Tuition & Financial Aid

We believe a Waldorf education should be accessible to those families who value the ideals, curriculum and learning environment at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School. Families with genuine need are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance. Please note that while our aim is to assure the possibility of Waldorf education for all our students, our ability to do so is limited, and parents must be prepared to shoulder the majority of their tuition obligation. Aid is only available for kindergarten and grade students.

We have partnered with SSS, a national company specializing in Financial Aid Assessment for private schools, to streamline the financial aid process. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please do so online at solutionsbysss.com (use code 4609), and submit a copy of your filed 2019 tax returns to the front office no later than March 5, 2021. Online applications and copies of tax returns received after the deadline will not be considered. The Financial Aid Committee will use the assessment information provided by SSS to determine tuition assistance awards. Formal notification of a determination will be provided by March 10, 2021.

Discounts

Multiple Child Discount
Families with two children enrolled in the school receive a 5% discount on their total tuition. Families with three or more children enrolled in the school receive a 10% discount on their total tuition. This discount does not apply to families who receive tuition assistance.

Pre-Pay Discount
Current families that make full payment by Friday, March 5, 2021 receive a 5% tuition discount.

2020-2021 TUITION

Nursery & Kindergarten

3 Mornings $7,570 – Nursery only (Monday through Wednesday)
3 Full Days $10,950 – Nursery only (Monday through Wednesday)
4 Mornings $9,040 – N/K (Monday through Thursday)
4 Full Days $13,495 – N/K (Monday through Thursday)
5 Mornings $10,285
5 Full Days $15,530

Note: Nursery/Kindergarten afternoon programs are set up and staffed to accommodate anticipated enrollment. Once the school year begins, additional children will be admitted into these programs as openings occur.

Grades

$16,645

Additional Fees

All fees and deposits are nonrefundable.

Application (new families only): $100 per child
Enrollment (yearly fee): $100 per child
Tuition Aid Application: $51 per family paid directly to SSS – go to www.solutionsbysss.com
(use code 4609 for SSS application)
SMART annual service fee: $50 per family paid directly to SMART
Deposit: $1,000 per family (will be applied to tuition)
3rd Grade Farm Trip:$500 per student deposit(total cost of trip TBD)
Late Registration: $350 per family (applies only to returning families that do not submit a signed contract by April 15, 2021).
Snack Fee (N/K only): $150 per child
Supply Fee: $200 per child