Admission: Nursery - Grade 8

We are so pleased you are considering our school and look forward to connecting with you. We care about relationships and believe personal connection starts when you first inquire or visit our campus. Whether you are exploring Nursery, Kindergarten, or Grade School, we want you to understand our mission and values, experience our joyful program, and know what to expect from our admission process. At our school, we know that building healthy habits and healthy rhythms takes time—and so does building relationships. We thank you for taking the time to get to know us and invite you to reach out with any questions. We are here to help every step of the way.

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  STEP 1  |  INQUIRE  

Submit an Inquiry form to get started. This is how you join our email list and sign up for Admission events. Welcome!

  STEP 2  |  VISIT  

We offer a variety of ways to get to know our school, including Virtual Info Sessions, Parent Tours, Open Houses, and Parent Ambassador Chats. See below for descriptions, and pick what feels right for you. 

Virtual Info Sessions
If you would like to learn more about our school before visiting, start with an Info Session with our Admission & Administrative team. Learn more about Waldorf education, hear an overview of our school and the admission process, and bring your questions.
Sept. 26, 6 - 7pm
Oct. 24, 12 - 1pm
Nov. 28, 6 - 7pm
Jan. 9, 12 - 1pm

Equity & Affinity Forum
Meet current parents and learn how the school promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in both academics and the school community.  
Dec. 10, 10 - 11:30am

Parent Tour
If you already know you want to visit, sign-up for a Parent Tour. In addition to an overview of our programs and curriculum, you will see the school day in action. We will visit classrooms, meet teachers, and tour our campus. You are welcome to attend both a tour and an open house—or just choose one.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
October - January
9:00 - 10:30am

Open House
At an Open House, you will meet our wonderful faculty and take a deep dive into Waldorf’s unique approach with your own classroom experience at your child’s entry point (Nursery, Kindergarten or Grades). 
Oct. 15 & Nov. 6
10am - 12pm

Parent Ambassador Chat
Join a group Zoom call with other prospective parents and hear what it is really like to be a part of our Waldorf community. Ask your questions parent-to-parent.  
Oct. 20, noon                        
Nov. 10, 6 PM
Dec. 1, noon
Jan. 12, 6 PM
Feb. 9, noon

  STEP 3  |  APPLY 

Submit an application form for the 2023-2024 school year through our Admission and Enrollment Portal. You will make a password and can track progress through your Portal Checklist. There are different application requirements depending on entry point.

Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (Nursery - 8)
Student Recommendation Forms (K - 8)
Student Transcripts/Records (Grade 1 - 8)

Deadline to APPLY is January 17, 2023. 

  STEP 4  |  SCHEDULE A MEETING 

Schedule a Playdate (Nursery) or a Family Interview (K - Grade 8). We schedule these in-person meetings with teachers from December through February. If you are applying to Grades 1-8, your student will complete a 30-minute assessment at this time, and Student Visit Days may also be requested.

Admission decisions will be sent via email on March 7 for Nursery and March 16 for Kindergarten.

Age Ranges

Affording an SFWS Education

If you'd like to be considered for an Equitable Tuition Rate, complete a FACTS application by January 17, 2023. Admission decisions are not based on a family's financial circumstances and made separate from an Equitable Tuition Program application.

Meet our team

Jessica Eicher
GS Admission Director
415-875-7205

Alyson Dinsmore
GS Admission Associate
415-875-7202

Calendar

K-8 Virtual Tour

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