Community Supported Education (CSE)
Moving from Tuition toward Family Contribution

At Primrose Hill School, we believe that Waldorf education should be available to all families who value it, regardless of their financial circumstances. We believe that full economic diversity is necessary to be effective in our mission for social change, acceptance and inclusion.

Our Community Supported Education(CSE) initiative aims to shift education out of the economic realm and into its rightful place in the sphere of culture. We are letting go of the paradigm of independent schooling as a “fees for services” model. The CSE approach strives to cultivate a positive and conscious relationship with our collective resources, financial and otherwise, promoting awareness of the needs and gifts of each member of our community. Community Supported Education requires that we trust in each other to contribute to the best of our ability. All the resources we need to thrive are already present if we as a community choose to be collectively responsible for the maintenance and growth of our school. 

Every year, all families enrolling at Primrose Hill School will meet with the CSE Committee. While we encourage parents to hold Waldorf education very high on their list of financial priorities, families are not asked to make a financial commitment beyond their means. In contrast, families who are able are encouraged to contribute beyond the suggested amount. A dedicated fund for Access and Inclusion has also been established to ensure a diverse and vibrant community.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about your family.

-The Community Supported Education Committee


Suggested Family Financial Contributions 2017-2018
Includes a materials fee and land stewardship fee for our farm

Nursery & Kindergarten

Morning Program - 8:45 to 12:30

5 mornings - $10,380
4 mornings - $9,140

Afternoon Program - 12:30 to 2:45
Available for students in the morning program

 5 afternoons - $3,340
 4 afternoons - $2,670
 3 afternoons - $2,000
 2 afternoons - $1,340
 1 afternoon   - $670


5 full days - $16,300


Application Fee - $75
Deposit - $500 to be applied toward tuition

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
— Rudolf Steiner