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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. Regularly scheduled tours have ended for enrollment for the  2017-18 school year. Families can continue to visit by appointment. Please call Stacey Alston, our Enrollment Director, at (404) 377-1315 x1060 or email us with your request.
 
NOTE: The application deadline for the 2017-18 school year has passed. However, space is still available in many classes and the school will continue to accept applications.  Please contact Stacey Alston at salston@waldorfatlanta.org to determine space availability.

The WSA application can be completed online. All of the other application materials are attached here. Please use the checklist below if you are applying for enrollment for the Fall of 2017. 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 24, 2017, 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 Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7pm.

____ Bring your child to the observation morning on Friday, March 3, 2017 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 24, 2017 for the SSS Parent’s Financial Statement and for the Waldorf Tuition Assistance Form with a copy of your filed 2016 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 March 31, 2016 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 13, 2017. These dates are set annually by the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).
 

  ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE GRADES (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 24, 2017, 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 24, 2017 for the SSS Parent’s Financial Statement and for the Waldorf Tuition Assistance Form with a copy of your filed 2016 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 March 31, 2017 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 13, 2017. 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.
Application Schedule
Key Dates for Prospective Families
  • Notification of Acceptance - March 31, 2017
  • Signed Enrollment Contract / Initial Payment - April 13, 2017