At East Bay Waldorf School, we believe that education is a partnership between school and family, and a Waldorf education serves to raise up everyone in our community. To this end, we strive to make Waldorf Education accessible to as many families as possible.

Our tuition is intentionally set at the low end of private school fees in order to attract the diverse community we prize.  It’s important to keep in mind that like nearly all independent schools, we depend on tuition income to run the school. And still, the cost of tuition doesn’t cover the full expense of an East Bay Waldorf School education. Your tuition payment reflects the fact that you have made this education a priority for your family and we appreciate that.

The Comprehensive Tuition at EBWS includes:

  • An exceptional education with a well-trained, professional faculty and staff
  • Multiple special subjects, including art, music, orchestra, Spanish language, movement, handwork, and gardening led by specialist subject teachers
  • A beautiful, natural environment and surroundings
  • Organic foods in our early childhood programs
  • High-quality artistic materials and school supplies
  • Crafting and woodworking supplies
  • Field trips and camping trips

Not included in the annual tuition are Aftercare, Enrichment programs, 8th grade service trip, or Middle School sports.

The tuition for the 2019-20 School Year is as follows:


3-Day (M-W) $9,350
5-Day (M-F) $13,400



Grades 1-8


Sibling Discounts

We offer a 10% discount off the tuition of a second child and a 20% discount off the tuition of a third child per family.

Enrollment Deposit

A non-refundable tuition deposit is due with the signed enrollment contract by March 27, 2020. The non-refundable deposit is equal to 10% of tuition, or $1000, for those receiving tuition assistance.

Payment Plans

We offer a variety of different payment plans to help families manage their tuition costs, ranging from annual or quarterly payment plans to a monthly plan that enables payments to be made in ten equal monthly installments.

Aftercare Costs

If you are interested in aftercare, you can find out more about the schedule and costs here.