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 allow us to welcome a widely diverse community.
Parent Child: Varies
Early Childhood: $28,050
Grades 1–5: $34,900
Grades 6–7: $35,900
Grades 8: $36,500
(Nursery & K)
5 days per week: $6,000
3 days per week: $3,600
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.
Brooklyn Waldorf welcomes all families and extends generous tuition assistance that demonstrates our commitment to an accessible and inclusive environment.
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.
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 submitted and completed by January 14th, 2020 (prospective families only).
*The Financial Application helps schools make informed decisions regarding tuition assistance. This requires both salary and asset information.
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 are required to be submitted by the acceptance deadline (varies according to desired program).
The School does not offer a sibling discount for families with more than one student in the school, but this 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 assisting you and your family as you move through the stages of application and on towards enrollment at the Brooklyn Waldorf School.