Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to some commonly asked questions, please pick an area of interest below. For other questions, please contact the Admission Office.
- What is the application process?
- May children attend school tours or open houses?
- Can students transfer mid-year? Can you accommodate short-term placements?
- How does the wait pool work?
Tuition is comprehensive, covering the cost of field trips, textbooks, Athletic Program (Grades 6-12), student accident insurance, and Grade School Parent Guild (Nursery-Grade 8) or High School Parent Council membership. There are charges for late tuition payments. Tuition for 2020-21 will be determined by February 2020.
As an independent school, we rely on tuition income and philanthropic support to meet our annual expenses. We work to keep expenses as low as possible without compromising the quality of our educational program.San Francisco Waldorf School adheres to the principle that economic and financial considerations should not solely determine who can or cannot attend the school.
We strive to help families afford this exceptional education regardless of financial considerations.We are committed to serving students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and we seek families who are committed to Waldorf education for their children.
ATP grants are made for the school year to candidates in kindergarten to 12th grade (Nursery not eligible); a new application is required each year since family circumstances and the available funding may change.
For more information, please visit Affording SFWS.
- What is Waldorf education?
- What is the school's policy on media and technology?
- How is the school different from other independent schools?
- Is Waldorf education religious in nature?
The school will be celebrating 40 years of providing Waldorf education to students across the Bay Area. The curriculum is designed to engage students at their stage of development. The arts, movement, and the outdoors are integrated throughout the curriculum. Teachers have internationally recognized training and the school uses a multi-year teaching approach in the grade school that supports student learning.
We are a diverse and engaged group of people who share a common interest in San Francisco Waldorf school and Waldorf education. We strive to sustain a community that reflects the great diversity of the Bay Area. Please visit our page on Diversity and Inclusion for more information.