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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 complete our ONLINE INQUIRY FORM and someone from the Admissions Office will reach out to schedule an introduction.  At the introduction you and your child will meet the teacher, hear about our program and explore the classroom.  Following the introduction you may register for an available space or join the wait list. 

Click here to start the application to 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 an interview with two of our high school teachers (both the student and parents should come to the interview).
  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 interviewing teachers and the pedagogical chair meets with the Director of Admissions and makes an admissions decision through consensus on behalf of the entire College of Teachers.  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.  The recommendation from the class teacher will be shared with the Middle School Faculty and the Admissions Committee which is comprised of 4 teachers and the Director of Admissions.  An admissions decision will be made through consensus of the Middle School Faculty and the Admissions Committee 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.

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 4 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 the Admissions Committee which is comprised of 4 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.