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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 visit the school to learn more about Waldorf education and the philosophy that supports and enlivens it. Please refer to our website for the dates of our parent information sessions and tours. Please contact our Enrollment Director,  Stacey Alston, by e-mail salston@waldorfatlanta.org or by phone at 404-377-1315 x1 to make a reservation.

 

NOTE: We continue to accept a limited number of applications for the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in immediate enrollment, please contact Stacey Alston at salston@waldorfatlanta.org to inquire about available space in our classes. The 2019-20 WSA application is available online.

 

For families interested in enrolling for the school year 2020-21, we have a new application process that will launch in November 2019. Our school has partnered with Ravenna in our application process. We invite you to begin exploring our school by completing a profile through Ravenna. We will be corresponding with all prospective families once our application is available. 

 

The Waldorf School of Atlanta does not discriminate against candidates for admission on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability status, as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Admission Checklist
Note: All necessary materials can be downloaded in electronic format by clicking on the links in the checklist below or visiting our Forms page.
 
PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN
 

____ Complete the application online, 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.

____ Attend the meeting for prospective preschool/kindergarten parents on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7pm.

____ Bring your child to the observation morning on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 - 11am. A continental breakfast and school information will be shared with the adults while the teachers are working with the children in the classroom.

____ To apply for financial aid, please consult the Tuition Assistance tab for more information. The deadline is February 14, 2020.

Notification Date
Decision letter and contracts will be e-mailed on April 4, 2020 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 16, 2020. 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, 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.

____ 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 financial aid, please consult the Tuition Assistance tab for more information. The deadline is February 14, 2020.

Notification Date
Decision letter and contracts will be e-mailed on April 4, 2020 and will be due back, with the initial payment, on April 16, 2020. These dates are set annually by the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).
Application Schedule
Key Dates for Prospective Families
  • Application deadline has passed but we are still accepting applications for available spaces for the 2019-20 school year.
  • February 14, 2020 - application deadline for 2020-21 school year
  • Notification of Acceptance for 2020-21: April 4, 2020
  • Signed Enrollment Contract / Initial Payment Due: April 16, 2020