Outreach and Admissions Director
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School (SVWS) is launching a pioneering “Sensible Tuition Model” designed to offer private education for a wider range of Boulder Valley families. The SVWS Board of Directors has announced a significant reduction in annual tuition rates for the 2016/17 academic year and a commitment to hold the new rates steady for at least three years. Robust enrollment growth since 2013 has inspired the new tuition model, as the school increases its vibrancy, diversity and educational reach. The Sensible Tuition Model benefits families who desire an exceptional private school education for their children and a stable tuition structure to maximize their budgeting. The 2016/2017 tuition for a middle-school student will be approximately 62% of last year’s cost (see image below).
Shepherd Valley’s growing enrollment numbers and broader community contributions have enabled the school to fund capital improvements including biodynamic farming projects, fountains, landscaping, and building upgrades on an expansive 38-acre campus. Investments in experienced, Waldorf-trained faculty and innovative programming for a rigorous, engaging curriculum are ongoing, and include strong academics as well as diverse subject classes such as Chinese, German, handwork, woodwork, music, and visual arts for children of preschool age through the eighth grade.
With a 22-year history in Boulder County educating pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade students, SVWS is fortunate to be in the position to take this rather unprecedented action of leveling tuition rates. Welcoming more children into our community will offer a win-win scenario for the school and families.