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Application Process

Sweet Pea (Parent-Child) Class Admissions. Children ages 10 months (by September 1) and older can attend these two hour classes, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Classes meet once or twice a week. Sessions begin each fall.  Registration in the Parent-Child class is first come, first served based on space availability in the class – please call the Admissions Office to schedule a tour and join the waitlist. 

Click here to start the application for admission for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12  

 

High School Admissions:

  1. First prospective students and their parents should attend a school tour.
  2. Complete the application,  pay the $100.00 application fee, and submit the transcript request form, recommendations and any supporting documentation as detailed in the on-line admissions application.  Please have the applicant’s current Math teacher and English teacher send the completed recommendation form  directly to the address on the form. Providing the teachers with stamped and addressed envelopes often expedites the process.
  3. After we receive the completed application and all requested documents, you will be contacted to arrange a meeting with the high school pedagogical chair (only parents attend this meeting).
  4. Qualified applicants will  be invited to experience the high school day at PWS. The visit day may include student assessments.
  5. Following the visit, the high school faculty including the pedagogical chair meets with the Director of Admissions and the faculty makes an admissions decision through consensus.  You will be notified of the decision in writing.

Applicants are offered available space in a grade based on the admissions decision and priority level; highest priority is given to siblings of current students, children of faculty and staff, students transferring from other Waldorf schools, referrals from current families and families on the waitlist, in that order.

 Middle School (grades six through eight) Admissions:

  1. First parents should attend a school tour.
  2. Complete the application, pay the $100.00 application fee, submit transcript request form(s), and any testing or evaluation reports. Please have the applicant’s current Math teacher and English teacher send the completed recommendation form  directly to the address on the form. Providing the teachers with stamped and addressed envelopes often expedites the process.
  3. After we receive the completed application and all requested documents, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the class teacher and another member of the faculty (parents and applicant both attend the interview).  The interview may include a student assessment.
  4. Qualified applicants will be asked to visit the class for at least one school day.  The visit day may include student assessments.
  5. The teachers who meet and/or assess your child on the visit day(s) will provide feedback which will be compiled by the class teacher into a recommendation for admission in a meeting with the Middle School Faculty and our Admissions Committee which is comprised of 3 teachers and the Director of Admissions.  The Middle School Faculty makes an admissions decision through consensus.  You will be notified of the decision in writing.

Applicants are offered available space in a class based on the admissions decision and priority level; highest priority is given to siblings of current students, children of faculty and staff, students transferring from other Waldorf schools, referrals from current families and families on the waitlist, in that order.

Lower School (grades one through five) Admissions:

  1. First parents should attend a school tour.
  2. Complete the on-line application, pay the $100.00 application fee, submit transcript request form(s), and any testing or evaluation reports. Please give your child’s current teacher(s) and head of school the confidential recommendation form(s) to be completed and sent directly to PWS.
  3. After we receive the completed application and all requested documents, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the class teacher and another member of the faculty (parents and applicant both attend the interview).  The interview may include a student assessment.
  4. Qualified applicants will be asked to visit the class for three consecutive school days.  The visit days may include student assessments.
  5. The teachers who meet your child on the visit days will provide feedback which will be compiled by the class teacher into a recommendation for admission to our Admissions Committee which is comprised of 3 teachers and the Director of Admissions.  The Committee reviews all documents and makes an admissions decision on behalf of the entire College of Teachers.  You will be notified of the decision in writing.

Applicants are offered available space in a class based on the admissions decision and priority level; highest priority is given to siblings of current students, children of faculty and staff, students transferring from other Waldorf schools, referrals from current families and families on the waitlist, in that order.

Early Childhood (preschool and kindergarten) Admissions:  Children must be  3 years by September 1 for preschool admission and must be 4 years, 9 months by September 1 to attend kindergarten.

  1. First parents should attend a school tour.
  2. Complete the on-line application, pay the $100.00 application fee and submit any prior school records, recommendation forms and any supporting documentation as detailed in the on-line admissions application.
  3. After we receive the completed application, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the class teacher and another member of the early childhood faculty (parents and applicant attend the interview).
  4. The interviewing teacher(s) will make a recommendation for admission to our Admissions Committee which is comprised of 3 teachers and the Director of Admissions.  The Committee reviews all documents and makes an admissions decision on behalf of the entire College of Teachers.  You will be notified of the decision in writing.

Applicants are offered available space in a class based on the admissions decision and priority level; highest priority is given to siblings of current students, children of faculty and staff, students transferring from other Waldorf schools, referrals from current families and families on the waitlist, in that order.