Tuition & Financial Aid

Affording River Valley Waldorf School

River Valley Waldorf School tuition is one of the most competitive in the region. In order to make a River Valley Waldorf education even more accessible, we offer financial aid as well as monthly payment plans. Approximately 50% of River Valley families receive financial aid. Financial aid is available for families with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the information you provide the School and Student Services (SSS), including a copy of your most recent 1040 Federal Tax Return.

Diversity & Accessibility

At River Valley Waldorf, we believe diversity makes us better, smarter, and stronger. River Valley Waldorf School is committed to providing an accessible and affordable Waldorf education to its students. Financial assistance is granted on the basis of need, and requests for financial aid have no impact on admission decisions.

Our Financial Aid Committee considers each family’s ability to pay alongside the availability of financial aid funds from River Valley Waldorf School.

Financial Aid Process

The priority deadline for new and returning students to apply for financial aid is December 31, 2022. Additional awards are based on availability of funds. It may happen that more students apply for financial aid than we are able to assist. Applying early helps secure the financial aid you may need.  Again, priority for financial aid is given to returning families, but after the December 31, 2022 deadline, newly enrolled families will be awarded available assistance which may mean it is then unavailable for a returning family.

Financial aid is available to eligible students who attend 5 days a week in Early Childhood and in grades 1 through 8.

Step 1: Visit the SSS Family Portal and create your account. If you applied for financial aid last year, log into the Family Portal using the same email address and password.

Step 2: Submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for Academic Year 2023-24 as soon as possible. River Valley Waldorf’s code is 1712.

Step 3: Upload and submit last year’s 1040 Federal Tax Return, including all W2s and appropriate schedules. We also request that you submit this year’s 1040 Federal Tax Return once it’s available.


Parents’ Financial Statement Instructions and Workbook
Most Helpful Tax Forms for Completing your PFS
SSS Step-by-Step Guide
SSS General Resources

If you have any questions, please reach out to or (610) 982-5606.

2023-2024 Tuition

Early Childhood

  • An application fee of $50.00 may apply
  • EC Commitment Materials Fee (non-refundable) – $455
  • Children 5-years old by June 1st must be enrolled in five full or five half days

Half Day:  8:30 am–12:30 pm
2-Day – $5,100
3-Day  – $7,250
5-Day – $10,600

Full-Day:  8:30 am–3:15 pm
2-Day – $6,450
3-Day – $9,350
5-Day  – $12,950

Grade School

  • An application fee of $50.00 may apply
  • Grades Commitment Materials Fee (non-refundable) – $630
  • Students must be 6-years old by June 1st to be eligible for 1st grade

Grades 1-5 – $15,650
Grades 6-8 – $15,850

Additional Fees

Tuition Refund Plan: Tuition Refund Plan: Parent understands that in view of the unconditional financial obligations stated in this Contract, the School provides access to a tuition refund plan that will reduce Parent’s financial obligation in the event the Student does not remain at the School due to reasons including job transfer, death, or involuntary unemployment of the tuition payer, medical, disciplinary, or academic discharge of the student, and voluntary withdrawal subject to the terms of the plan. Parent acknowledges receiving the Tuition Insurance Brochure detailing the terms and conditions of the plan and understands this program is offered by an independent third party. The Parent understands that participation in the tuition refund insurance plan is required for all students at the school regardless of the payment plan selected.


Sibling Discount
The school offers a sibling discount of 7.5% off the total tuition for the second and 15% for the third child and 30% for the fourth and 50% each subsequent child enrolled at the school.  You will be charged full payment for the highest tuition rate and receive the discount on the lesser tuition(s). No discounts are applied to fees. 

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1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
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