Learning is a lifelong process, and an education that fosters critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and artistic expression prepares students to make meaningful contributions to the world. At the Denver Waldorf School, we value the development of the whole human being. Students engaged in our unique curriculum become original thinkers, creative innovators, and compassionate citizens.

Our school is committed to assembling a student body, faculty, and staff that reflects the economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Denver area. Our tuition rates make our dynamic learning community accessible to a variety of families.

DWS uses TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to provide an objective and consistent method of determining a family’s ability to contribute to educational expenses. TADS is a nationally recognized, third-party system that standardizes the financial review process and supports a healthy balance of awards. In addition to tuition adjustment, a limited number of scholarships are also available for qualifying families.

Tuition Ranges

Many families may qualify for a flexible tuition adjustment which will place tuition within a range based on financial resources. Tuition Adjustment can range between 5% and 50% of tuition, based on assessed financial need.

2024-25 Tuition Range
Grades 1-5 $11,050 $21,235
Grades 6-8 $11,315 $21,755
Grades 9-12 $12,875 $24,765

Tuition Adjustment Eligibility & Deadlines

  • Eligibility

    • 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).
  • Deadlines

    • Currently enrolled students: Two weeks after contract issued
    • Prospective students: Two weeks after acceptance (we encourage families to apply for TA during the enrollment process; available through January of the current school year)

Early Childhood Education Tuition

Preschool and Kindergarten: Ages 3½–6

Half-Day Tuition: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • 3 half-days: $12,635
  • 4 half days: $15,340
  • 5 half-days: $18,050

Full-Day Tuition: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

  • 3 full-days: $14,865
  • 4 full days: $18,050
  • 5 full-days: $21,235

Only applicants who take a tour can enroll in the Waldorf program. Schedule an ECE tour today!

Early Childhood Program

Enrollment Fee

A nonrefundable fee of $700 is required for enrollment in all programs. We discount that fee to $350 for current students and newly accepted students who pay within 10 business days of the invoice date.

Class Fund Fee

The following class funds fees are not included in the price of tuition:

  • Early Childhood Education: $500
  • Grades 1–5: $500
  • Grades 6–8: $600
  • Grades 9–12: $1,000

*Remember, you must take a tour to apply for enrollment!

Class Fund Fee includes:

  • All school supplies
  • Classroom snacks
  • Field trip costs
  • Class trip costs
  • Craft, art, and project supplies
  • Golden Knight supplies – kindergarten
  • Handwork supplies
  • Woodwork supplies
  • Recorder in grades 3 -8
  • Pentatonic flute in grades 1 – 2 for classroom use

Financial Aid

Tuition Adjustments & Scholarship

The Denver Waldorf School offers tuition adjustment (TA) and scholarships. The availability of financial aid affirms our commitment to socio-economic diversity and ensures the intrinsic value of our programs is available to a wide range of families.

Scholarship Eligibility & Deadlines

  • Eligibility

    • 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.
  • Deadlines

    • Currently enrolled students: Two weeks after contract issued
      Prospective students: Two weeks after acceptance

Payment Plans

Payment plans start June 1, 2024, and allow families to make payments:

  • Once
  • Twice
  • Quarterly
  • Monthly

All tuition must be paid in full by March 1, 2025.


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

Under this program, families pay an additional fee of 0.35% of each student’s net 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