Tuition and Scholarship Assistance

Waldorf Education: The greatest gift you can give your child.

Tucson Waldorf School (TWS) is an independent, non-profit, tuition-based school. The school operates without federal or state funding so that Faculty may design programs and curriculum, and be self-governed. Scholarship assistance resources are available to families of all income levels whose children are enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8.  Scholarship assistance details below.

2021-2022 Tuition:

Annual Tuition

Tuition may be paid in one or two installments or parents may select monthly option.

Monthly Payment Option

(10 months)

 10 month payment period begins in August and goes through May. Please note, this reflects the annual tuition divided by 10 and  figures are rounded.  Actual monthly billing may vary slightly.

Early Childhood

3-day Mixed-Age 
12:30pm pick up $6,289 $629
3:30pm pick up $7,933 $794
5:30pm pick up $8,961 $897
5-day Mixed-Age
12:30pm pick up $8047 $805
3:30pm pick up $10,410 $1041
5:30pm pick up $11,849 $1,185

Grades

Grades 1-2 $11,731 $1,173
Grade 3 $12,266 $1,227
Grades 4-8 $12,385 $1,239

Sibling Discount: We offer a sibling discount of 10% off tuition for the second child enrolled in our school. This discount increases to 30% for the third child and any additional siblings.

Additional Fees: There is an annual Parent Council fee of $25 per family. Additional fees per grade: First-grade Pentatonic flute $70, Third-grade Diatonic flute $86, Fifth-grade Pentathlon Approximately $85, Sixth grade Medieval Games Approximately $100, Sixth-grade Soprano Flute $20. If you choose to use Early Morning Care & Grades Extended Day the charge is $7 per hour billed only for time used at the end of the month.

Scholarship Assistance & Raise Your Own Tuition:

Scholarship resources available to Tucson Waldorf School families come from School Tuition Organizations (STOs) funded by the Arizona Private School Tax Credit Program. Tucson Waldorf School offers assistance through a close relationship with a  School Tuition Organization called Arizona Tuition Connection.

Arizona Tuition Connection offers many resources to families including coaching sessions to simplify the tax credit process by providing you with the information and tools to be successful in getting your child’s tuition paid for through recommended tax credits. Arizona Tuition Connection also provides a customized donor web page for your family as well as free customized donor brochures with an image of your choice on the front and your child’s name pre-filled on the Student Recommendation line of the donor form.

  • Raise your own tuition through Arizona Tuition Connection: Families have the opportunity to raise their own tuition with recommended tax credits processed through Arizona Tuition Connection.  The Arizona Private School Tax Credit Program allows Arizona State taxpayers to recommend a portion of their taxes directly to a child’s tuition at Tucson Waldorf School. Direct your tax credit here for Tucson Waldorf School or an individual student. An application on file with Arizona Tuition Connection is needed to receive tax credits directed to your student at Tucson Waldorf School. You can apply here.
  • Needs-Based Tuition Assistance for Tucson Waldorf School families through Arizona Tuition Connection: Needs-based scholarships are awarded to current and newly admitted students on the basis of demonstrated need, as determined by factors such as income and  family size. Parents applying for needs based tuition assistance are encouraged to attend a Scholarship Coaching Session to learn how to raise your own tuition.   Please note, you won’t know if you qualify unless you apply.  The needs based scholarships are funded through tax credits recommended to the Tucson Waldorf School (without an individual student recommendation). Families are encouraged to direct their personal tax credit to Tucson Waldorf School. As a reminder, it is prohibited by state law for your own tax credit to to benefit your child or to swap tax credits with another family or families.

Additional Needs-Based Scholarship Opportunities

Tucson Waldorf School strongly encourages families seeking needs-based tuition assistance to attend a Scholarship Coaching Session through Arizona Tuition Connection and pursue additional funding opportunities through the following School Tuition Organizations that work with Tucson Waldorf School and its families. Please visit websites directly for application deadlines.

Click here for a complete list of School Tuition Organizations (STOs) certified to receive contributions for the Arizona Individual Tax Credit Program.