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.

2018-2019 Program Fees

Fee Schedule 2018-19

Program  Annual Tuition   Per Month over 10 payments*
Morning Garden n/a $270/6 week session
Nursery: 2 day $3240 $324
Nursery: 3 day $4550 $455
Nursery: 4 day $5660 $566
Kindergarten: 5 day half day $6570 $657
Kindergarten: 5 full days $8590 $859
Grades 1&2 $8690  $869
Grades 3&4 $8800  $880
Grades 5&6 $8900  $890
Aftercare n/a hourly rate TBD
*Families have the option to pay in one, two or ten installments. The ten monthly installments incur a $45 additional fee billed by TADS.

Additional Fees

New Student Enrollment Fee

tuition-waldorfNursery 2-4 days: $400

5-day Kindergarten: $500

Grades 1-6: $500

Returning Student Enrollment Fee

Nursery 2-4 days: $225

5-day Kindergarten: $300

Grades 1-6: $300

The enrollment fees cover supplies, maintenance and administrative fees. In addition to the enrollment fees, new student fees also cover the one time application and set up fees.

Tuition Reductions

Tuition Assistance

Asheville Waldorf School offers financial assistance in the form of reduced tuition for families unable to pay the full tuition. This is available to families with children enrolled in Full Day 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. Please click here for more information.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Asheville Waldorf School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Asheville Waldorf School is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. The school complies with local and state regulations and inspections.