Admission: Grades 1 - 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 Preschool, 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.

Take a look inside

Space is limited at our Admissions events, and registration is required to attend. Please contact for assistance.

Virtual Info Session
A first step and excellent introductory event before you visit in person for a tour or open house. Join us on Zoom for an overview of Waldorf education, our programs, the admission process and general Q&A. An optional step in our admission process.

  • Sept. 25, 12 - 1pm
  • Oct. 30, 6 - 7pm
  • Nov. 27, 12 - 1pm

Belonging at SF Waldorf (DEIB event)
You belong here. Join a circle of current faculty, staff and parents to hear more about how SF Waldorf promotes a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in both academics and the school community. An optional step in our admission process.

  • Nov. 18, 10am - 12pm

Open House
Visit our campus on a weekend, experience our classrooms, and hear directly from teachers about our unique Waldorf curriculum. Open Houses are for adults only. Attendance at either a tour or open house is a required step in our admission process so choose whichever best fits your schedule.

  • Nov. 4, 10am - 12pm
  • Jan. 7, 10am - 12pm

Parent Tour
Visit our classrooms on a weekday morning and see students and teachers in action. Tours are for adults only. Attendance at either a tour or open house is a required step in our admission process so choose whichever best fits your schedule.

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30am

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.  

  • Nov. 9, 12-1pm
  • Jan. 11, 6-7pm

Application Process

  STEP 1  |  INQUIRE  

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


  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.

  STEP 3  |  APPLY 

Submit an application form for the 2024-2025 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. Applications are due on January 16, 2024.


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
Preschool - Gr. 8 Admission Director

Zerreen Kazi
Preschool - Gr. 8 Admission Associate

K & GS Virtual Tour