Admission: High School

The San Francisco Waldorf High School Admission team is excited to present our school as an option for your student and family. Educating and empowering young people is possibly the most important thing we as a community can do. School is not just about academically preparing students for the future. It is also about nurturing and educating young people to ultimately become leaders and participants in our common human experience. At San Francisco Waldorf High School, education is beyond college prep—it is life prep. We strive to support each unique student with their intellectual, social, and emotional development through critical and imaginative thinking, creativity, balance, relationships, compassion, and courage. We are a school that is small by design, where every teacher knows every student and deep lasting friendships are nurtured between students across the grades.

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Application Process

  STEP 1  

Submit an Inquiry form to sign up for Admission Events including Virtual Information Sessions, Open Houses, Campus Tours, Student Panels, and Parent Ambassador Chats. 

  STEP 2  

Attend an Admission Event. We encourage families to attend as many events as possible to better understand our program.

Virtual Info Session 
(required)
6:00-7:30pm

This virtual event is an opportunity to hear from our school leadership about our program, curriculum, and student life. You will also receive information regarding the admission process and the school community. Q & A to follow.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Thursdays, Oct. 6 & 20
Thursday, Nov. 10
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Tuesday, Dec. 13

Campus Tour
9:00-10:30am

Visit us on our High School Campus! On this tour you will observe classes in action and explore the campus. We will end the tour with a Q & A session. 
Fridays, Sept. 30 & Oct. 21
Thursday, Nov. 17

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Night
6:00-7:30pm

Prospective families will have the opportunity to learn about how the school promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in both academics and the school community.
Monday, Nov. 14

Open House
Join us for a detailed look into what it's like to be a student at SF Waldorf High School. You will hear from the administrative team, sit in on sample lessons, meet with a panel of current students, and end with an opportunity to speak with faculty members from all departments. 
Sunday, Oct. 23, 10am-1pm
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6-8pm

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, 6 PM                       
Nov. 10, 6 PM
Dec. 1, 6 PM
Jan. 12, 6 PM

  STEP 3  

Submit an application form. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2023. Check back mid-September for the updated form. Meanwhile, for step by step information about the application requirements, take a look at the Application Process Checklist

Admission decisions will be sent via email in March.

Affording an SFWS education

If you'd like to be considered for an Equitable Tuition Rate, complete a FACTS application by January 12, 2023. Admission decisions are not based on a family's financial circumstances and made separate from an Equitable Tuition Program application.

Meet our team

Robyn Mandel
HS Admission Director

Anamaria Isaacs
HS Admission Associate

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HS Virtual Tour

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