Tuition & Fees

2015-2016 Programs & Tuition

Tuition is set by the Board of Trustees at a level to meet the cost of operations.

For the 2015-2016 school year, the tuition and fees are as follows.

(All costs per year, unless otherwise noted)

Lighthouse Parent/Child Programs

Ages 18 months – 3 years
1 day per week, 6 – 10 week sessions, fees vary depending on session.
More Info | Lighthouse Application


Sandpiper and Beach Pea Nursery Classrooms, 2- 3 year-old program

Sea Star Mixed Age Kindergarten, 4-6 year-old program

8:30 – noon or 8:30-3:00pm

2 Day Nursery               8:30am – 12:00pm                 $  3,998

3 Day Nursery                8:30am – 12:00pm                 $  5,125

4 Day Nursery                8:30am – 12:00pm                $  6,407

5 Day Nursery                8:30am – 12:00pm                 $  7,432


Afternoon (Full Day) Early Childhood Programs until 3:00PM

The Early Childhood Afternoon programs for Nursery and Kindergarten students run until 3:00pm Monday through Friday.  Early dismissal for children in our Early Childhood Morning programs is at 12:00 for children wishing to partake of the full day Early Childhood Afternoon programs, they will stay in school until 3:00pm.  The afternoon programs flow directly from the morning program and involve outdoor play, lunch, story, nap/quiet period, handwork, afternoon activities and free play.

Please see the chart below for rates.

one day      two days    three days    four days    five days

per week    per week    per week       per week      per week

one child

$769           $1,538        $2,307        $3,075         $3,844

* sibling discount of 5%, 10% or 15% for three or more days



Grades 1-6                              8:30am-3:00pm   $10,763

* Thursday ½ day release @12:30pm


SIBLING DISCOUNT:  For families enrolling an additional child, a five percent discount is offered on each additional sibling enrolled in a program of three or more days, ten percent for a third child enrolled, fifteen percent for four or more children enrolled.


Available to students in the Nursery – Grade 6,  Seacoast Waldorf School Before-and-After School programs provide families with quality, affordable child care. Before school is offered from 7:15-8:15am at a cost of $8 per day on annual contract basis or $10 a day to drop in. After-school is offered from 3:00 – 5:00pm at a cost of $16  per day on an annual contract basis, or $20 to drop in. After-school Program includes free play, outdoor time and a healthy snack provided by the school.


**Sibling Discount**   On an annual contract basis, Before-Care from 7:15 to 8:15 at a daily rate of $6 per child for two or more children on.  We offer an annual contract for the After-School Program from 3:00-5:00 pm at a daily rate of $12 per child for two or more children.



1. One payment:   Payment in full by June 1, 2015 by check or through FACTS.  No fees incurred.

2. Two payments June 2015 and January 2016  (FACTS enrollment fee of $10)

3. Ten monthly payments June 2015 – March 2016 (FACTS enrollment fee of $43)

4. Twelve monthly payments June 2015 – May 2016  (FACTS enrollment fee of $43)



  • Application Fee                     $   60

  • Enrollment Deposit              $  300

(Due with contract and deducted from total tuition)

  • Capital Improvement Fee $  300

(One-time per family, non-refundable, due at initial acceptance.)


  • Instrument Rentals: Beginning in 3rd grade all students play a stringed instrument.  The office can make suggestions where you can rent or buy an instrument.

  • Field Trips: Occasionally there may be small charges for outside field trips.

  • Annual Appeal Drive: Each year parents, faculty, staff and friends of the school are asked to give to our Annual Appeal fundraising drive. The money raised helps offset the costs of running the school. (tuition only covers about %     of our operating budget)  The amount given at each family’s discretion, but we do expect 100%  participation from our community. Gifts are tax deductible.


Financial Aid is available to students in second year of the mixed-age Kindergarten (age 6 by June 1, 2016) through the elementary grades.  To be considered for Financial Aid, families must apply on line at immediately after acceptance or re-enrollment to the school.   You will be notified by email if you have been awarded financial aid and the amount of that award.


Early Childhood Programs

Sandpiper and Beach Pea Nurseries, 2- 3 year-old program

Sea Star Mixed Age Kindergarten, 5-6 year-old program

8:30 – noon or 8:30-3:00pm

8:30am-12 noon

  • 2-Day Morning Program: $3,998
  • 3-Day Morning Program: $5,125
  • 4-Day Morning Program: $6407
  • 5-Day Morning Program: $7432

Add the full-day afternoon option from 12 noon-3:00pm

  • 1 day $769
  • 2 days $1,538
  • 3 days $2,307
  • 4 days $3,075
  • 5 days $3,844

More Info2015-2016 Application Packet

Elementary Grades

5 days 8:30am – 3pm (Thurs. 12:30pm dismissal)
Grades 1 – 6: $10,763
Age Requirements for Grade School:
Grade 1: age 6 by June 1
Grade 2: age 7 by June 1
Grade 3: age 8 by June 1
Grade 4: age 9 by June 1
Grade 5: age 10 by June 1
Grade 6: age 11 by June 1

Grades 7 & 8 being developed.

More Info |2015-2016 SWS Application Packet

Aftercare/Extended Day

Aftercare for nursery and kindergarten — 3:00pm-4:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm

Early Care for early childhood and grades — 7:15am — 8:15am


Payments and Fees

In order for Seacoast Waldorf School to meet its financial obligations tuition must be paid in a timely manner. Tuition not paid on an annual schedule may be paid semi-annually or monthly through the FACTS Tuition Management Program. Please contact the Business Office for any questions about tuition and fees.

There is a one-time $300 fee for the Capital Improvement Fund for newly enrolling families.

Other Expenses

  • Grade 3 Farm Trip
  • Grade 3 Violin Rental
  • Private Tutorials