The Olympia Waldorf School strives to serve every family seeking Waldorf education, please see our information on Tuition Adjustment.
Tuition & Fees
*Tuition costs are per year
Ages 3-5, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two-day: Thursday - Friday: $3,723
Three-day: Monday- Wednesday: $5,569
Five-day: Monday - Friday: $9,206
Ages 4-6, 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Three-day: Monday - Wednesday: $5,569
Five-day: Monday - Friday: $9,206
Elementary Grades and Middle School
Grades 1-8, 8:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1pm release on Wednesdays)
Monday - Friday: $12,434
*Fee costs are per year
Preschool Two-day: $245
Preschool Three-day: $285
Preschool Five-day: $285
Kindergarten Five-day: $365
Grades and Middle School: $325
Paid at time of new enrollment or when re-enrolling after the annual March 1 deadline.
$200 for first student + $100 per additional sibling
Capital Fund Fee: $620
*changed from per family to per student in 2017-18
Families with two or more children enrolled in the school are eligible for 20% tuition discount for the second child a 30% tuition discount for the third and 40% for any younger siblings.
families are encouraged to apply for enrollment and tuition adjustment as early as possible in the enrollment season. Resources are often exhausted by mid-summer. For more information, visit our tuition adjustment page.
Olympia Waldorf School offers morning and after school care, break care, and evening meeting care. Visit our Extended Care page for more information.
Getting started – The BigSIS Parent Portal is used to handle all contracts and billing.
Tuition billing – You will have a variety of payment plans to choose from. Most families choose monthly direct deposit payments from July- May. You can also mail payment checks to BigSIS or make cash payments in the OWS office.
Incidental billing – Incidental billing refers to the monthly billing of fees such as after care, supplies, field trips etc. Your BigSIS account has a separate billing component for incidental charges. You will receive a separate invoice from BigSIS for incidental expenses. You have the option to set up automatic payments directly from your bank account or you can make payments as you are invoiced.
Options for receiving my invoice – Your invoice can be sent to you via e-mail or a hard copy through the postal service. This is one of the many options you can customize in your BigSIS account.
Options for paying my bill – Direct payments from your bank account or credit card can be made online at anytime by logging into your account and initiating a payment. Even if you are set up for automatic payments you can still make an extra payment or an early payment to reduce your future automatic payments. You can also mail checks to BigSIS for any tuition or fees.
Service charge for credit cards – Our school has elected to have BigSIS apply a service charge for credit card payments to help cover the processing fees charged by banks for credit card payments. Making your payments directly from your bank account or by check saves money for the school and you!
Cash only at OWS – Cash payments are accepted in the OWS office so that you have a secure option to pay by cash. All other payments must be made directly to BigSIS .
Late fees, reminder calls, and delinquencies – Late fees and past due reminder calls are handled by BigSIS but OWS always retains the right to waive the fees, adjust your account, and clear your account of any past due status. BigSIS does not report anything from your account to Credit Reporting agencies.
When to call OWS and when to call BigSIS – If you have questions regarding billing schedules or payment options please contact BigSIS customer service. If you have questions about charges on your account please contact OWS.