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.

If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance, please go to and submit a copy of your tax returns. The MLWS Tuition Assistance Committee will use the assessment information provided by SSS to determine tuition assistance awards.


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 1, 2024 receive a 5% tuition discount.

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, or national or ethnic origin in its admissions, financial aid, or educational policies.

2024-2025 TUITION

Nursery & Kindergarten

3 Mornings $9,030 – Nursery only (Monday through Wednesday)
3 Full Days $12,940 – Nursery only (Monday through Wednesday)
4 Mornings $10,710 – N/K (Monday through Thursday)
4 Full Days $16,000 – N/K (Monday through Thursday)
5 Mornings $12,410
5 Full Days $17,950

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 (1-8)


Additional Fees

All fees and deposits are nonrefundable.

Application (new families only): $100 per child
Enrollment (yearly fee): $100 per child
Tuition Aid Application: $60 per family paid directly to SSS – go to
(use code 4609 for SSS application)
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 March 31, 2024).
Snack Fee (N/K only): $200 per child
Supply Fee: $275 per child

Additional Charges

  • Rental or purchase of musical instruments
  • Weekly private music lessons (required grades 3 through 8)
  • Miscellaneous field trips
  • Private tutoring and remedial services
  • Language tutoring for new students (may be required grades 4 through 8)
  • Pentathlon Costs (5th grade only)