Hello and Welcome!
Due to the COVID-19 school closure, we cannot offer tours or open houses. The video montage below is a glimpse into how PWS students are currently learning. We invite families to talk with Diane LaSalle, Admissions Director, to answer your questions, find out more about our school, and discuss the best next steps forward. Schedule a call here.
Beyond The Classroom
First Steps - Introduce Yourself
Complete an Interest Form
Complete an INTEREST FORM to let us know more about your family and gain access to the Admission Portal.
Attend a Tour or Open House (required for application)
Virtual Tours Are Available!
High School Open Houses are held on a Saturday in October, November, and January. They are a full-program overview and include sample interactive classes for both students and adults, tours, refreshments, and offer a chance to hear from faculty, staff, and current students. Sign up for a High School Tour your Admission Portal or from our Tours page
Lower School Tours (Kindergarten through Grade 8) are held October through January at 8:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Tours give parents a peek into a Waldorf Kindergarten and a first-hand look at classes in Grades 1 - 8. 8:45 a.m. tours will visit students in their daily Main Lesson, which is a concentrated morning academic period scheduled in blocks; subjects include the sciences, mathematics, and humanities. 10:30 a.m. tours will visit subject classes which may include world languages, games, handwork, woodwork, movement, play practice, chorus, or music. Sign up for a Lower School Tour from your Admission Portal or from our Tours page
Preschool Open Houses are held monthly on Saturday mornings throughout the year. They are a chance for you and your child to explore the beautiful classrooms and yards and find out more about how Waldorf education benefits children's social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Sign up for a Preschool Open House from your Admission Portal or from our Tours page
Parent Child (Sweet Pea) Class Meet-and-Greets are held weekly during the school year for children who will be 10 - 36 months in September. Visit the Sweet Pea classroom and meet with Ms. Adrienne to learn more about this lovely introduction to Waldorf education. Virtual meetings will be available soon.
Next Steps - Apply
Submit Online Application
After you fill our an Interest Form you will receive an email to create an account on Pasadena Waldorf School's ADMISSIONS PORTAL
Complete and submit an application. The portal will allow you to edit, review, and save an application form until you are ready to submit. Be sure to complete all required sections of the Admission Portal.
Letters of Recommendation
For Preschool to Grade 6, we need to receive a Teacher and Head of School Recommendation Form.
For Grades 7-12, Recommendation Forms must be submitted by your child's current main, English and math teachers as well as by the Head of School.
These forms can be emailed through your Admission Portal or are downloadable from the list below.
Upload Reports or Request Transcripts
In addition to the online application, class reports/transcripts are required.
First, upload the past three years reports/report cards.
Next, download the Release of Records and take to your current school. Transcripts can be mailed, or emailed directly to Admissions@pasadenawaldorf.org
Submit your $100 application fee. Note - this is not a guarantee of entry.
Interview - (Virtual Interview will be scheduled)
An interview will be scheduled for the student (and their parents in Preschool through Grade 8) by the Admissions Office after completed application, transcripts, and recommendations have been reviewed. This is a required event.
Student Visit (No student visits will be scheduled until campus re-opens)
After the interview, the student may be invited for a one to three day visit with the class. (2nd through 8th grades only)
Applications accepted throughout the year dependent on space availability in the class. Class visits for grades 2-8 need to be completed by Friday May 22, 2020.