Admission Process

We are delighted that you are considering applying for admission to The Waldorf School of Atlanta (WSA). Before submitting an application, all parents are encouraged to first visit the school to learn more about Waldorf education and the philosophy that supports and enlivens it. The dates for the Introduction to Waldorf Education programs are available on our website at www.waldorfatlanta.org. Reserve a space by calling the school office at (404) 377-1315 or contacting Stacey Alston, the Enrollment Director, at salston@waldorfatlanta.org. Personal tours are also available.

The WSA application can be completed online. All of the other application materials are enclosed in this packet. Please use the checklist below if you are applying for enrollment for the Fall of 2016. Inform the Enrollment Director, Stacey Alston, if you are interested in immediate or mid-year enrollment.

Admission Checklist
Note: All necessary materials can be downloaded in electronic format, by clicking on the links in the checklist below, visiting our Applications page, or by downloading the Admissions Packet.

Preschool/Kindergarten


____ Complete the application online by February 25, 2016, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee, and a photograph of your child.
____ Give the Teacher Recommendation form to your child’s current or former teacher to complete and send to WSA.
____ Your family will receive a copy of Waldorf Education: A Family Guide. Please review it prior to the March parent evening.
____ Attend the meeting for prospective preschool/kindergarten parents on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7pm.
____ Bring your child to the observation morning on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9 - 11am. A continental breakfast and school informatin will be shared with the adults while the teachers are working with the children in the classroom.
____ To apply for tuition assistance, please request an application from the school office or download online. The application deadline is February 25, 2016 for the SSS Parent’s Financial Statement and for the Waldorf Tuition Assistance Form with a copy of your filed 2015 federal tax return (including copies of W-2’s, 1099’s, and any attached schedules).

Notification Date
Decision letter and contracts will be mailed on April 1, 2016 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 14, 2016. These dates are set annually by the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).

Elementary and Middle School (Grades 1 to 8)

Most students with varied learning styles are successful at The Waldorf School of Atlanta. While much of the teaching is auditory, we offer a hands-on, experiential curriculum that appeals to visual and kinesthetic learners as well. We expect students in grades four and older to be at or above grade level in academic subjects. While we can accept a few students with learning challenges, we have limited resources as this is not our primary focus. Our larger class sizes, while beneficial for social reasons, can be a detriment to students who need a significant amount of extra learning support.

____ Complete the application online by February 25, 2016, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee, and a photograph of your child.
____ Give the Teacher Recommendation form to your child’s current or former teacher to complete and send to WSA.
____ Give the Records Release form to your child’s current school. They will forward school records to WSA.
____ Your family will receive a copy of Waldorf Education: A Family Guide. Please review it prior to your parent-teacher interview
____ After a review of the paperwork, your child will be scheduled for a two to three day visit, so the teachers can work with him/her in a classroom setting. Older children may also be asked to meet with the class teacher prior to the visit or to come in for a learning assessment.
____ After your child has completed a successful classroom visit, you will be contacted for an interview with the class teacher.
____ To apply for tuition assistance, please request an application from the school office or download online. The application deadline is February 25, 2016 for the SSS Parent’s Financial Statement and for the Waldorf Tuition Assistance Form with a copy of your filed 2015 federal tax return (including copies of W-2’s, 1099’s, and any attached schedules).


Notification Date
Decision letter and contracts will be mailed on April 1, 2016 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 14, 2016. These dates are set annually by the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).

The Waldorf School of Atlanta is committed to having a diverse student body. The school considers applicants for admission without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin.


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