Tuition and Financial Assistance

hands working togetherAn essential element of our Shepherd Valley philosophy is to be able to offer our Waldorf curriculum to as many students as possible. Being a modest school without an endowment for scolarships, this is an ongoing challenge. Financial assistance is offered on a case-by-case basis. Details for how families can apply are below. Our Tuition Assistance committee will review your familiy's information and award an amount based on a holistic look of your familiy's finances. On average assistance is over 20% of total tutition. Generally awards are offered for the Grades and full-time Pre-School/Kindergarten programs but occasionally additional awards are offerred. 


2014/15 Tuition Rates


Applying for Financial Assistance

Applicants must first apply to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School and be accepted into a program before recieving a tutition award.

Applicants are expected to apply online, at FACTS for the 2014-2015 school year. For FACTS instructions, check The following steps are necessary:

  1. Agree to pay the non-refundable processing fee ($30 via credit card).
  2. Complete the application form, one for each household (there are step-by-step instructions to follow).
  3. As you complete your application, you are able to exit and return to the website without losing the information that has been input.
  4. All applicants, regardless of application method, must also follow this additional important step:
    1. Submit your most recent tax returns to FACTS following the instructions for document submission on the FACTS web site.
    2. If you are self employed, you must also submit your entire sole proprietorship/partnership/LLC/S-Corp tax return including Balance Sheet and Profit/Loss to FACTS.
  5. Complete IRS form 4506-T and turn in to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School. Business owners also turn in 4506-T-Corp or 4506-T-LLC-Partnership.
  6. The following tool is provided to help parents look at their finances. It is not required, but may be helpful in looking at your budget.

Applicants who have extenuating circumstances that may not be apparent in the FACTS application are encouraged to submit a personal letter to the TA Committee describing their situation. A FACTS application should be completed for each household, as indicated above in the Social Standards.



Your financial application will not be considered until you have been accepted into a program so please make sure you complete the full school application.

Ruth Godberfforde, our Outreach and Admissions Coordinator, is eager to talk to you about your interests and your child. Please let us know how best to connect with you:

(303) 652-0130

Applications for may be submitted at any time during the year while spaces are still available!  Visit our Programs page for details of our PreK - 8th Grade programs.


Shepherd Valley Waldorf School

6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
NIwot, Colorado 80503

Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved.