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post #21 of 25
We opted for a Waldorf-inspired public charter school. Not only could we never hope to afford the Waldorf tuition, the school was also quite the daily commute, which we also had issues with. Dh also has a good job (tenured--not something you give up to move!) and makes plenty of money. I am a sahm. We can't afford fancy trips, fancy date nights, a gardener, housecleaner even 1x/month etc etc, but we have a good life and have no problems living within our means. We have a house and cars. We would not feel comfortable accepting tuition assistance, there are people out there who actually need it. That's not us.

This has been a *fabulous* choice for our family.

I am well aware this is not an option for everyone--but more are being worked on, depending on the size of your community, if there is a group working on a charter petition, you may want to get involved!
post #22 of 25
Well knowing you, I just know that it will all work out! You are such a talented woman and soon all of your recent efforts will be rewarded!

(The latest in my school update for you: We're back to choosing the school option and manifesting a way to afford it! So I'll be keeping up with this thread to get new ideas too!)
post #23 of 25
We also opted for a Waldorf charter school and it's been really really great. I do sometimes pine about not being able to afford the local private school b/c they have some really great things going that my school just cannot afford but overall it's a very good match for us and there are aspects of it that are so much better for us than a private Waldorf school. So my suggestion would be to look into charters if you have them in your area. We actually relocated for this and now live in an area with the highest concentration of Waldorf charters in the country and likely to have the first Waldorf charter high school in a few years. Not a bad deal.
post #24 of 25
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I love hearing about the great charter options that are out there!!!

There is a charter school option relatively nearby that is beginning to come together but we would have to relocate for it.

And I really have my heart set on a private Waldorf education that is right here in our community so I'm trying to focus of creative ways to make it happen!

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Well knowing you, I just know that it will all work out! You are such a talented woman and soon all of your recent efforts will be rewarded!

(The latest in my school update for you: We're back to choosing the school option and manifesting a way to afford it! So I'll be keeping up with this thread to get new ideas too!)
Oh wow! I'll have to get back over to the other thread to catch up!!
post #25 of 25
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oh and today i had a thought after speaking with another friend who is in a similar situation -- co-housing!

i've been really wanting to explore the possibilities of co-housing with another family (in some form...not exactly sure where or how) and was thinking that could be a cool, creative way for two families to reduce their expenses, thereby freeing up money for school, and create a more communal/waldorfy lifestyle.

(not sure my husband would go for it, but i think it's worth exploring! )
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