Tuition & Fees

High School Tuition and Fees

(Tuition for the school year 2016-2017 will be announced in January 2016)
Grade 9 –12 $ 34,000 2015-2016 school year


We seek families of all economic backgrounds who are committed to Waldorf education for their children. To make San Francisco Waldorf School more accessible, 20% of school revenue goes in support of families who cannot afford to pay full tuition. Tuition grants are based on need and determined through our Affordable Tuition Program; 40% of our students receive tuition assistance through the Program.

If you are uncertain about your eligibility for tuition assistance, we encourage you to apply for the Affordable Tuition Program. Taking into account the high cost of living in the Bay area, an income that in other regions would disqualify a family from assistance might result in an award.

Our tuition is comprehensive, covering the cost of field trips, textbooks, the yearbook, the athletics program, Parent Association/Parent Council membership and student accident insurance. We also have a sibling discount of 5% of tuition for each enrolled sibling. For details including payment plans see Discounts and Payment Plans.

Investing in Waldorf Education

Tuition does not fully cover the cost of each child’s education and therefore the school depends on a strong base of volunteer support with fundraising, special events, and assistance with aspects of the operation of the school. We invite parents to participate in the life of the school and value the contributions of time, skills, and financial gifts from our community of current and alumni families.

Tuition payments are an investment in your child's academic and personal development. Your investment helps to sustain the excellence of the academic program and engaged community that makes SFWHS unique. The teachers and administrative staff feel a deep sense of responsibility to the students and families that make this education possible.

More information is available from the High School Admission Office. Please call (415) 231-6151 or email if you have any questions.