Tuition Adjustment Program for 2019–2020

The Waldorf School of Lexington values an economically diverse school community and offers confidential tuition adjustment based on demonstrated financial need.

Tuition adjustment is available to all students in preschool through 8th grade who do not receive the sibling discount. Tuition adjustment awards are limited in total on an annual basis by the amount of funds available for tuition adjustment. Our tuition adjustment award average is approximately 32% for the 2019-20 academic year.

How Awards Are Made
In order for a family to have its case reviewed by the Tuition Adjustment Committee, the parents must:

  • Submit the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment form (FACTS support line 866-441-4637 or by February 15, 2019. Application and all related materials must be submitted directly to FACTS via the online application. Visit FACTS online.

  • Submit to FACTS by the designated deadline copies of your most recently filed Federal Income Tax forms.

If you are applying for financial aid, you must do so when you submit your application for admission. After the admissions process has been completed and all paperwork has been received, the committee reviews the information and makes a determination of aid for the following academic year. It is in your child's best interest to file early and certainly no later than the FACTS deadline. In order to clarify information, both for the school and for families, interviews with families and members of the Tuition Adjustment Committee are sometimes necessary.  Financial aid decisions are made by the end of March.

Current Students
Applications for the renewal of tuition adjustment must be made each year. Students who receive tuition adjustment must be in good academic and social standing. Student records and tuition adjustment forms are reviewed annually.

Notification of Awards
Completed applications will be reviewed by the Tuition Adjustment Committee, and families will be notified as decisions are made. Awards will be made contingent upon receipt of a copy of the completed most recent Federal Income Tax Form 1040 (with all accompanying schedules). The school reserves the right to adjust any tuition adjustment awards when there is a deviation between the actual income reported on the prior year tax returns and that projected in the application. The school further reserves the right to revoke any tuition adjustment awards when a misleading representation of family need is presented through incorrect information or through omissions.
Parents should not file an appeal unless they believe that their circumstances have changed significantly from hose presented in their original application, or if they wish to submit additional information that might impact the committee's decision.
Please contact the Business Office at 781-863-1063 with any questions on financial aid.

Tuition Rates for 2019–2020

Early Childhood
Program Time 5 Days/Wk 4 Days/Wk 3 Days/Wk 2 Days/Wk
Buttercups 9:00–12:00 n/a n/a n/a $6,825
Nursery 8:30–12:30 $18,315 $15,230 $12,135 n/a
Nursery with Aftercare 8:30–3:00 $24,140 $20,100 $16,165 n/a
Optional early drop-off at 8:00 a.m. for nursery and kindergarten. 1-day Aftercare is available for $2,428
Kindergarten to Grade 8
Program Time 5 Days/Wk 4 Days/Wk 3 Days/Wk 2 Days/Wk 1 Day/Wk
Kindergarten 8:20–12:30 $19,535 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kindergarten with Aftercare 8:20–3:00 $25,359 $24,405 $23,565 $22,689 $21,965
Grades 1–2* 8:05–3:05 $25,030 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grades 3–5* 8:05–3:05 $25,820 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grades 6–8 8:05–3:05 $26,060 n/a n/a n/a n/a
* Grades 1–5 are dismissed at 1:00 on Thursdays.
Extended Day for Nursery to Grade 6 (daily drop-in rate $46)
Time 5 Days/Wk 4 Days/Wk 3 Days/Wk 2 Days/Wk 1 Day/Wk
Mon to Fri, 3:00–6:00 $7,200 $5,760 $4,320 $2,880 $1,440
Thursday, 1:00–3:00 n/a n/a n/a n/a $895
Fees and Deposits
Fees Deposits
Application Fee $50 Enrollment Deposit–New Students $1,500
Late Fee for signed contracts received after April 16 $200 Holding Deposit–Continuing Students $1,000

Tuition Protection
Payment of 2.5% of tuition is required for tuition that is not paid annually. It will be added to the contract. 

Full Schedule with Due Dates
Click here for a full schedule of tuition and fees, as well as Afterschool Program fees and due dates.