Grades One through Eight from $7,725 to $16,675*
Early Childhood (Nursery & Kindergarten) from $3,537 to $13,900*
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Education may be the most important commitment you make for your child. Its value extends far beyond the classroom, shaping a child’s experience throughout their lifetime. We consider tuition an investment in the future, not a commodity to seek for the lowest price. This approach, we believe, creates a school community that is more diverse and inclusive, more educationally enriching and more rewarding to all involved. The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School is committed to working with every current and prospective parent to make the gift of a GBRSS education possible.
Full Cost Tuition
Tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of educating a child at GBRSS. We rely on fundraising efforts to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and operating costs. Therefore, we ask families who are able to make an additional, tax-deductible contribution of $3,000 per student for the grades and $2,000 per student for Early Childhood toward the true cost of educating their children.
*Sliding Scale Tuition
The sliding fee scale has been created to make this education possible for a broader community and sets tuition based on family income. Families who choose to utilize the sliding scale are required to submit a copy of their current tax return, verifying their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Sliding Scale is intended for those families whose tax returns accurately reflect their ability to pay. If your family’s true financial situation is not reflected in your tax returns, we ask that you pay at a level that is appropriate to your financial position.
Sliding scale tuition is available for Early Childhood through 8th Grade, and in most cases eliminates the need for families to request additional assistance. However, if your family’s financial circumstances fall outside the sliding scale, we encourage families to apply for tuition assistance. Please see the Tuition Assistance Page for more information.
Families paying the published tuition, with more than one child attending the school, may request a 10% discount for the second, and each subsequent, child. We recognize that for families with three or more children enrolled in the school, even the sliding scale may make it difficult to afford tuition at GBRSS. If this is the case, please see our Tuition Assistance Procedure, or make an appointment with our Business Office.
Families have the option to pay tuition in one, two, four or ten payments over the course of the academic year. A small installment fee applies.
For grades 4, 7 and 8, there is an additional $500 activity fee to cover the cost of curriculum-based class trips.