Application Forms

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!


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AGE GUIDELINES FOR 2019-2020

Parent-Child classes for 18* - 36 months of age: birth date before March 1, 2018. *earlier if children are walking

Three- or Four-Day Preschool for 2-4 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2017.

Four- or Five-Half Day Outdoor Kindergarten for 4-6 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2015.

Full Day Outdoor Kindergarten for 5-6 year olds: on or after 5th birthday.

1st Grade for 6-7 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2013.

2nd Grade for 7-8 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2012.

3rd Grade for 8-9 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2011.

4th Grade for 9-10 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2010.

5th Grade for 10-11 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2009.

6th Grade for 11-12 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2008.

7th Grade for 12-13 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2007.

8th Grade for 13-14 year olds: birth date before May 31, 2006.

 

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, with a May 31st birthday cut off. Children must be six by the preceding May 31st to enter the first grade, and so on up the grades.

On occasion we will consider and place children into an older or younger class. Placement 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. The are also challenged in picking up new language, movement and craft classes.