Urban Prairie Waldorf School is committed to providing a multifaceted, engaging curriculum to as many Chicagoland students as possible by making Waldorf education more accessible. Through our Variance Tuition model, we hope to make Waldorf Education a possibility to more families. While assessing each family need can be challenging, through the use of a 3rd party company, TADS, we collect applicants’ financial data to assess and create tuition packages that can support as many families as equitably as possible.
Once a child is accepted into the school, families may request the Variable Tuition Packet. Every family adds value to the school community and it is anticipated that each family who applies for a Variable Tuition will hold Waldorf education as a high financial priority.
All tuition adjustment applications are kept strictly confidential and will be viewed only by TADS, our tuition management company, and our Variable Tuition Committee.
UPWS strives to be an affirming space. The curriculum that we deliver offers students both a window into the experiences of others and a mirror to reflect their own life experiences. We actively seek and welcome students and staff regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or spiritual values. Urban Prairie does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ability, family composition, ethnic origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.