Application Process

First Steps—Explore

Complete an Inquiry Form

Complete our inquiry form and sign up to schedule a Parent Tour, Open House, Student Visit or request additional information about our high school. We look forward to learning more about your student and family. If you are interested in inquiring about admissions after the application deadline has passed, please contact our Admissions Office directly at

Inquire - VISIT

Parent Tours

Parent Tours are held on Wednesday mornings, starting in September through early January, from 8:30 am to 10 am. Tours give parents a first-hand look at high school Main Lesson classes in progress. Main Lesson is a concentrated morning academic period scheduled in blocks; subjects include the sciences, mathematics, and humanities.

Fall Parent Tours, September through January, are reserved for parents of 8th grade students and potential high school transfer students.

Parent Tours begin on September 11, 2019.

Schedule a TOUR

Student Visit

Student visits are scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with some exceptions, from September through mid-January. The visit day runs from 8:00 am to approximately 1:45 pm with lunch provided. Please note that Student Visits are reserved for current 8th grade students and potential transfer students.

Student visitors are paired with a Student Ambassador while attending a number of classes, meeting students and teachers, and having lunch together. Visiting students follow their host's class schedule during their visit. Please let the Admissions Office know ahead of time if a visitor is interested in attending a specific class—mathematics, languages, music, etc. We'll do our best to accommodate requests.

Student visitors also write a brief essay and participate in one-on-one or small group interviews with our Admission Director.

Student Visits begin September 10, 2019.

Schedule a Student Visit

Open House

Attending an Open House in the fall gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to explore the school together, meet teachers, attend sample classes, and hear from a panel of current students, alumni and faculty.

Open Houses | Fall 2019
Sunday, October 20 | 1 - 4pm
Saturday, November 16 | 1 - 4pm

Schedule an Open House

Special Admission Events

As part of our efforts to build an inclusive community, San Francisco Waldorf School welcomes parents and students to our Special Admission Events. You will have the opportunity to meet and engage with current Waldorf families to learn about the school, the admission process, and the affordable tuition program.

October 7, 6-7 pm | Asian American Families Night
October 28, 6-7 pm | Latino American Families Night
November 4, 6-7 pm | African American Families Night

All interested families are welcome to attend all our Admission Events. If you have questions, please contact our Admission Team.

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Next Steps—Apply

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 is January 9, 2020

Create an account on San Francisco Waldorf School's Admission and Enrollment Portal.

Complete and submit an application. The portal will allow you to edit, review, and save an application form until you are ready to submit.

Application deadline is January 9, 2020

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Parent Meeting with Admission Director

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your child's interests, learning styles, and hopes for high school. As an optional part of the application process, most often the Admission Director will reach out to schedule an individual parent meeting, usually in mid to late January after a student application is complete, or nearly complete.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

San Francisco Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, handicap, or any other legally protected status. This policy of non-discrimination covers school programs and activities, including, but not limited to academic admission, financial aid, educational services, and employment.

Principles of Good Practice

As a long-standing member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA), San Francisco Waldorf School adheres to the Principles of Good Practice.

Admission Office

Serving Grades 9-12

Renita LiVolsi
Admission Director

Anamaria Isaacs
Admission Associate