Tuition and Fees

New Student Application Fee   (due with application)   $50

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

2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Tuition 11 Monthly Payments
Grades 1-8 $13,750 $1,218**
Preschool- 2 morning $4,480 $375**
KG- 3 morning $6,610 $569**
KG- 5 morning $9,840 $863**
KG- 1 afternoon care $690 $63
Preschool- 2 afternoon care $1,350 $123
KG- 3 afternoon care $2,040 $185
KG- 4 afternoon care $2,710 $246
KG- 5 afternoon care $3,390 $308

** Calculation of monthly payments includes subtraction of $350.00 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Monthly payments shown here are prorated over an 11 month period, from August 2017 to June 2018. We will also offer options to pay in 10 monthly payments (Aug to May), 2 payments (Aug and Jan), and 1 full payment (Aug).

Students may only attend Afternoon Program on days when they are attending the Morning Program.

Tuition Assistance is only available for Grades 1-8 and for the Kindergarten 5-day Morning Program.

Sibling discount of 7.5% of total tuition will be given to families who pay full tuition and enroll two or more students in the five day kindergarten program or grades 1-8.

2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Monthly Payment** Enrollment Deposit (per family)
Grades 1-8 $13,400 $1088**  $350
Kindergarten 5-day morning $9,590 $770**  $350
Kindergarten 3-day morning $6,440 $508**  $350
Kindergarten 2-day morning $4,370 $335**  $350
*Kindergarten 5-day afternoon $3,300 $275**  $350
*Kindergarten 4-day afternoon $2,643 $221**  $350
 *Kindergarten 3-day afternoon  $1,984  $165**  $350
 *Kindergarten 2-day afternoon  $1,320  $110**  $350
 *Kindergarten 1-day afternoon  $670  $56**  $350


Withdrawal Policy

Notice of intention to withdraw must be sent in writing to the business office. Refunds are prorated weekly, and parents/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, 2017 (for 2017-2018 school; year) without penalty. Enrollment cancelled between June 1 and the start of school will be charged 5% of the full tuition amount. Mid-year enrollment may be cancelled within 7 days following the student’s start date without penalty.

Late Fees

A late fee of $29 is applied to TADS billing accounts if payment is not received within five days of invoice due date.

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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 is available both before and after the normal school day for Kindergarten and Grades students. Cost is $6.70/hour for pre-planned use. Drop-in care is available on a limited basis at $7.70/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, special needs assessment, and Extra Lesson sessions are subsidized by the school, but fees apply.

Tuition Assistance

MWS has hired TADS ( to process tuition assistance applications. 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 2017-2018 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 Morning Kindergarten families.

How do I apply?

  1. Go directly to to create a new account or access existing account.  Here you will be able to apply for assistance. When prompted enter Maplewood for city where school is located to access the tuition assistance application for the Minnesota Waldorf School. 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.
  2. Gather and submit 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 pay stubs as well as documentation of the stated debt on your application.

If you have any questions pertaining to tuition, tuition assistance, fees, or policies please contact our business office at 651-487-6700 ext: 205 or


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