Tuition Assistance


The Santa Cruz Waldorf School intends that Waldorf education be available to as many families as possible, regardless of their economic status. We strive to provide appropriate support to the greatest number of families in need, while still being able to deliver the entire community with quality education. Tuition supports the bulk of our operating budget, with fundraising activities making up the difference.  The community as a whole is providing this gift and in return we ask that each family strive to provide the school with as much as they can.

Tuition adjustment is offered proportional to need, and we use an independent company (TADS) to provide an analysis which establishes a working guideline that reflects this need. Priority is given to returning students and siblings. We do not discriminate in the administration of our policies because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Financial aid decisions are made independently of the admissions process.

We are unable to provide financial assistance for students enrolled in the 3-day program. For all other grades, and to maintain the desired program, we urge parents to strive to pay at least 50% of the tuition amount.

The entire financial aid process, including grants and applications, is confidential.



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