial Payment Due: April 16, 2020