At Asheville Waldorf School, we are inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education. We emphasize the importance of viewing school tuition not as a transaction to purchase a commodity, but as a contribution to provide a stable environment in which true learning may transpire.  As families we contribute to the stability and growth of our school in many ways—through program fees, fundraising contributions, volunteer support and spreading the word about Asheville Waldorf School. Parent participation is an integral part of the culture of our school.

 Asheville Waldorf School uses Tier-based Tuition Structure

This Tier-based system was created based on the following goals:

  • to achieve long-term financial sustainability of our school
  • to create a more robust and fair financial aid system for all
  • to ensure continued accessibility to all families currently part of our school  
  • To continue our progress in making Waldorf Education accessible to children of all socio-economic backgrounds

We know our new structure and process can help us collectively achieve these goals and intentions of sustainability and accessibility  in alignment with the mission, vision, values, and strategic plan of our Asheville Waldorf School community.

2020-2021 Tution

Class Annual Tuition – Tier I Tier II Tier III
Bridge Class  $1,890 n/a n/a
2-day Nursery $3,680 n/a n/a
3-day Nursery $5,480 n/a n/a
5-day Nursery $8,970 $7,176 $6,276 
5-Day Kindergarten- Half day $8,970 $7,176 $5,382
5-Day Kindergarten -Full Day  $11,720 $9,376  $7,032
Grades 1 & 2 $11,960 $9,568 $7,176
Grades 3 & 4 & 5 $12,240 $9,792  $7,344
Grades 6 & 7 & 8 $12,980 $10,384 $7,788
*Families have the option to pay in one, two or twelve installments. The twelve monthly installments incur a $45 additional fee billed by TADS.

Additional Fees

Applicattion Fee

$50 per application

New Student Enrollment Fee

tuition-waldorfBridge Class: $200

Nursery: $400

Kindergarten: $500

Grades 1-7: $500

Returning Student Enrollment Fee

Nursery 2-5 days: $250

Kindergarten: $250

Grades 1-7: $250

Tiered Tuition

Tuition Assistance

Asheville Waldorf School offers financial assistance in the form of a tiered tuition model for families unable to pay the full tuition. This is available to families with children enrolled in Five Day Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades classes.  For more information please read our page on financial assistance. TADS charges a $42 non-refundable fee to evaluate your application. We will credit this $42 to your account. Please click here for more information.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Asheville Waldorf School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Asheville Waldorf School is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. The school complies with local and state regulations and inspections.