Garden Gate Preschool in Columbia Missouri is a Waldorf inspired early child development education full of joy and light

Financial Commitment

In order for Garden Gate School to exist, thrive, and grow, enrolled families commit to supporting the school in various ways, including a yearly tuition and materials fee to support the financial needs of the school, as well as serving on parent volunteer committees for festival, fundraising, and publicity efforts.

This amount may change from year-to-year, and is based on the projected total costs of educating each child at Garden Gate.

The following are application, registration, and materials fees:


Application Fee


Due March 1;
fee applied towards deposit for returning families.


equal to 1 month of your program’s tuition

Non-refundable; applied to first month’s tuition, due by April 1st for enrolled families.

Yearly Materials Fee* – 1st Child


Subsequent children (discount)


If paying as a lump sum, due by June 1st – Applies to all programs

Families have the option of paying the materials fee as a lump sum on June 1st or distributing the fee over the course of 9 months – $35.00 per month in addition to the tuition for each program. *Applies only to families enrolled before 2014.

Contact the director for information about tuition.

Click here to view the current school year calendar.

News and Events

  • April 22, 2016 – Spring Fundraiser
    TBD, General
  • April 24, 2016 – Earth Day Festival
    TBD, General
  • May 1, 2016 – May Pole Festival
    TBD, General
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