Affording a Waldorf Education

Philosophy
San Francisco Waldorf School adheres to the principle that economic and financial considerations should not solely determine who can or cannot attend the school. To make the school accessible to children of all economic backgrounds, the school offers tuition grants based on need through its Affordable Tuition Program. In return, we seek families who are committed to Waldorf education for their children.

You may begin to apply for financial aid for the 2015-16 school year on November 3, 2014.

Evaluation of Need: Financial need is determined according to the guidelines and formulae established by the School and Students Services for Financial Aid (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). All applicants for financial aid – both new and returning families – must fill out the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online. The Affordable Tuition Program uses SSS data as a guide in determining the amount of individual grants. Families must also submit December 31st paycheck stubs, 2014 W-2 forms, 2013 tax returns (new applicants) and 2014 tax returns n April 2014 (all applicants). If you are a business owner, you must also fill out the SSS Business and Farm Statement. Please read the Affordable Tuition Program Instructions for full details.

How to Apply:  The PFS Form and SSS Business and Farm Statement are available for online completion beginning November 3rd and supporting documents must be submitted to SSS according to the schedule in the ATP instructions. Late applications will only be considered if funds are still available.

Please call the SFWS Business Office at 415-931-2244 if you have any questions.