Grades One through Eight from $6,500 to $17,300*
Early Childhood (Nursery & Kindergarten) from $3,032 to $14,700*
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We consider tuition an investment in the future, not a commodity to seek for the lowest price. We believe this approach creates a school community that is more diverse and inclusive, more educationally enriching and more rewarding to all involved. Please call or come visit Jeff Novick in the GBRSS Business Office, 413-528-4015, ext. 101. 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 for their children.
*Sliding Scale Tuition
To welcome a broader community to GBRSS, we’ve created a sliding fee scale that sets tuition based on family income. Sliding scale tuition applies to families whose adjusted gross income falls within the range of less than $30,000 to $100,000.
Please see the Tuition Support Page for more information.
Generous tuition support is available for families in the elementary school. Approximately 50% of our families receive some form of support. Please see the Tuition Support Page for more information.
True Cost Tuition
Tuition alone does not cover the real cost of educating a child at GBRSS. Since we rely on fundraising efforts to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and operating costs, 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.
Families paying published tuition rates with more than one child attending the school may request a 10% discount for the second and each subsequent child. For families with three or more children enrolled in the school, even the sliding scale may make GBRSS tuition unmanageable. If this is the case, please see our Tuition Support 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.
Families with children in grades 4, 7 and 8 pay an additional $500 activity fee to cover the cost of curriculum-based class trips.