Hello and Welcome!
Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. When you visit our classrooms, meet our faculty, and see our students in action, we know you’ll agree that Waldorf Education is unique, just like your child. Our PWS teachers foster tomorrow’s leaders by giving students a foundation where they understand the interconnected nature of everything. We foster creative, critical thinkers who can think outside the box, are aware of their gifts and talents, and are able to be in their skin and have a moral compass to prepare their brain and spirit to move around the planet bringing their whole selves. To find out if Pasadena Waldorf School is right for your child, please visit us. You’ll begin to see what makes the Pasadena Waldorf School different from all other schools. You’ll start to see and feel all the reasons there are to choose a Waldorf Education when you meet our talented and dedicated teachers, talk to our active and involved parent community, and meet some of our wonderful students.
First Steps – Introduce Yourself
Complete an Inquiry Form
Complete an INQUIRY FORM to let us know more about your family, request additional information, and find out about upcoming Admissions events.
Attend a Tour or Open House (required for application)
High School Open Houses are held on a Saturday in October, November, and January. They offer a full program overview and include sample interactive classes for both students and adults, tours, refreshments, and a chance to hear from faculty, staff, and current students. Sign up for a High School Tour 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 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 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 to find out more about how Waldorf Education benefits children’s social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Sign up for a Preschool Open House 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. All Sweet Pea classes are full for the 2019-20 school year.
Next Steps – Apply
Submit Online Application
Create an account on Pasadena Waldorf School’s ADMISSION 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 by 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.
For Grades K-8, please upload the past three years reports/report cards
For Grades 9-12, please 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 that this is not a guarantee of entry.
An interview will be scheduled for the student (and their parents in Preschool through Grade 8) by the Admission Office after completed application, transcripts, and recommendations have been reviewed. This is a required event.
After the interview, Grade 2 through Grade 8 applicants may be invited for a Three Day Visit with the class.