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Tuition & Fees

"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

 

2018-19 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)

$8,000 $350 $8,350 $1,670 $668

3-Day

Preschool/Kindergarten

(Full Day until 3:10pm)

$9,700 $375 $10,075 $2,015 $806

4-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(until 1pm)

$9,800 $390 $10,190 $2,038 $815

5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(until 1pm)

$12,000 $450 $12,450 $2,490 $996

5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten

(Full Day until 3:10pm)

$14,900 $475 $15,375 $3,075 $1,230
 

*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 $16,300 $575 $16,875 $3,375 $1,350
Grade 3 $16,300 $825 $17,125 $3,425 $1,370
Grade 4 $16,300 $675 $16,975 $3,395 $1,358
Grade 5 $16,300 $800 $17,100 $3,420 $1,368
Grades 6-8 $17,900 $800 $18,700 $3,740 $1,496
 

*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 $4,350 $225 $4,575 $915 $366
3-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $6,700 $250 $6,950 $1,390 $556
4-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $8,300 $275 $8,575 $1,715 $686
5-Day Preschool/Kindergarten $10,250 $300 $10,550 $2,110 $844

 

*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 $420 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.


2018-19 Extended Day:

 

*Kindergarten (After 3:10)  
Average Daily Usage 3 days per week
5 days per week
1 hour (picked up by 4:00)
$775 per year
$1,320 per year
2 hours (picked up by 5:00) $1,545 per year $2,570 per year
3 hours (picked up by 6:00) $2,030 per year $3,300 per year
  **Drop in Rate:  $10 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) $720 per year $1,200 per year
2 hours (picked up by 5:00) $1,440 per year $2,390 per year
3 hours (picked up by 6:00) $1,850 per year $3,090 per year
  Thursday Only: $520 per year ($260 per semester)  
  **Drop in Rate:  $10 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:  1318 Fairview Rd., Atlanta, The Jane at Grant Park, Kirkwood Senior Center, Atlanta

 

The yearly rates per family are: $900 for 1 child, $1,350 for 2 children, $1,575 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.

 

Application Schedule
Key Dates for Prospective Families
  • Notification of Acceptance - March 30, 2018
  • Signed Enrollment Contract / Initial Payment - April 12, 2018