Tuition and Fees

Effective as of the 2014-2015 school year, the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $350 is per family, not per child, and will be due at the time of reenrollment in March of 2014 as a deposit towards tuition; and unlike previous years will be applied against the family’s total 2014/15 tuition.

Fees

New Student Application Fee (due with application)
$50

Tuition rates – see following chart
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Once your child has been accepted, this non-refundable enrollment fee will hold your child’s space until the first tuition payment is due on August 1.

2014-2015 Tuition and Enrollment Fees

Tuition Monthly
Payment**
Annual Payment
by August 1st
Enrollment Fee
2 Half-Day
Early Childhood
$4,090 $312** $4,008*  $350
2 Full-Day
Early Childhood
$5,325 $444** $5,219*  $350
3 Half-Day
Early Childhood
$6,025 $473** $5,905*  $350
3 Full-Day
Early Childhood
$7,880 $628** $7,722*  $350
5 Half-Day
Early Childhood
$8,970 $718** $8,791*  $350
5 Full-Day
Early Childhood
$12,060 $976** $11,819*  $350
Grades 1-8 $12,540 $1016** $12,289* $350

** Calculation of monthly payments include subtraction of non-refundable enrollment deposit
** Monthly payments are prorated over a 12 month period
* 2% discount applied when full payment is receivd by August 1, 2014

Sibling Discount

A 5% sibling discount will be available for the following students for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • 5 Full-Day Early Childhood: $603.00 per student
  • Grades 1-8: $627.00 per student

Withdrawal Policy

Notice of intention to withdraw must be sent in writing to the business office. Refunds are prorated weekly, and parent/guardians are liable for 100% of the tuition for the period the child was enrolled, and 10% of the tuition due for the balance of the year. Enrollment may be canceled prior to June 1, 2012 (for 2012-2013) or June 1, 2013 (for 2013-2014) without penalty.

Late Fees

There is a 1.5% late fee on overdue payments (30 days), and interest accrues at 1% per month.

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Additional Expenses

Instrument Rental and Lessons

Starting in grade 3, students learn to play a viola, violin or cello. Parents are responsible for purchasing or renting an instrument. In 4th through 8th grade, students are required to take private lessons in addition to the music classes taught in school.

Extended Care

Extended Care is available both before and after the normal school day for Early Childhood and Grades students. Cost is $6/hour for pre-planned use. Drop-in care is available on a limited basis at $7/hour.

Sports

MWS is a member of the League of Independent Sports Teams (L.I.S.T.) Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, MWS has eliminated the 6-8th grade sports fees to ensure sports are accessible as a core part of the experience at our school.

Tutoring

Tutoring, special needs assessment, and Extra Lesson sessions are subsidized by the school, but fees apply.

Tuition Assistance

Beginning in 2013-2014, MWS has hired TADS (www.tads.com) to process tuition assistance. Assistance is granted for partial tuition based on financial need. Many factors are considered in determining need including family size, assets, debts and unusual expenses. Decisions are made by the Tuition Assistance Committee and all information is held in strict confidence. Please contact the Business Manager for financial aid information for the 2012-2013 school year.

Who should apply for Tuition Assistance?

Families who foresee difficulty paying full tuition are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance. Students must apply and be accepted to the school before they will be considered for tuition assistance. Please request information when you apply.

Who is eligible?

Tuition assistance is available to Grades 1-8 and 5-full day Kindergarten families.

How do I apply?

MWS uses a third party, TADS (www.tads.com), to determine need. Financial assistance decisions are made by the MWS Tuition Assistance Committee, and all information is kept in strict confidence.

  1. Gather your documentation. Typically, TADS requires your most recently filed 1040 tax form (or verification of non-filing status from the IRS), your most recent W2 statements and your most recent paystubs as well as documentation of the stated debt on your application.
  2. Go directly to myTADS.com to create a new account or access existing account.
  3. Here you will be able to apply for assistance. Please note that TADS has a contract with MWS and results are shared only with the school. These results will go to the MWS Tuition Assistance Committee for review.

Fundraising and Volunteerism

As is the norm in private schools, the actual cost to educate each child is not fully covered by tuition and fees. MWS can operate with this tuition schedule largely because of funds received from the voluntary, tax-deductible contributions of families and friends through our Annual Campaign. The volunteer efforts of our community also earn revenue for our school. These efforts include the Holiday Fair, School Store, Coffee Cart and Frolic Fundraiser and Dance Gala.

If you have any questions pertaining to the information on this webpage, please contact our Business Manager at 651-487-6700 ext: 205 or business@mnwaldorf.org.

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