INTRODUCTION from the ATA Handbook
In fall 1993, the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California, started a tuition adjustment program based on a commitment to make Waldorf education accessible to all families who value it. An article, “Reality and Process”, presented at the West Coast Economic Conference in spring 1993, was the initial inspiration for this program. Although other Waldorf schools have adopted this model and made modifications, Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s tuition adjustment program is note worthy for having successfully sustained the original program for more than ten years and having contributed significantly to the spiritual and social growth and economic stability of the school.
The following article connects independent Waldorf schools accessible to all with Rudolf Steiner’s basic principles in the founding of the first Waldorf school in 1919. The second section of the article provides details of the implementation of a tuition policy and program based on accessibility to all.
For more information please visit the Accessible Tuition for All website at http://socialrenewal.com/