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 are only able to offer one form of assistance per family.

Applications must be updated annually by the application deadline. We ask families to always give their children’s education a very high priority in their financial planning, including contributions from both parents/guardians and considering possible help from extended family.

Sliding Scale Tuition

Available for Early Childhood-Grade 8.  BWS offers a sliding scale discount for families whose adjusted gross income falls within the range of less than $30,000 to $110,000. See our 2021-22 sliding scale rates here.

How to Apply

To apply for sliding scale tuition, please email this sliding scale application and the first two pages of your most recent federal tax form 1040 (2019 or 2020 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 for returning students or Mar. 1 for new applicants.

Your sliding scale discount will be determined and sent via email by Feb. 15 for returning students, and after April 1 for new applicants.

Financial Aid

Available for Grades 1-8. If a family has multiple children or other financial circumstances that make sliding scale tuition still out of reach, that family may apply for Financial Aid instead. Berkshire Waldorf School uses a national service, TADS, to process financial aid 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. To qualify, families must reapply each year.

How to Apply

To apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year, please complete your required TADS form online and pay the $45 fee to submit. (Application link below) Next, submit any additional documents directly to TADS, and select Berkshire Waldorf School to receive TADS results. The submission deadline is February 1 for returning students and March 1 for new applicants. 

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 enrollment office notifies families of their award via email after Feb. 15 for returning families, and after April 1 for new applicants.

For general questions about the admissions or tuition support process, contact our Admissions & Enrollment Office:

Director of Admissions, Robyn Coe: or (413) 528-4015 ext. 106

Director of Enrollment, Renée Far: or (413) 528-4015

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.