Davis Waldorf School



Parent Child Application 

Information Packets

Application Procedure

Students are accepted based upon the results of an interview with the class teacher (and a 3-day visit for grades applicants), receipt of previous school records, and compliance with contractual arrangements required by the school. Assessment tests may be administered at the time of the interview. All new students are on a six-week probation period.
  1. The parents/guardians read the materials included in our information packet. 
  2. The parents/guardians attend a campus tour and/or Open House.
  3. The parents/guardians complete and submit an application, confidential student evaluation form from child’s last teacher (Kindergarten-8th grades only), and a photo along with the application fee. The applicant should be age-appropriate for the grade to which they are applying. Applications for fall consideration are accepted beginning in January, and should be submitted as soon as possible. Deadline for application submission for first round of acceptances is March 8. Applications are accepted after that date as space allows.
  4. Our Admissions Director calls to arrange an interview with parents/guardians and child. Enrollment interviews for fall consideration are conducted January through mid-March. Additional interviews are done throughout the year as space permits.
  5. Parents/guardians and child attend the interview with the class teacher.
  6. Children applying for grades 1-8 visit the class for 3 full school days. This does not apply to summer applicants.
  7. Our registrar notifies your family via mail of the interview result.
  8. When an acceptance is made, enrollment materials are included with your letter. You then have two weeks to make a decision and submit the required fees and forms to enroll your child.
If it is determined during the interview that your child/family would not be a good fit for our school, you will receive our regrets via mail. Should our regrets be due to no available spots in the class, we will hold the application in our waiting pool (we do not use a waitlist) and contact you in the event a space opens to arrange another visit.
Please note: Our age cut-off date is June 1st, although occasional exceptions are made for grades children. A child must be…

2 by June 1st for First Year Preschool 
3 by June 1st by Second Year Preschool 
4 by June 1st for First Year Kindergarten 
5 by June 1st for Second Year Kindergarten 
6 by June 1st for 1st grade 
7 by June 1st for 2nd grade 
8 by June 1st for 3rd grade 
9 by June 1st for 4th grade

We are generally able to make a second round of acceptances after our initial enrollment deadline, as some families do not complete the enrollment process. If your family is put in the wait pool and you would like to be considered for the following year’s enrollment, please call the following January to roll the application over to the following year.

Admissions Schedule

for 2019-20 School Year
January–March 8, 2019 
Applications Accepted.  Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Forms available for families with children who will be 5 on or before
September 1, 2019
January–March 2019  Enrollment interviews conducted and class visits for grades students scheduled
February 18–22, 2019 DWS Teacher Training Week, office is closed
March 8, 2019  Applications deadline* 
March 15, 2019  Decisions and enrollment materials sent to new families
March 29, 2019  Enrollment forms, contract and $400 non-refundable 
Enrollment Fee per family ($250 for preschool-only families) is due
April 10, 2019   Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Applications due for families with children who will  be 5 on or before September 1, 2019
April 8–April 19, 2019  DWS Spring Break, office is closed 
*After March 8, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due to space limitations we strongly encourage you to submit your child’s application as soon as possible. However, if you are reading this after March 8, please contact us about openings in specific grades or classes. We accept mid-year enrollments as space allows. Please contact our Admissions Director at 530-753-1651 to inquire about mid-year openings.

Admissions Policy

Our aim is to provide an education which develops a child’s full human potential, thus it is the intention and policy of the school to welcome students from the broadest possible range of the social, economic, and cultural spectrum. 
A diverse community benefits all of our students. We seek to admit eligible students of all origins, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, and faiths. We offer financial assistance to interested families who qualify. The Davis Waldorf School believes no person should be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination of any kind, in any educational program or activity available in the school.

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