Potomac Crescent Waldorf School was founded because of the generosity of parents, teachers, and community members committed to providing Waldorf education in Northern Virginia.  We have grown because of that continued support.

Tuition does not cover Potomac Crescent’s entire annual operating budget each year.  We rely on community support to the Annual Fund and other fundraising events, such as the Fall Festival and Silent Auction, to raise the money needed to cover the remaining portion of our school’s budget.

Potomac Crescent is actively running two campaigns:  The “A HOME OF OUR OWN” Capital Campaign (2013-2015) and the 2015-2016 Annual Fund.


The Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Annual Fund is important to help keep PCWS financially strong and support current needs at the school.  Donations provide general operating funds, and go toward items such as teacher salaries, classroom supplies, and financial aid.

Annual Gifts are valuable to the school in many different ways:

    • Support programs and classes that are important to you and your child’s enrichment
    • Allow us to moderate our tuition increases and offer tuition assistance
    • Make it possible for the school to have quality faculty and staff
    • Give PCWS a solid foundation from which to grow
    • Build community by bringing together a devoted and enthusiastic group of parents and volunteers
    • Provide stable income as enrollment fluctuates


In September 2013, Potomac Crescent launched the A HOME OF OUR OWN capital campaign to raise funds to support the move to a new location that would enable the school to grow to include classes through Grade 5.  We will move to our new location at Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria in the fall of 2015.  We have raised $180,000 towards our goal of $200,000 and are extremely grateful to our dedicated families, alumni families, and wider community who have supported the campaign generously.  However, we continue to strive to reach our goal and will welcome additional gifts and new gifts through January 2016.  To make a gift to the campaign, please contact Stephanie Hanson, PCWS Development Coordinator at stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org.

Thank you to our A HOME OF OUR OWN Donors.


DONATE ONLINE:  You may make a one time or recurring donation to PCWS via Razoo.


CHECK:  Please make checks payable to “Potomac Crescent Waldorf School” and notate “Annual Fund” or “Capital Campaign” in the memo line.  You may mail your check to the school or drop it off in the office.

CREDIT CARD:  Please contact the PCWS office to donate via credit card.   We will take your credit card info over the phone or mail you a form to fill out.

STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES:  If you wish to make a stock donation, please email stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org.  We will send you our account # at Fidelity and help you initiate the transfer of stock to PCWS.

FEDERAL TAX ID #:  54-1962764

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School operates under Northern Virginia Waldorf School Initiative, Inc.


Potomac Crescent hosts various community events throughout the school year.  These events, like our Fall Festival, bring our community together and provide revenue to help offset our budget.

Our annual Fall Festival is one of our main fundraising vehicles. This event draws a large crowd to enjoy child-friendly activities and crafts, handcraft sales by the PCWS handwork group, a wholesome lunch, and much more.

Several times throughout the year, our very active handwork group offers their crafts for sale at our school and elsewhere. Toys, knit and felted apparel, household and decorative items, and other unique, handmade items are available.

Please check our calendar for each of these events.  Our Parents Association is hard at work planning events for the 2015-2016 school year.  More details will be updated in this space and on our calendar soon!


Support the Potomac Crescent Annual Fund while you do your day-to-day shopping!

Amazon Smile – Amazon donates .5% of most purchases made through their charitable giving website, smile.amazon.com.  Simply select PCWS as your charity, and make your next Amazon purchase through smile.amazon.com.  To learn more, visit http://smile.amazon.com/about.
Mighty Nest – Mighty Nest donates 15% of all purchases to your selected school.  Designate PCWS as your school selection before you check out!  Visit http://mightynest.com
thredUP – thredUP is an online consignment shop donating 5% of all purchases made to your designated school through October 15, 2015.  Select PCWS as your designated school, and start some back-to-school shopping!   https://www.thredup.com/schools/129460
Grocery Store Savings Programs – PCWS has linked up with many area grocery store chains to participate in their fundraising programs.
    • Harris Teeter PCWS Account Number is 6246.  
The Harris Teeter Together in Education Program runs from August through May of each year. Harris Teeter donates a percentage of purchases of Harris Teeter products to schools. Each fall, shoppers must re-link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the school of their choice.
    • Giant Food
 PCWS Account Number is 05329.  
.  This program runs from October through April. Shoppers may designate their school and link it to their Giant bonus card by going on-line or stopping by the store’s customer service desk.  Note:  Shoppers must re-activate their card each year for this program.
    • Safeway 
PCWS Account Number is 500004998
.  www.escrip.com
.  The Safeway Club Card for Education Program runs from October through May. It is managed by Escrip.


  • Stephanie Hanson, PCWS Development Coordinator, stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org
  • Ashwini Deshpande, PCWS Board Member and Current Parent, Oak Tree
  • Michael Nakamoto, PCWS Board Member and Current Parent, Oak Tree & Parent/Child
  • Barbara Schroeder, PCWS Board Member and Current Grandparent, 1st Grade
  • Kimble Snyder, PCWS Board Member and Current Parent, Parent/Infant

We also thank our very dedicated parents who volunteer their expertise, skills, and time to support development efforts at our school.  We could not accomplish what we do without them.