Financial Aid & Grants

Tuition Assistance

Acorn Hill is committed to the principle that every child should be able to attend a Waldorf school. Acorn Hill offers a program for tuition assistance to help families meet the expenses of private education.

Tuition assistance is available on the basis of need. A general guideline for eligibility is that a family should devote between 10% to 15% of their gross annual income to the education of their children. This range takes into account several different family circumstances including the cases of single and divorced parents. These guidelines are not fixed and all applications are reviewed on an individual basis. Accordingly, special circumstances that can profoundly affect a family’s financial resources are considered in an appropriate manner.

Tuition assistance is available for the Parent-Child, Three Day and Five Day classes of Acorn Hill. Tuition assistance applications are due February 1. There is no fee to apply for tuition assistance.


Diversity Grants

Acorn Hill offers a special grant program for families with children of African heritage to enroll in Acorn Hill and experience Waldorf education. The faculty and board are strongly committed to nurturing a school community that reflects the rich diversity of our surrounding community. Acorn Hill invites any parent who is enrolling a child of African heritage in our school to identify eligibility for this tuition reduction.

Each child may receive up to a total of $4,500 per year. The Diversity Fund money will be distributed in the order the requests are received. Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Diversity Fund grants are made annually and families must make a new request to the Fund each year.  Families who are eligible for the Diversity Grant may also apply for our Tuition Assistance Program. You will be notified of your tuition by early March.