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Consistent with our mission as a welcoming and inclusive learning community, our goal is to make an Aurora Waldorf School education affordable for every family. We offer tuition adjustment and scholarships to eligible families, as outlined below.

AWS provides tuition adjustment based on financial need and works closely with qualifying families to support their commitment to Waldorf education. We can offer this financial support thanks to the generosity of several benefactors through their donations for this purpose, such as those made in memory of Kelly Maurer, Ruth Shirley Perrapato, and Linda Hoeg.

Why Aurora Waldorf?

Tuition Adjustment & Scholarships

The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund

The BISON fund serves families from all over Western New York and works to broaden the educational opportunities for WNY children by helping low-income families afford the cost of private education.

APPLY FOR THE BISON FUND K-8 PROGRAM


The Cullen Foundation Scholars Program

The Cullen Scholars Program assists families of high-achieving students of color in mitigating the financial challenges of attaining a private middle school and high school education. While a renewable scholarship, the initial application is limited to students who will enter Grade 6 in the fall.

APPLY FOR THE CULLEN FOUNDATION SCHOLARS FUND


The Linda Hoeg Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Linda Hoeg Memorial Scholarship (LHMS) is to expand and enrich the learning community at Aurora Waldorf School by attracting and retaining students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC).

APPLY FOR THE LHMS SCHOLARSHIP


FACTS Grant & Aid

New families, please ensure that your school application is submitted prior to applying for tuition adjustment.

Both existing and new families can apply to request tuition adjustment.

APPLY FOR TUITION ADJUSTMENT VIA FACTS.


Tuition Schedule: 2024-2025 School Year

It is important to us that our tuition is competitively priced. Families that pay the tuition in full by the enrollment deadline can receive a 2% discount. We also offer a monthly payment option from July - April.


Early Childhood Program Basic Tuition Program/Supply Fees (per child)
Morning 3-day Pre-K
3 mornings (T-TH)
$5,030 $200
Full-day 3-day Pre-K
3 mornings (T-TH), 2 afternoons (T-W)*
$6,364 $200
Morning 5-day Pre-K, Kindergarten
5 mornings (M-F)
$8,383 $325
Full-day 5-day Pre-K, Kindergarten
5 mornings (M-F), 4 afternoons( M-W, F)*
$11,053 $325

*Thursday dismissal is at 12:15 pm for Pre K through Grade 3. Aftercare is available on Thursdays from 12:15-2:50 pm for an additional annual fee.

Grades Program Basic Tuition Program/Supply Fees (per child)
Grades 1 - 2* $12,261 $325
Grades 3 - 4* $13,103 $325
Grades 5 - 8 $13,942 $870

*Thursday dismissal is at 12:15 pm for Pre K through Grade 3. Aftercare is available on Thursdays from 12:15-2:50 pm for an additional annual fee.

Additional Costs

Application Fee: $50/new student or student moving from Parent-Tot program to Early Childhood Program

Registration Fee: $250/student (max $500/family)

Fundraising Commitment: $300-$500/Parent

Parents of students in 5-day Pre K through 8th Grade are required to commit to the raffle fundraising project with responsibility for $500 per parent. Parents with only 3-day Pre K students (no children in 5-day Pre K, K, or the Grades) are required to commit to the fundraising project with responsibility for $300 per parent.

Instrument Rental & Lessons:

Families of Middle School students are required to provide their student’s instrument for orchestra and arrange for lessons outside of the school day.

Field Trips and Class Trips:

Field trips and class trips compliment the curriculum and help strengthen the classroom community. The cost of these trips and any transportation is the responsibility of the families. For the class trips, the class may plan school-approved fundraisers to help offset the cost.