Tuition for the 2021:

506 Hour Birth to Seven Certificate        $21,500

300 Hour Birth to Three Certificate        $11,700

5 Day Summer Institute                            $     700

Foundations for the First Three Years    $  3,500

3.5 Hour Zoom Workshop                        $       59

Tuition Payments for Certificate Programs (Birth to Seven, Birth to Three Certificates)

After the initial deposit, tuition is paid monthly via ACH withdrawal. All withdrawals are made from US banks or accounts set up with US bank codes. The tuition payment schedule for 2021 can be found by clicking here.  If you have questions about the payment plan please speak to Cynthia Cote, Business Manager to work out a plan that works for Sophia's Hearth and your household.

Full Scholarship

Sophia's Hearth offers all staff (working 25 hours or more) a full scholarship for the Birth-to-Three and the Birth-to-Seven certificate programs. If you are interested in a career where you learn find out what positions are available here.


We offer $5 off online workshops when 3 or more register from the same center. Please register online and choose the "pay offline" option and then call with payment to receive this discount.

Macalaster - Weber Scholarship Fund

Named for Dorothy and Nancy Macalaster and Susan Weber this scholarship is funded by donations to Sophia's Hearth in honor of these pioneering women. 

This scholarship is awarded based on need and availability of funds. Scholarship is for Birth-to-Three and Birth-to-Seven Certificate program

To apply complete the online application form.

AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) Grants and Loans

Sophia's Hearth is pleased to be able offer students working towards their Birth to Seven Certificate the option funding through AWSNA. For a complete description of the AWSNA funding options click here. AWSNA will accept applications from anyone if their goal is to work at an AWSNA school upon completion of their studies.


Applications are accepted between March and August for course work in the summer. Please note AWSNA awards will not be made until late May or early June. AWSNA funds are limited so award amounts may not be substantial.


To apply for grant (which requires your school - which must be an AWSNA or WECAN school- to contribute to as well) click here

To apply for a loan (which can be forgiven if you work in a AWSNA/WECAN school for three years, including one after completing your program) click here.

Lisa Freeman Scholarship Fund

Lisa Freeman lives in so many hearts of the children and families she nurtured and inspired over her 30 years of being a Waldorf early childhood teacher.  

This scholarship is intended to continue her teaching legacy and love for outdoor teaching and learning environments by awarding a Sophia's Hearth student seeking their early childhood certificate a little bit of Lisa's encouragement from the heavens. It is not a needs based award.  Applications are accepted each summer.

Lisa Freeman Scholarship Application Form

For submission and/or questions please email:          

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Vermont Student Assistant Corporation

Students who live in Vermont may qualify for Non-Degree Grants from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.   Please note that the VSAC academic year begins on July 1 of each year and runs through June 30. Level 1 students can recieve support for the full program. For more information, please go to

For tips on how to complete the VSAC form click here.

Michael Foundation

The Michael Foundation is a private fund dedicated to supporting the education of Waldorf  teachers. Applications must be received before February 1 in order to qualify for grants to be applied to the June 1- May 31 academic year. For more information, please go to