Tuition Rates

Nursery & Kindergarten Half Day (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) — $13,300

Nursery & Kindergarten Full Day (8:30 am - 3:00 pm) — $17,345

Grades 1-5 — $20,355

Grades 6-8 — $21,150

High School — $23,145

Early Childhood After School (3:00 pm - 5:30 pm) — +$3,780

Grades AfterSchool (3:00 pm - 5:45 pm) — $21.50/day (sign up for a semester at a time)

one-time New Student Enrollment fee — $1,300


  • December 15 - Financial Aid application available

  • February 1 - Enrollment Application and Financial Aid Applications Due

  • February 18 - Re-enrollment deadline for current students

  • March - First Round of Notifications

  • June - Tuition payments begin


Financial Aid

If your resources are not sufficient to meet the total cost of an Emerson Waldorf School education, you may apply for financial aid, which is available on the basis of demonstrated need. We use TADS, an independent financial aid assessment organization, to provide us with an analysis through which household need can be fairly and equitably measured. Recommendations from TADS are sent to Emerson Waldorf’s Tuition Adjustment Committee. The committee uses the TADS information, along with your short answer responses and school policies, to determine the amount of financial aid your family will receive. Families must reapply for financial aid each school year

Financial aid applications are available online beginning in mid-December for the following school year.  The committee sends decision letters from mid-March to April.  Late applicants are accepted and aid will be granted on a rolling basis, however, please be aware that the majority of financial aid is granted in March & April.

Financial aid is not available for the Parent-Child Class or Summer Camp. Financial aid is for tuition only and does not cover other school fees such as the new student enrollment fee, high school book fee, sports fees, etc.

Click on the button to the left. Once on the TADS website, select the Financial Aid Assessment and create a new account. Click HERE for TADS Financial Aid FAQs.


The Emerson Waldorf School accepts North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships.


The Emerson Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin in its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.