The Brooklyn Waldorf School is committed to building a student body, faculty, and staff that reflects the economic, cultural and ethnic diversity of New York City.


Our exceptional academic program, accessible tuition, and generous tuition assistance packages allow us to welcome a wide range of families into our community.

We are aware that families may be facing unique challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis, and our business office is ready to work with you to find a solution. Admissions and tuition assistance processes are still occurring on a rolling basis. Scroll down for more information on how to apply.

2020–2021 Tuition

Parent Child: Varies
Early Childhood: $28,050
Grades 1–5: $34,900
Grades 6–7: $35,900
Grades 8: $36,500

Extended Day
(Nursery & K)

5 days per week: $6,000
3 days per week: $3,600

After School
(Grades 1–8)


Families are expected to bear the primary responsibility for financing their children’s education, and BWS works with families who may need support with this. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families. Each application for tuition assistance is considered individually, recognizing that every family’s financial situation is defined by unique factors including income, possible assets (such as home equity, college funds, and investments), family size, and the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions.

Tuition assistance levels and availability are adjusted annually based on the financial circumstances and demographics of the School. Requests for tuition assistance must be renewed by each family at annual enrollment and will be based on each family’s financial situation at the time of application. Tuition assistance may increase or decrease, depending on current circumstances.


Apply for Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Brooklyn Waldorf welcomes all families and extends generous tuition assistance that demonstrates our commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for our families.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Apply for admissions via TADS (prospective families only); this portion of the application is due Wednesday, December 11th.

Complete Financial Aid Application via TADS

Complete the Financial Aid portion of the application along with submitting complete income tax returns (including all schedules) for each of the most recent two years.

All information must be completed and submitted as soon as possible to expedite your decision.

*The Financial Application helps schools make informed decisions regarding tuition assistance. This requires both salary and asset information.

Decision Process

The School’s Tuition Assistance Committee reviews the applications, tax returns and any special circumstances in light of i) the current mix of families receiving tuition assistance and ii) the availability of financial assistance in a given year.

The Tuition Committee accepts tuition assistance requests for a percentage of our community at a rate that benefits the entire school community. Currently, tuition assistance is granted to over 40% of our families.

The School relies on tuition to meet its operating costs and expenses, a large portion of which are teacher and staff salaries and benefits, and the Board of Trustees carefully balances financial and budgetary obligations and opportunities to ensure the financial health of the school.


Admissions notification letters contain tuition assistance notifications for those families who have requested tuition assistance.

Acceptance and Deposit

Admissions acceptance, tuition acceptance, and tuition deposits must be submitted before you can enroll your child.

Sibling Discount

The School does not offer a sibling discount for families with more than one student in the school, but the number of siblings per family is taken into consideration by the Tuition Assistance Committee.


Please contact the Admissions office if you have questions regarding tuition assistance, admissions and/or application process. We look forward to seeing you.