Tuition Rates for 2018-19


3 Half days: $7,000
5 Half days: $8,375
3 Full day: $8,375
5 Full days: $10,125


5 Full days: $11,900

Grades 1-2:


Grades 3-8:



Sibling Tuition Rate


3 Half days: $6,126
5 Half days: $7,295
3 Full days: $7,295
5 Full days: $8,782

Kindergarten: $10,291

Grades 1-2: $11,205

Grades 3-8: $11,694


Payment Plans

1. Single payment

2. Trimester: $200 administrative fee for first child, $150 for each subsequent child

3. 10 Month Plan: $300 administrative fee for first child, $250 for each subsequent child

4. 12 Month Plan: $300 administrative fee for first child, $250 for each subsequent child

Other Charges

Extended Care charges will be billed separately from tuition

Any additional fees for field trips, classrooms supplies, musical instruments or teacher recommendations (such as supplemental assistance or private music lessons) are grade dependent and will be collected separately. Information will be provided by the teachers.

Accessible Tuition Program

The Detroit Waldorf School adopted the Accessible Tuition Program (formerly called the Sustainable Tuition Program) in 2009 to align itself more fully with the school’s mission: to provide a rich and dynamic pre-K-8th grade Waldorf education to a geographically, racially, and socio-economically diverse student body in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

The program ensures that the acceptance of a child into the school does not depend on the financial resources of the child’s family. Once a child is accepted into the school, the family may request the Accessible Tuition Packet. Every family adds value to the school community and it is anticipated that each family who applies for a tuition adjustment will hold Waldorf education as a high financial priority.