Tuition & Affordability

At The Denver Waldorf School, we recognize that many families want the inspired learning environment that an independent Waldorf education provides. We also offer tuition adjustment (TA) and scholarships to uphold our commitment to economic diversity.

2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

Early Childhood Education Tuition

Preschool Program: Ages 2½-4+
Preschool and Kindergarten: Ages 3½-6

Half-Day Tuition8:30am12:30pm

  • 5 half days: $17,190
  • 4 half days: $14,610
  • 3 half days: $12,035

Full-Day Tuition8:30am3:15pm

  • 5 full days: $20,225
  • 4 full days: $17,190
  • 3 full days: $14,160

Elementary School Tuition

Grades 15


Middle School Tuition

Grades 68


High School Tuition

Grades 912


International Tuition

Grades 212

Tuition + $4,000

Enrollment Fee

The nonrefundable fee to enroll is $700 for all of the aforementioned programs. If paid by January 31, 2023 for current students or within 10 business days of the invoice date for newly accepted students, we discount the fee to $350.

Class Fund Fees

Class following class funds fees are in addition to (not included in) the price of tuition.

  • ECE: $500
  • Grades 1-5: $500
  • Grades 6-8: $600
  • Grades 9-12: $1,000

Payment Plans

Payment plans start June 1, 2022, and allow families to pay:


All tuition must be paid in full by March 1, 2023.

Tuition Insurance

The enrollment contract financially obligates families to pay the full amount of tuition and fees, regardless of withdrawal for any reason. However, we understand unforeseen events occur. To help families protect their investment, we offer tuition insurance through PROTECT MY TUITION™.

For a covered cause of loss, tuition insurance will pay the remaining portion of tuition and fees up to the coinsurance percentage listed on the policy.

DWS 2022-2023 Tuition Insurance Brochure

Financial Aid

The Denver Waldorf school offers two types of financial aid: Tuition adjustment (TA) and scholarships.

TA Eligibility & Deadlines for the 2021-2022 School Year

Current and prospective families may apply for tuition adjustment if their students are either in grades 1-12 or in their final year of kindergarten (enrolled for 5 full days). 

Application deadlines vary:

  •  Currently enrolled students January 31, 2022* (for maximum qualifying amount)
  •  Prospective students — 2 weeks after acceptance (we encourage families to apply for TA during the enrollment process; available through January of the current school year)

Find full details on how to apply on our tuition adjustment page.

Scholarship Eligibility & Deadlines

We offer need-based scholarships to prospective and currently enrolled students, as well as merit-based scholarships to currently enrolled students of The Denver Waldorf School. 

Application deadlines vary:

  •  Currently enrolled students January 31, 2022
  •  Prospective students — 2 weeks after acceptance

Find full details on how to apply on our scholarships page.