Enrolment and policies


If you would like to know more about Kilkenny Steiner School/Kindergarten or are interested in enrolling your child, please fill in the form found in the web page Contact Us and select the appropriate option.

Let us know if you are interested in talking to one of our teachers about the school, scheduling a school visit, or receiving an application to enroll your child in Kilkenny Steiner School. If you have a specific question about the school, Steiner/Waldorf education, or your child’s needs please include in the form.

Please note places in our primary school are limited.

Enrolment Process

When you decide to enrol your child in Kilkenny Steiner School the first step is filling in an application. You can request an application through the form found in Contact Us.

Once we receive the application form back, an interview between parents, teachers and child is arranged. Upon acceptance, parents will receive a School Handbook and an enrolment form, which needs to be completed and returned as soon as possible.

A payment of 1 month’s fees in advance is needed to secure a place.  Places can be limited, so early application is recommended.

Fee Contribution Structure for Kilkenny Steiner School Primary – August 2024 to July 2025

Kilkenny Steiner School is an independent school which receives no Government funding and is thus dependent on fees and fundraising to cover its running costs. We endeavour to keep fees as low as we can with voluntary support. There are no uniform costs and textbooks and most materials are provided by the school. We do ask for parental involvement with the running of the school.

August 2024

Total Total 
Second childThird ChildFourth Child2 children3 children
Band A (Standard) 4800360024001200840010800
Band B (see note 1)420031502100105073509450
Band C (see note 2)  36002700180090063008100
Short stay no discount for siblings 490pcm plus €100 once-off admin fee      

Note 1: Band B: for low-income families where parents hold a GP visit card, issued on grounds of income. Note 2: Band C: for low-income families where parents hold a medical card, issued on grounds of income. 

Fees are subject to annual review.
School fees are paid monthly, throughout the entire calendar year, including during the summer break. For children finishing school the final month for payment is July.

For children attending the Kindergarten, funding is available under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE). For Kindergarten fee structure please contact Ballyhall Kindergarten directly.