Admissions Process

Visit our Tuition & Fees page for tuition information.

We appreciate your interest OSDS. As you explore our website, we hope you will begin to sense the unique nature of Waldorf Education, and of our school in particular. We practice rolling admissions, so there is no deadline to apply and no sooner time to visit!

1. Admissions visit - We encourage families to visit our school for a tour before applying. To schedule an admissions tour, email Maggie at 

2. Application – Submit an application (link below).  

3. Upon acceptance, the school administrator will contact parents to discuss the enrollment contract, deposit, and tuition arrangements. 

We strive to make our admissions process a smooth one. Please feel free to contact us at 631.725.1520 or by email  

When we first signed our son up for Our Sons and Daughters School, we knew what he would be getting – a foundation in play-based learning, daily time outdoors, a place where he could let his imagination run wild. What we didn’t realize was that we were getting something too – an incredible community of people to share this remarkable little school with.
— Nate Woiwode, OSDS parent


Join us for an admissions tour. 

 Contact Maggie at to schedule your visit. 


Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy: OSDS is committed to fostering a fully inclusive community and welcomes children, parents and staff of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, spiritual values and socioeconomic backgrounds. The school does not discriminate in its administration of educational policies, tuition assistance grants and hiring practices.


2018 / 2019 Tuition and Fees

Annually; tuition is prorated for later entry.

SIBLING DISCOUNT: There is 15% discount when enrolling more than one child from your family.
Tuition Assistance is available for those who qualify: find out more. 

TUITION ASSISTANCE: We feel strongly that a Waldorf Education should be available to any family who desires it, regardless of financial circumstances. About 40% of our families receive some tuition assistance each year. For more information, visit our Tuition Assistance page.

Children's Garden:

Half-Day Tuition (8:30am - 12:30pm)                                                                         

  • $6,150. two days per week / open to children who turn 2 by March 1, 2018 */ plus a supply fee of $100

  • $8,800. three days per week / open to children who turn 2 by March 1, 2018 * / plus a supply fee of $150

  • $10,550. five days per week / open to children who turn 3 by December 1, 2018** / plus a supply fee of $250

*Children under 3 by December 1 are eligible for the 2 or 3 day program only. Hours for children under 3 by December 1 are 9.30 to 12.30;  tuition is prorated accordingly (a 25% reduction).  

**Children who turn 5 by December 1 are eligible for the 5 day program, only. 

AfterCare Tuition (12.30 - 2:30pm)

  • $1,475. two days per week

  • $2000 three days per week

  • $2,650. four days per week

Parent-Child Class:  

  • $325 per seasonal session (class meets one day a week)





Name of Child
Name of Child
Which program are you applying for?
Children who turn 2 by March 1, 2019 are eligible for the 2 and 3 Day Program, only. Children who turn 3 by Sept 1, 2019 are eligible for either the 2,3 or 5 Day programs. Children over the age of 5 by December 1, 2019 must enroll in the 5 Day program. CHILDREN UNDER THREE BY DECEMBER 1: HOURS ARE 9.30 - 12.30.
Are you applying for Tuition Assistance?
Admission decisions are unrelated to Tuition Assistance decisions; however, Tuition Assistance applications should be filed immediately following the application for admission.
Parent/Guardian 1
Current Status of Parent
Business Phone
Business Phone
Parent/ Guardian 2
Business Address
Business Address
Business Phone
Business Phone
Current Status of Parent
Does your child have an existing or pending special ed., special need or IEP document?
Has your child been asked to withdraw from any of these? *

Tuition Assistance 

We feel strongly that a Waldorf education should be available to any child, regardless of financial circumstances. 

Our Sons and Daughters School is dedicated to working with parents to create a plan that enables students of diverse backgrounds to attend the school.  Approximately 30-40% of our students receive some tuition assistance.  Committing to a private school is a significant financial investment for a family.  Although the school strives to support families with demonstrated financial need, the primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests with his or her family, including non-custodial, separated and divorced parents.  In addition to the options provided by the school, parents may need to look for other sources for additional support.  Families with incomes of up to $120,000 may be eligible to apply for tuition assistance.  The range of need-based assistance is generally between 5% and 50% of tuition.  The school commits a portion of each year’s tuition revenue as well as fundraising efforts to support the tuition assistance program.  This revenue is distributed to applicants based on relative demonstrated financial need.  Consequently, grants are made for one year and applications for tuition assistance must be renewed each year.

Priority is given to returning students, siblings, and those meeting the April 1st deadline.  The Tuition Assistance Committee meets in mid-April to review completed applications.  Grants will be awarded and communicated to families by May 15th.  Funds may not be available to families who do not meet the April 1st deadline.  

We do not discriminate in the administration of our policies because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Tuition Assistance decisions are made independently of the admissions process.

Tuition Assistance applications are due April 1st.  We can only review applications that are complete.  The entire Tuition Assistance process, including grants and applications, is confidential.  Your Tuition Assistance process must be finalized and the Tuition Management Agreement completed on TADS before your child can attend school.

How to apply for Tuition Assistance:

1. Complete your Application for Admissions or submit your Re-Enrollment Contract. 
Applicants for tuition assistance will only be considered when an application for admission or re-enrollment has been completed. 

2. Complete Tuition Assistance Application through TADS.
Our tuition assistance program is managed by TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services).  To apply please fill out an application at  Applicants for tuition assistance are subject to a $34 processing fee by TADS. TADS takes into account income, expenses, number of family members, indebtedness, liquidity of assets, and unusual expenses.  Financial information and documentation is required from all of the children’s parents and is kept strictly confidential.

3. Application Review and Grants made by Tuition Assistance Committee.
The report detailed by TADS is reviewed by our Tuition Assistance Committee and serves as a guideline in making financial aid decisions.  The amount of tuition assistance granted will be determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee in consideration of TADS reports, the entire program budget, funds available, and the number of tuition assistance applications. 

4. Appeals Process
If no assistance is granted or the award is less than required, a written letter of appeal may be written to the Tuition Assistance Committee. This letter should outline: any expenses or financial obligations which were omitted from the original application & the amount of additional assistance in order to make it possible for enrollment. The Tuition Assistance Committee notifies a family of the decision within two weeks of receipt of the appeal letter. Written acceptance of final awards made by the school must be received by the Tuition Assistance Committee within 14 days of the notification date; if there is a lack of written acceptance, it is assumed that the award was denied and the funds are returned to the tuition assistance ‘pot.’


Tuition Assistance Applications For New Students  

Families applying for enrollment after the start of the school year may be considered for tuition assistance if funds remain.  Families should apply for tuition assistance at when they apply for admission to the school.  Once the child has been accepted, the tuition grant will be communicated to the family.  Acceptance to the school is need blind and tuition assistance decisions are made independently of the admissions process.