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Experience a Waldorf Education

Whistler Waldorf School has one of the highest percentages of annual budget devoted to financial aid among independent schools in area which is indicative of our commitment to providing affordable Waldorf education. Financial aid decisions in no way impact student enrollment & re-enrollment decisions.

  • Financial Aid is needs based
  • Approximately 20% of  our annual budget is devoted to financial aid
  • 36% of students receive financial aid on average per year
  • Scholarship awards average 40-50% of the tuition cost
  • A variety of financial aid options programs available to suit all needs

Tuition & Childcare Rates

  • Tuition (Per student)

    Grade K-7 = $10,350

    Grade 8-12 = $12,000

    Annual tuition is displayed in Canadian dollars.

  • Outdoor Ed. & Field Trip Fees

    • Kindergarten – Grade 2 = $30
    • Grade 3 = $60
    • Grade 4 = $250
    • Grade 5-7 = $500
    • Grade 8, 9 & 12 =  $800
    • Grade 10 & 11 = $1100 (inclusive of extra Outdoor Education program)

    Collected in advance for pre-planned annual outdoor educational opportunities, including transportation and are non-refundable.

  • School Supply Fees

    Kindergarten – Grade 12 = $325 per student

    Collected on behalf of the PAC and are non-refundable.

Early Years Centre Childcare

Ages 5 & under at Spring Creek Centre

Little Cedars Childcare

Ages 5 & under at Spruce Grove School

International Students

Ages 15-18 at Spruce Grove School

Tuition Adjustment

A supportive Waldorf community

The Tuition Adjustment Program is made possible by the tremendous support of our current families, alumni, board of trustees and staff, and friends in the wider community, with the Scholarship Selection Committee including members of our PAC, Board of Trustees and Administrative team. 

A Fair Review Process

The  tuition assessment process is not intended to put up barriers for tuition adjustment, but to ensure that an equitable process is in place so the school can be a healthy, financially responsible and a fully accountable organization.

We trust that every family will evaluate their financial situation honestly and provide the documentation required in a timely manner.

If your family will not be accessing the financial aid programs this year and feel that you would like to make a contribution to support another child’s education, please email us to discuss the many meaningful opportunities available.

*Please note: School Supply Fees and our Licensed Childcare programs are not eligible for Tuition Adjustment. Only students who are currently enrolled in WWS, and families who are current with their tuition accounts, can apply for tuition assistance for the next school year.

Should we apply for assistance?

When applying for tuition assistance, please consider these questions:

  1. What can our family provide to ensure that the school is financially healthy and viable, ensuring that it available to my family in the future?
  2. Are there any other funding sources that can be pursued? Is there a family donor who might be inspired to help with tuition or make a donation to the school?
  3. What choices can we make to free-up finances to allow us to contribute to the school?
  4. Is our family’s need for tuition adjustment temporary? Can we provide more long-term, or can we re-pay the difference?

Scholarship Program @ WWS

New Student Scholarship Fund (NSSF)

In celebration of the milestones of 100 years of Waldorf education and more than 20 years of Whistler Waldorf School in 2020, WWS created the New Student Scholarship Fund for new, local applicants in the community. It provides an opportunity for Sea to Sky families to re-consider a Waldorf education for their family, especially for those with multiple children to enroll. Also, it offers those who have financial barriers to consider transfer from another school, where a Waldorf education might provide new education opportunities.

Did you know? The WWS New Student Scholarship Program is made possible in part through the financial support of community members who value Waldorf education. The Scholarship Selection Committee includes members of our PAC, Board of Trustees and Administrative team. 

Faqs

New families to WWS are encouraged to apply for a new student scholarship with these points in mind:

  • Up to four Scholarships will be awarded to newly enrolling students. Preference is given to incoming students in Lower grades & High School.
  • The scholarship provides $5,000 towards only tuition annually or approximately 50% tuition support.
  • It is renewable for two additional years provided the recipient continues to thrive at our school and demonstrate the qualities for which the scholarship is given.  
  • Applicants must also be accepted for enrollment at WWS 

Eligibility

Waldorf education can only achieve its fullest potential with the active involvement of each student’s family who: 

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to understanding Waldorf education, including our school’s media guidelines and policies 
  • Demonstrate an active interest in participating in their child’s school life 
  • Attend class meetings, parent conferences, and parent education events 
  • Have either never attended, or have not attended a Waldorf school in the last five years 

Apply Now

New student applicants can find out more about the admissions process, tour the school and book an interview to start the admissions process.

  • Applications for the WWS New Student Scholarship Program are generally accepted until the end of April of the current year for enrolment in the following school year. Check our Facebook for details or up-to-date deadlines.
  • New families enrolling siblings of a scholarship recipient are also welcome to apply for tuition adjustment for their other children.

*Please note: School supplies & trip fees are not included and further tuition adjustment is not available to scholarship recipients. 

More Financial Aid Options

Sibling discounts

Students in K-12 who share at least one parent in common are eligible for the 25% sibling discount. The oldest sibling will owe the first student tuition rate at that student’s grade level. The second and subsequent siblings in birth order will receive a 25% discount.

(Sorry, not applicable to Early Years Programs)

Childcare Fee Reductions

WWS has been accepted into B.C.’s Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI), which may provide a reduction of up to $545 per month for group care for children aged 3 to kindergarten and up to $900/month for group toddler care (under 36 months). Parents do not need to apply; fee reductions are applied to fees. In addition, qualified families are also recommended to apply for the Affordable Childcare Benefit for more assistance (for Little Cedars & Early Years Centre participants only).

Flexible Payment Options

We also offer a variety of payment options for families:

  • Pay by pre-authorized monthly payment program to spread out payments with no interest added.

OR

  • Pay by credit card when you pay in full for the year.

A Question or Request?