Choosing a School

"I believe that Waldorf education possesses unique educational features that have considerable potential for improving public education in America. Waldorf schools provide a program that not only fosters conventional forms of academic achievement, but also puts a premium on the development of imagination and the refinement of the sensibilities."

– Elliot Eisner, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Art, Stanford University; Past President, American Educational Research Association; Author, Curriculum and Cognition: Educating Artistic Vision

Admissions Process

Admissions for the current year are considered at any time, if there is space in the class. Aurora Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or national origin in the admission of any student or in granting financial assistance to any family.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Consistent with our mission as a welcoming and inclusive learning community, Aurora Waldorf School strives to open our classrooms to any and all students, regardless of need. Though our full tuition is within range of other area private schools, close to 80% of our families receive some form of tuition reduction.


Our remote campus full of nature’s wonder is the envy of every person who has ever visited, including countless Waldorf educators. The enrichment it brings our students is impossible to match in any classroom. While we wouldn’t trade our location for anything, we recognize that traveling to us does pose a challenge for some families. Luckily, daily transportation for your child is easier than you may think.

Relocation for AWS

Many families are drawn by Aurora Waldorf School's outstanding programs and vibrant community and move to Western New York without realizing all the area has to offer.

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