The priority application deadline for new families is in March each year. We accept applications on a rolling basis for all programs as space permits. If a class is full, your application will be held in our wait pool.
To determine which of our programs would be best for your child, see the age guidelines below, print out the appropriate application forms, any additional record requirements, and return them to the school office. Thank you for your interest!
Parent-Child Application (plus $25.00 fee)
Preschool & Kindergarten Application (plus $50.00 fee)
1st Grade Application (plus $150.00 fee)
2nd-8th Grade Application (plus $150.00 fee)
Transcript Release Form (2-8 grade applicants only)
Teacher Questionnaire (grades applicants only)
Parent-Child classes for 18 - 36 months of age: birth date before March 1, 2016.
Two-Day Preschool for 2-3 year olds: birth date before March 30, 2015.
Mixed-Age Preschool & Kindergarten for 3-6 year olds: birth date before September 1, 2014.
1st Grade for 6-7 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2011.
2nd Grade for 7-8 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2010.
3rd Grade for 8-9 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2009.
4th Grade for 9-10 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2008.
5th Grade for 10-11 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2007.
6th Grade for 11-12 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2006.
7th Grade for 12-13 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2005.
8th Grade for 13-14 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2004.
The Waldorf curriculum is designed to meet the children at their developmental age level. Children entering a Waldorf grades program are slightly older than in other schools. First grade is geared for late six to seven year olds, and children must be six by the preceding May 31st to enter the first grade. This continues up the grades.
We carefully consider the individual needs of children with late spring and summer birth dates and may recommend placement of a younger or older child in a class. Placement of children into older grades classes is determined on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the child's social, emotional and academic maturity.
Additional assessments may be requested to help determine the best placement. In some cases, children entering from other schooling systems may be asked to "repeat" a grade. In our experience, the children rarely find this repetitive, as the Waldorf curriculum is diverse and varied, presenting material in ways children have not experienced before.