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ADMISSIONS

a rich, dynamic, and varied education

We are located on a beautiful five-acre campus amidst grassy play spaces, gardens, herbs, wildflowers and plenty of shade trees. We serve over 225 children from birth to eighth grade in our parent child classes, preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school.

Limited space is still available . Apply today!

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The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility; these are the very nerve of education.

Rudolf Steiner

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Application Process

Please note there is limited space available in select grades for the 24-25 school year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows. Please contact our Enrollment Coordinator at enrollment@daviswaldorf.org to inquire about openings in our classes.

Please submit an inquiry, to obtain additional information.

To schedule a Campus Visit, select an upcoming date here.

Applications for the 25-26 will be available in October 2024.

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Admission Requirements

We have three preschool classrooms with 12 children each. Each class consists of children from 2 1/2 – 4 years of age. The number of available preschool spots varies year to year depending on re-enrollment and the number of children advancing to our kindergarten. All preschool children must be potty-trained by the start of school.

Ages
Please see chart above for the current school year and next year. We invite younger children to enroll in our Parent Child Classes designed for children from birth to three years of age and their parents or caregivers.

Preschool Playdate
After your application is received and you have attended a school tour, you will be contacted to schedule a preschool interview/playdate as space allows. This is a required step in the application process and a time for your family to become acquainted with our preschool yard, classrooms, and teachers. Playdates have up to six families participating and will give your child the opportunity to interact with other children in the preschool classroom and/or in the preschool yard.

We have two kindergarten classrooms with 22 children each. Each class consists of children from 4.5-6.5 years of age. Approximately half of the class is in their first year of Kindergarten, and half are in their second year. The number of available kindergarten spots varies year to year depending on re-enrollment and the number of children advancing from our preschool program.

Ages
Please see chart above for the current school year and next year. It is important to note our birth date cut-off is earlier than public schools (May 31st rather than Sep 1st) and a public school grade level may not correspond to a Waldorf grade level.

Interview
After the parents have attended a tour and the application has been processed, the Enrollment Coordinator will schedule an interview for the child and his/her/their parent(s) with our kindergarten teachers. Interviews typically last about 45 minutes.

We have one class per grade with class sizes ranging from 16-24 on average.
Mid-year enrollments are considered on a case-by-case basis if space allows. Children are placed in a grade according to their developmental, academic, age and social needs at the time of enrollment. It is important to note our birth date cut-off is earlier than public schools (May 31st rather than Sep 1st) and a public school grade level may not correspond to a Waldorf grade level. Summer birthday children may be assessed to determine best grade placement.

Interview
After the application has been processed and a space for which the child is qualified is open, the Enrollment Coordinator will schedule an interview for the child with the teachers.

Note: In order to schedule an interview, a confidential evaluation must be submitted by your child’s current/previous teacher. In the event that the former teacher is unavailable, the most recent report card may be substituted.

Student Visit – Grades 2 – 8 Only
After the interview, the student will be invited for a three-day visit with the class.

 

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Admissions Dates & Deadlines

SY: 24-25 Admissions Timeline
New Families

September 1, 2023 – March 1, 2024

Priority applications for the upcoming school year are accepted for admissions. Pending space available, applications are processed on a rolling basis afterward. 

January – March, 2024

Enrollment interviews conducted.
3-day visits for Grades 2-8 are scheduled.

March 1, 2024

Deadline to submit applications for priority consideration in the first round of acceptances. Applications are then accepted on a rolling basis as space allows.

March 11, 2024First round of acceptance letters sent for the child who has completed both their interview and visit appropriate for their grade level.  If we are unable to offer your child placement, we welcome your application for the following school with updated student information. Your application fee is good for two school years.   
March 25, 2024Deadline to submit applications for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) including all supporting documents. Additional TAP applications are accepted on a rolling basis as fund allow. 
May 17, 2024Deadline to withdraw from Enrollment Contract without further financial obligation beyond non-refundable Enrollment Fee.
July 1, 2024Withdrawal on or after this date requires a payment of 6 weeks of tuition and half of the class fund fee. Tuition weeks are weeks school is in session; partial weeks count as full weeks.
July 2024 – May 2025Tuition Collection Period

SY: 24-25 Admissions Timeline
Continuing Families  – Dates TBD

 

Re-Enrollment Contracts released through Blackbaud

 

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) forms available for families with children in Grades K – 8.

 

DUE: Re-Enrollment Contracts with reduced enrollment fee of $300 per family. ($200 for preschool-only families)

 Enrollment Fee returns to $500 per family ($300 for preschool-only families)

 

 

Deadline to submit applications for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and all supporting documents.
 Deadline to withdraw from Enrollment Contract without further financial obligation beyond non-refundable Enrollment Fee.
 Withdrawal on or after this date requires a payment of 6 weeks of tuition and half of the class fund fee. Tuition weeks are weeks school is in session; partial weeks count as full weeks.
 Tuition Collection Period

Outreach Events, Spring 2024

For more information about these events, please visit the School Tours & Events page.

School Tours 
Preschool – 8th Grade

Most Wednesday mornings from 9 – 10 AM. RSVP required.
Walk through the campus, visit classrooms. Ends with a Q+A session with samples of student work.

January 16, 2024

Introduction to Kindergarten
Time TBD, Informational night for parents.  

 

January 17, 2024

Introduction to Grades 1- 8
Time TBD,  Informational night for parents.  

February 2, 2024

Open House: A Walk through the Grades
Time TBD, Visitors welcome.

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Age Cut Offs for School Years by Birth Range

Grade 2024-25
Preschool 6/1/20 - 3/1/22
Kindergarten 6/1/18 - 5/31/20
1 6/1/17 - 5/31/18
2 6/1/16 - 5/31/17
3 6/1/15 - 5/31/16
4 6/1/14 - 5/31/15
5 6/1/13 - 5/31/14
6 6/1/12 - 5/31/13
7 6/1/11 - 5/31/12
8 6/1/10 - 5/31/11
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Tuition & Fees

View information on tuition and fees for the current school year.

Our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is available for low-income families.

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Admissions Policy

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It is the intention and policy of the school to welcome students from the broadest possible range of the social, economic, and cultural spectrum. We seek to admit eligible students of all origins, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, and faiths. A diverse community benefits all of our students, staff and faculty. We offer financial assistance to families who qualify.

 

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Acceptance

Admissions decisions will be communicated by email. Students who are accepted for classes that do not have space will be offered a place in the waiting pool and contacted in the event a space becomes available.

 

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