Tuition Support

Berkshire Waldorf School is known as a thought leader in creating an intentionally diverse school community. To that end, we offer several forms of tuition assistance once your student is accepted. However, as a nonprofit, we ask that you limit your request to one form of assistance per family.

Sibling Discount

For families with students in Early Childhood-Grade 8  Families paying published tuition rates with more than one child attending BWS may request a 10% discount for the second and each subsequent child. 

Sliding Scale Tuition

Available for Early Childhood-Grade 8  If a sibling discount is not enough support, we also offer a sliding scale discount for families whose adjusted gross income falls within the range of less than $30,000 to $110,000. 

Here is a current chart of sliding scale rates for 2020-21.

To apply for sliding scale tuition, please email your request and the first two pages of your most recent federal tax form 1040 (2018 or 2019 accepted) with your tax ID number blacked out to

Requests and tax forms for sliding scale tuition must be submitted by email each year by Feb. 1.

Tuition Assistance

For families with at least 1 student in Grades 1-8  Berkshire Waldorf School uses a national service, TADS, to process tuition support applications. TADS applies standard criteria, including family income, assets, expenses and other individual circumstances, such as family size, to assess need. The Berkshire Waldorf School Tuition Assistance Committee uses this information to allocate resources annually. 

How to Apply

To apply for tuition support for the upcoming school year, please complete your required TADS form online. (Application link follows.) Next, submit any additional documents directly to TADS, and select Berkshire Waldorf School to receive TADS results. The submission deadline is February 15, 2020

Berkshire Waldorf School’s Tuition Assistance Committee considers each application with care. Their goal is to award annual aid with an equitable balance of school resources. Our business office notifies families of their award via email by March 1. Note that the Tuition Support deadline for the 2020-21 school year has passed. Please contact the Admissions Office directly to inquire about availability.

And for general questions about the admissions or tuition support process, contact Admissions Director Robyn Coe at or (413) 528-4015 ext. 106. 

Berkshire Waldorf School is an independent coeducational school accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), and is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). We welcome students of every race, creed, religion, culture, gender identity, and national origin. 

All tuition information is kept completely confidential by Berkshire Waldorf School and we expect families to keep the same confidence in regards to their financial relationship with the school.