Tuition and Fees

New Student Application Fee   (due with application)   $50

Enrollment Deposit   The enrollment deposit of $350 per family will hold your child’s space in the class and be applied toward the annual tuition amount.

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

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

 

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Monthly Payment** Annual Payment by August 1st Enrollment Deposit (per family)
2 Half-Day Kindergarten $4,210 $322** $4,125*  $350
2 Full-Day Kindergarten $5,480 $428** $5,370*  $350
3 Half-Day Kindergarten $6,200 $488** $6,076*  $350
3 Full-Day Kindergarten $8,110 $646** $7,948*  $350
5 Half-Day Kindergarten $9,230 $740** $9,045*  $350
5 Full-Day Kindergarten $12,410 $1005** $12,162*  $350
Grades 1-8 $12,900 $1045** $12,642* $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 received by August 1, 2014

Sibling Discount A 10% sibling discount, for families who pay full tuition,  will be available for the following students for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • Grades Students
  • Students enrolled in 5-day kindergarten

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, 2014 (for 2014-2015) or June 1, 2015 (for 2015-2016) 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 Kindergarten 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.) 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

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 2014-2015 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 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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