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Tuition & Fees

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 2019-2020 school year, the tuition and fees are as follows from our Early Childhood programs through our Elementary School and Middle School.

Payments for the school year can be scheduled annual, bi-monthly, or monthly.

(All costs per year, unless otherwise noted).


 TuitionProgram(8:30AM - 12:00PM)

SANDPIPER and
BEACH PEA
NURSERIES
(8:30-Noon)

$6,8723-day morning program
$8,5294-day morning program
$9,8545-day morning program
Add full-day afternoon(12:00PM – 3:00PM)

Afternoon Program
(Noon-3:00)

$1,1471-day
$2,2332-days
$3,2283-days
$4,2474-days
$5,2155-days

PERIWINKLE and
SEASTAR
KINDERGARTENS
(8:30-Noon)

$8,5294-day morning program
$9,8545-day morning program

EXTENDED
DAY PROGRAM

 3:00-4:003:00-5:30
1-day$297$742
2-days$594$1,484
3-days$891$2,226
4-days$1,188$2,968
5-days$1,485$3,710

ADDITIONAL
FEES

Application Fee $60  
Non-refundable place holding deposit $500 Due with contract
 TuitionIncludes
FIRST GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
(12:30 dismissal on Thursdays)
$14,161Student Supplies
Recorder
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Handwork
and more
SECOND GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
(12:30 dismissal on Thursdays)
$14,161Student Supplies
Recorder
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Handwork
and more
THIRD GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
(12:30 dismissal on Thursdays)
$14,161Student Supplies
Violin
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Handwork
and more
FOURTH GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
(12:30 dismissal on Thursdays)
$14,161Student Supplies
Violin
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Woodwork and Handwork
and more
FIFTH GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
$15,014Student Supplies
Violin / Cello
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Woodwork and Handwork
and more
SIXTH GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
$15,014Student Supplies
Violin / Cello
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Chorus
Woodwork and Handwork
and more
SEVENTH GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
$15,014Student Supplies
Violin / Cello
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Chorus
Woodwork and Handwork
and more
EIGHTH GRADE
(8:30-3:00)
$15,014Student Supplies
Violin / Cello
Field Trips
Spanish and German
Chorus
Drama
Woodwork and Handwork
and more

SIBLING DISCOUNT

For families enrolling an additional child, a five percent discount is offered on first additional sibling, ten percent discount on second and 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 SCHOOL CARE
Care for your child(ren) is available from two to five days a week. Add days to get a yearly dollar total.
Elementary Grade’s Thursday Art Program from 12:30 - 3:00pm: (grades 1-4)
_________ Thursday $853 Total Amount
 
Extended Day from 3-4:00pm: $321 per day
__________ Monday $321
__________ Tuesday $321
__________ Wednesday $321
__________ Thursday $321
__________ Friday $321
__________ Total Amount (add days to get a yearly total)
 
Extended Day from 3 to 5:30 pm: $802 per day
Enter Fee
__________ Monday $802
__________ Tuesday $802
__________ Wednesday $802
__________ Thursday $802
__________ Friday $802
__________ Total Amount (add days to get a yearly total)
FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE

Financial aid assistance is available to families with children in the Kindergarten who are rising first graders (age 6 by June 1) and who are in grade 1-8. Funding for tuition assistance is need-based and limited. Applications submitted by the March 15th deadline will be given first awards, followed by new families and other applicants. The school uses TADS to apply for tuition assistance.
Please apply online at www.tads.com.

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Application Fee: $60

 

Lighthouse Parent/Child Programs

Ages 12 months – 3 years 1 day per week, 6 – 10 week sessions, fees vary depending on session.

Lighthouse Application

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Worksheet

After completing the worksheet, click here to apply for financial aid.

Sibling Discounts

For families enrolling an additional child, a five percent (5%) tuition discount is applied to a second child enrolled in the school, 10% each additional child after two. Sibling discounts are available only to those students not receiving financial aid.

Tuition Refund Program

What Is the Tuition Refund Program?

Tuition Refund Programs have long been implemented in private schools and universities across the country to create a win-win situation for schools and families. Each family benefits knowing that in the event of early withdrawal the fund would cover 60-80% (see below for defined benefits) of their remaining tuition obligation. Programs also protect the school against unexpected operating income losses due to early withdrawal thus providing all families with a financially stable school for their children.

The Seacoast Waldorf School Tuition Refund Program is a reserve fund administered by the school and funded with a 2% tuition fee on all tuition dollars owed. Funds will only be withdrawn to cover unexpected tuition losses.

SWS requires 100% participation in the plan and the Tuition Refund Fee is automatically applied to each tuition dollar owed to the school. The cost is already included in your annual tuition price.

How Does the Program Work?

In the event that your family needs to withdraw from the school for any reason the Tuition Refund Program would cover 60-80% of any remaining tuition owed to the school. The family would then make a final payment of the resulting balance, within 30 days. If your family prepaid tuition in full then you would receive a refund of 60-80% of your prepaid tuition.

What are the defined benefits?

  • For withdrawal due to sickness or injury​ remaining tuition is refunded/discounted 80%
  • For withdrawal due to mental health​, remaining tuition is refunded/discounted 60%
  • For any non medical withdrawal​ remaining (e.g. change of objective, financial hardship, voluntary withdrawal, student dismissal…), tuition is refunded/discounted 60%

“Please log in to your TADS account and view your Tuition Agreement Contract for more detailed terms and conditions of the program.”