Suncoast Waldorf School is committed to creating a Waldorf school community whose students and families reflect the economic, cultural and social diversity of our surrounding community. The school’s Sustainable Tuition Program is designed to provide qualified students with an opportunity for a Waldorf education that might otherwise be unobtainable for them. Assistance is available for families with demonstrated financial need and is considered separately from the admissions process after a student has been accepted.
While our Sustainable Tuition Program aims to help families with a variety of social and economic backgrounds participate in a Waldorf education, we recognize that the primary responsibility for financing a student’s independent school education rests with his or her family. It is expected that families will prioritize school tuition in their budgets and that lifestyle choices will reflect the value placed on a Waldorf education. We expect all parents to contribute honestly toward tuition, including seeking employment in order to help defray school costs. Waldorf education supports the benefit to young children of being able to spend time at home with a parent. When all of the children in the home are in the grades, the school expects every parent to contribute to the financial support of their student’s education.
Investing in Waldorf Education
Tuition alone never fully covers the cost of each child’s education and therefore the school relies on a strong base of volunteer support for special events, festivals and fundraising, and assistance with many aspects of the operation of the school. The school expects all parents to make a commitment to participate in the life of the school by contributing time, skills and money to the best of their ability.
Our aim is to find a way for every parent to feel they have made a contribution to the school. Participating in our fundraising and support programs is not only necessary, but also rewarding and renewing.
Tuition payments are an investment in your child’s academic and personal development. This investment helps to sustain the academic program and supportive community that makes our school unique, and gives the teachers and staff of the school a deep sense of responsibility to the students and families that make this education possible.
Applying for Tuition Assistance