Desert Marigold School offers a private Early Childhood Program

The tuition details are as follows:

Private Program 5 Day 3 Day (T, W, Th)
Deposit* $200 non-refundable $200 non-refundable
Annual Tuition $7,000 $4,800
Snacks & Materials $250 $250
Monthly Fee** $680 (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit) $460 (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit)

Participation in the private program does not guarantee a space in the charter Kindergarten or 1st grade

  • Application fee:  $100 is due upon submission of application. The application fee is waived for 2nd year enrollments.
  • Snack and materials expense is due by August 17th start date.
  • 2nd Child: 10% discount is applied for 2nd child when multiple siblings are enrolled in the private program.

*Non-refundable deposit is due upon enrollment confirmation to hold space.

**Monthly Fee based on payments scheduled over 10 months (Aug 1st to May 1st).

Reduced Fees & Scholarships are temporarily unavailable, please check back at a later date.

Desert Marigold School also offers a tuition-free charter program

Our faculty provides a Waldorf-inspired curriculum that meets Arizona state educational standards. As a public charter school, we do receive funding from the state; however, the shortfall between state funding and what is needed to provide a Waldorf-inspired curriculum is approximately $2,100.00 per student, therefore we do ask that our families help bridge the gap in state funding to ensure that we can continue to provide this exceptional programming. We ask that each family participate in the Educational Investment Campaign at Desert Marigold School.

Requested Tax-Deductible Educational Investment

Grades K-4 Grades 5-8 Grades 9-12
$250 $350 $400

The above investment does not cover activities such as field trips, special events, or class trips. There are separate fees for extracurricular activities. Please see the extracurricular page for more details.