What a fantastic school! The new building is beautiful, the teachers are wonderful, and the parent community is open and welcoming. This really is a jewel on the Seacoast! Our children and are so happy, they come home singing and full of joy. “
– Parent review of Seacoast Waldorf School on GreatSchools.com
2016-2017 Programs & Tuition
Tuition is set by the Board of Trustees at a level to allow the school to be financially accessible to all families while also meeting the cost of operations. Financial Aid is available starting in the 2nd year of Kindergarten. The Financial Aid program is 100% need based and generous, up to 50%.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the tuition and fees are as follows from our Early Childhood programs through our Elementary School.
(All costs per year, unless otherwise noted)
Lighthouse Parent/Child Programs
Early Childhood Programs
Sandpiper and Beach Pea Nurseries, 2-3 year-old program
Sea Star Kindergarten, 4-6 year-old program
8:30 – noon or 8:30-3:00pm
- 3-Day Morning Program: $5,279
- 4-Day Morning Program: $6,599
- 5-Day Morning Program: $7,655
Add the full-day afternoon option from 12 noon-3:00pm
- 1 day $792
- 2 days $1,584
- 3 days $2,376
- 4 days $3,167
- 5 days $3,959
5 days 8:30am – 3pm (Thurs. 12:30pm dismissal)
For elementary grades 1 – 5: $11,086
For middle school grades 6-8, $11,766
Recommended Age Requirements for Grade School (final class placements are made by the teacher and parents in the best interest of the student).
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, tba as these classes are added)
SIBLING DISCOUNT: For families enrolling an additional child, a five (5%) percent discount is offered on first additional sibling, ten (10%) percent discount on second and fifteen (15%) percent discount on each additional sibling who is enrolled in a program of three or more days.
Students who receive tuition assistance may not receive sibling discount.
Extended Day Program
Care for your child(ren) is available from one to five days a week from 3 – 4:30pm or 3 – 5:30pm.
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.Payments and Fees
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)
There is a one-time $300 fee for the Capital Improvement Fund for newly enrolling families.
Application Fee $ 60
Enrollment Deposit $ 300 (Due with contract and deducted from total tuition)
Annual Facilities Fee $ 250/per family (This fund is used for facility improvements at Seacoast Waldorf School)
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.
- Private tutoring