Santa Fe Waldorf School currently offers the Renaissance Scholars Program, a merit-based program for high school students new to Waldorf education which includes a full scholarship. Annual tuition support is provided to eligible families through the school's generous Tuition Assistance Program. All scholarship at SFWS is supported through contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations who believe in the transformative power of Waldorf education for children, communities, and the world. 

Special Scholarship Funds (Hispanic, Native, and Music) are made possible through contributions to Santa Fe Waldorf School's Annual Fund.



Renaissance Scholar Program

GRADE LEVEL(S): Incoming 9th




Renaissance Scholars are high school students who:

  • have a strong, well-rounded record of academic, extra-curricular activities, and community service

  • have an interest in arts, athletics, and academics

  • have either never attended, or have not attended a Waldorf school for at least five years

  • seek a Waldorf education and have been accepted for enrollment at SFWS

Successful applicants are expected to represent the school at specific functions, meet with the funder(s) on an annual basis, and maintain certain academic and social standards throughout the program. 

Students selected for participation in the Renaissance Scholars Program are entitled to tuition support throughout their SFWS High School career but are obligated to pay all applicable fees for each academic year.

Scholarship support for the Renaissance  Scholars are made possible by generous multi-year donations from individuals, foundations and businesses who see the value of creating opportunities for a Waldorf-based, college-prep, high school experience for those in the regional community who exhibit great initiative and aptitude. Unless otherwise specifically indicated by donors, preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and who have committed themselves to volunteer activity in the local community.

Questions about the Renaissance Scholars Program? Contact us at:

To learn more about how you or your business can support a Renaissance Scholars award, please contact: Pat Lord, Development and Marketing Director at 505-983-9727 or email

 *Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted their complete packet by this deadline date.



Music Scholarship

SFWS students in Grades 4-8 are expected to obtain a minimum of 30 minutes of independent music tutoring per week outside of school. This regular work with a private tutor strengthens student skills and reinforces the learning occurring in orchestra classes at school. 

In an effort to support every student with developing a positive experience with instrumental music, the Santa Fe Waldorf School offers annual scholarship support toward the costs of instrumental music tutoring. Allocations are based upon the number of applicants and the funds available. Awards are meant to supplement, not replace, parent contributions toward music tutoring costs throughout the academic year. Families currently receiving tuition assistance at SFWS are eligible to apply for a music scholarship and awards are determined on a rolling basis when funds are available.