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2019-2020 Tuition

Half-Day Full-Day Extended Day
3-Day nursery $6,650 $8,635 $10,720
5-Day Nursery $11,080 $14,385 $17,865
Kindergarten $11,080 $14,385 $17,865
Grade 1-5 $16,995 After School $20/day
Grade 6-8 $17,535 After School $20/day
High School $19,375

School Hours

1/2 Day Nursery or Kindergarten — 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Children can arrive by 8 am)
Full Day Nursery or Kindergarten — 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Extended Day Nursery or Kindergarten — 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Grades 1-5 — 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Grades 6-8 — 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
High School — 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Sibling Discount

A discount of 10% is applied against the tuition for the younger siblings, enrolled in Grades 1-12, of children enrolled in Grade 1 or higher.  The sibling discount does not apply to students enrolled in the Nursery or Kindergarten programs, or those receiving TA.

Financial Aid

The Emerson Waldorf School refers to Financial Aid support as Tuition Adjustment or TA.  We use TADS, a financial assessment organization, to provide a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably.  Recommendations from TADS will be sent to the Tuition Adjustment committee at the school, and we will use this information along with your narrative responses toward tuition adjustment this school year.

Tuition support is available on the basis of demonstrated need.  If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total cost of an Emerson Waldorf School education, you may apply.

Recommendations from TADS are used by the Tuition Adjustment Committee at the school, in accordance with its policies, to determine the award amount.  Final awards notices will be mailed by the committee.

Financial Applications for tuition adjustment may be completed online starting in January of the school year you are applying. Tuition adjustment is not available for the Morning Garden Program, 3-Day Nursery, or Summer Camp.


The Emerson Waldorf School accepts North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships and also offers Diversity Scholarships to income-qualifying families.  Families who complete the Financial Aid Application via TADS and whom have indicated that they are eligible for a Diversity Scholarship on their Student Application will be notified of their awards starting in May of the school year they plan to enroll.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:  The Emerson Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition adjustment program, athletic, or other school-administered programs.