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#1 of 4 Old 02-21-2010, 05:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Are any of you struggling to send three or more children to waldorf school? If so, how have you been able to do so?

I'm not sure it will ever become a reality for us but my husband may be presented with a new opportunity that has me fantasizing about our local waldorf school. It would still be a huge financial challenge for us and the sibling discount is not much here.

Also, have any of you transitioned late with your children? One of my daughters would be entering fourth grade and I just wonder if its going to be hard for her to transition at that age.

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I have a little bit of a different perspective on this. I was one of three children who went to a Waldorf school. My parents put a lot of money into this and also got help from my grandparents.

As an adult, I wish so much that they had put that money into saving for college, instead. When it came time for us to go to college - and there was never a question of us not going - the money wasn't there. I got scholarships and work study. I had student loans. It all worked out in the end, and my debt was 13K which by today's standards is hardly anything. I had no trouble paying it off within 10 years. But at the time, there was a lot of worry and tension around how to pay for college.

If you can manage both, terrific! If helping your kids with college isn't a priority, then I guess it doesn't matter, either. But looking back, I value those four years at my wonderful Quaker college so much more than I do the 8 years of Waldorf school.
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My dd transferred into 3rd and she had a beautiful transition! Her teacher gave her so much space to get use to the rhythm and classmates!

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I only put one kid through waldorf, but I was a poor single parent, so it was always a stretch.

She did end up having to finance her own college, but it worked out okay. The only thing where I wish I could have done more was if I had been able to subsidize her one summer so she could have done an internship instead of having to work.

She and her husband are putting two kids through waldorf and it is a struggle, however, so far she has been a stay-at-home mom doing part-time stuff, rather than returning to full-time professional work.

I transitioned to a waldorf school in 8th grade. It was a bit weird, but overall it was great and I'm so glad I had the opportunity. Best teaching I ever experienced.

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