Tuition and Fees for the 2015-2016 School Year
Our school depends upon and is tremendously enriched by the vital resources brought by our families. Well beyond tuition and fee payments, our parents/guardians provide extensive volunteer hours, contributions of professional expertise, and contributions to our fundraising efforts. These commitments, in addition to tuition and fees, are expected from all families but are made, of course, according to families’ abilities and means.
Early Childhood Program Tuitions
Parent-Child Classes – ages 1 year to 3 ½ years old (42 months)
Click here for Parent-Child Tuition Schedule
2 Day Preschool Program – 3 years (36 months) to 4 ¼ years (51 months)
2 days/week – Thursdays & Fridays; 8:30am to 12:00 noon
$2900 per school year
Pre-K/Kindergarten - ages 3½ years through 6 years
5 days/week (Mondays through Fridays); 8:15am to 12:15pm
$6800 per school year
3 days/week (Tuesdays through Thursdays); 8:15am to 12:15pm
$4850 per school year
*Class Assignments will be announced at the beginning of August based upon Enrollment. Children who turn 5 years of age by May 29, 2015 are considered “True Kindergarteners” and are required to register for 5 days per week. True Kindergarteners are considered candidates for the 2016 First Grade class. Each candidate will participate in a First Grade Readiness Screening in January or February to determine readiness to begin elementary school in the fall.
Early Childhood Extended Care – ages 3½ years through 6 years
5 days/week (Mondays through Fridays); 12:15pm-2:45pm
$2000 per school year
3 days/week (Tuesdays through Thursdays); 12:15pm-2:45pm
$1200 per school year
*Daily Drop-In Rate (24-hour notice appreciated; subject to available space)
$12 per day
Grade School Program Tuitions
8:00am – 2:45pm (early dismissal on Fridays at 12:15 pm)
$9850 per school year
Extended Care (Fridays) 12:15pm – 2:45pm
$400 per school year
Second through Eighth Grade
8:00am – 2:45pm
$10450 per school year
This is an optional discount - all families can choose to waive sibling discounts in support of the school.
Siblings within the age-range for the class are welcome to enroll for a 50% discount
Early Childhood Programs – 2-Day Preschool Program, 3 Day & 5 Day Programs
Grade School Programs- Grades 1-8
Families having siblings that are simultaneously enrolled in the above programs are offered a 10% tuition reduction for a second child enrolled, a 40% tuition reduction for a third child enrolled, and a 70% tuition reduction for a fourth or more children enrolled.
Existing families and new families can apply for tuition adjustments based on financial need. We believe a Waldorf education should be accessible to those families who value the ideals, curriculum and learning environment. The Tuition Adjustment Program recognizes that every family adds value to the school community. Each family has a unique financial situation; our goal is to determine a tuition rate that is sustainable for the family and the school for the school year in which the student is enrolling. Call the school for more details.
Application Fee (new students only)
$75 per child
A non-refundable deposit of $400 per child or $800 per family (with 2 or more children simultaneously enrolled) is due at the deadline for contract renewal and will be applied to the tuition balance due Enrollment Deposit.
The Supply fee is required for each student and must be paid in full by July 15, 2015, or upon return of the signed Enrollment Contract, if later than July 10th. The supply fee is non-refundable after August 1, 2015. The supply fee is pro-rated for mid-year enrollments.
Early Childhood - Parent-Child Classes
$15 one-time book fee
Early Childhood – 2 Day Preschool Program
$200 per child
Early Childhood – 3 Day Program
$300 per child
Early Childhood – 5 Day Program
$350 per child
Grades Programs 1-2
$350 per child
Grades Programs 3-8
$425 per child
Tuition Insurance/Refund Plan Premium
Once a student has enrolled, Four Winds Waldorf School cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if the student withdraws during the academic year. In the event of early withdrawal or dismissal, the benefits paid out by Four Winds Waldorf will help to offset all or a portion of a family’s unused tuition cost; families will still be responsible for any portion the insurance does not cover. Families who do not pre-pay tuition in full are required to participate in the Tuition Refund Plan. However, if annual tuition is paid in full upon enrollment, participation is optional.
The tuition insurance Premium rate for the 2015-2016 school year is 3.0% of the total tuition obligation after any sibling discounts or tuition adjustment awards have been applied (Extended Care costs do not apply). The Premium must be paid in full by July 15, 2015 or upon return of the signed Enrollment Contract, if later than July 10th.
Upon acceptance, an Enrollment Contract will be generated outlining the total tuition, fees, and insurance due to the school as well as the schedule of payments. The contract also includes Terms & Conditions and must be signed and returned in accordance with the due date printed on the Enrollment Contract.
Remaining Tuition Payment Options – Single Payment or Monthly Payments
Single Payment Option
Payment in full of the remaining tuition may be made by cash or check. Families are eligible for a 3% discount on the remaining tuition when paid in full between April 1, 2015 and May 29, 2015.
Monthly Payment Option
If you do not prepay the remaining tuition in full, you are required to submit payment in 10 monthly installments via automatic withdrawal beginning in August, 2015 and ending in May 2016. Families enrolling after August 1, 2015 will have their withdrawal schedule adjusted with the final withdrawal occurring in May 2016. Families paying in installments must register with FACTS Tuition Management. FACTS will automatically deduct your monthly payments from your checking or savings account and will in turn transfer the funds to
the school. Families paying via FACTS will have payments withdrawn on the 20th of the month. A $41 annual fee is charged by FACTS for this service and will be withdrawn directly by FACTS from your checking or savings account upon execution of the FACTS Agreement.
Aftercare Programs - Extended Care Contracts & After School Care Contracts
A separate contract is generated for Extended Care and/or After School Care usage. Fees for this program(s) may be paid in advance or may be paid in monthly installments via FACTS Tuition Management. Tuition Insurance is not offered with Extended Care or After School Care Contracts. Extended Care & After School Care Contracts may be canceled in full or in part with 2 weeks written notice with no further financial obligation on the part of the family. Any overpayment will be refunded to the family.