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Tuition and Fees

Why is BVWS more affordable than other local private schools?

Boulder Valley Waldorf School has pioneered a “Sensible Tuition Model” designed to offer private education for a wider range of Boulder Valley families. 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 for the long term. In 2016, the BVWS Board of Trustees took a bold step and announced a significant reduction in annual tuition rates and a commitment to keep tuition sensible. Robust enrollment growth since 2013 inspired the new tuition model, as the school increased vibrancy, diversity and educational reach. This tuition for a middle-school student was approximately 62% of the previous year’s cost.


2024-2025 Pricing:

1st–8th Grades:    

$14,600 & $900 fees
Limited spaces available

Pre-school & Kindergarten:

Tuition & Annual Fees
5-day, 4-day, 3-day, 2-day programs available

Extended Care:

Contracted & Drop-in rates $5-18 per hour
Available until 6pm

*for typical payment plans & mid-year prorated tuition schedule and for any other inquiries, please contact enrollment@bvwaldorf.org 

Today Boulder Valley’s increased enrollment numbers and community contributions continue to enable the school to fund improvements including landscaping, building upgrades, and biodynamic farming projects on an expansive 38-acre campus. Investments in experienced, Waldorf-trained faculty and innovative programming for a rigorous, engaging curriculum are ongoing. School includes strong academics as well as diverse subject classes such as Spanish, handwork, woodwork, music, and visual arts for children of preschool age through the eighth grade. With a 30-year history in Boulder County educating pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade students, BVWS is proud to have taken this rather unprecedented action of leveling tuition rates to stay around a more affordable rate of about $14,000 per year.  We continue to welcome a diversity of families into our community.

Bold Sensible Tuition Model

Boulder Valley Waldorf School’s sensible tuition model is a bold commitment that:

  • Makes affordable tuition and inspiring education available for more families
  • Is fiscally responsible for the school community
  • Has all tuition going to your child’s education
  • Means budgeting is predictable for families
  • invites healthy enrollment for a vibrant community

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