Tuition and Fees, 2019 - 2020
If you've landed straight here, welcome, and we invite you to explore our website to learn more about Madrona School and Waldorf education. Thank you for considering a Waldorf education for your child, where our students experience a joyful, child-centered education that honors the human spirit, offers academics integrated with art and movement, instills and nurtures a sense of wonder and creativity, and develops resourcefulness, compassion and confidence. We educate the whole child, and offer programs for children 0-14 years old.
We encourage you to reach out to learn more even if these annual tuitions present a financial hardship for your family. Financial aid is available to families based on need as determined by the Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). Over a third of our families receive a tuition reduction award each year. Ask us for more information on this program!
Parent-Infant: Tuition set based on session length, $20 per class including all fees.
Parent-Child: Tuition set based on session length, $28 per class including all fees.
3-Day Preschool: $4,500 plus a $250 enrollment fee.
4-Day Preschool: $6,000, plus a $250 enrollment fee.
4-Half Day Outdoor Kindergarten: $8,750, plus a $350 enrollment fee.
5-Half Day Outdoor Kindergarten: $10,750 plus a $350 enrollment fee.
5-Full Day Kindergarten for 5-6 year olds: $12,750 plus a $350 enrollment fee.
Grades 1-5: $14,500, plus a $550 enrollment fee and a $250 activities fee.
Grades 6-8: $15,800, plus a $550 enrollment fee and a $750 activities fee.
Enrollment & Materials Fee: The non-refundable enrollment fee must be paid in full with the return of a tuition contract, two weeks after receipt. This fee covers the costs of classroom materials, field trips and chaperones, festival costs, special projects, and other fixed expenses. We cannot hold spaces for children until this fee and a signed tuition contract have been received. Post spring-break admissions pay half of the stated fee.
Activity Fee if Applicable: Activity fees cover the cost of lessons taught by outside community professionals in which grade school classes participate. The activity fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full by August 1st. These activities constitute an integral part of the curriculum and participation is not optional.
Payment Schedule and Discounts: Tuition must be paid monthly by automatic bank withdrawal on a 12-month basis beginning July 1. Families that pay tuition in full by June 30th receive a 1% discount. Madrona School partners with Smart Tuition to process tuition payments; each family will set up an account upon enrollment, and it will be updated each year.
Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to families based on need as determined by the Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). To apply for financial aid, currently enrolled families must submit financial data and last year's tax returns to SSS by February 15th. Go to sss.nais.org to apply online. There is no financial aid available for parent-infant or parent-child classes, and a limited amount in preschool and kindergarten. See our financial aid information page for more on our policies.
Student Withdrawal: Families withdrawing a student on or before October 31st are responsible for 30% of the contracted annual tuition. Withdrawals after October 31st are subject to 100% of the contracted annual tuition amount.