“I am confident that the education they have received will make them individuals who can and will take the time to think for themselves and inspire and lead others.”
Thank you for your interest in the White Mountain Waldorf School. The admissions process addresses the parents’ need to gain a full picture of our program and also allows the teachers to evaluate the student’s needs. The instructions below will guide you through the admissions process.
Parent Visit: We invite parents to visit our 75-acre campus on one of the mornings we offer tours. Parents will visit several classes and then join a staff member for a question/discussion session. Families new to Waldorf education find this glimpse into our classrooms very informative. Those parents interested in our Early Childhood programs may opt to tour just the Early Childhood buildings. Tours are scheduled during the school year every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00am. Please call to register or to set up a more convenient time to come in. Tours are also given by appointment throughout the summer.
Application Submission: We accept applications throughout the year and are open to the possibility of a student joining mid-year, as long as space is available. We request this application prior to the Parent-Teacher Information Session and Class Visit. A $40 non-refundable application fee payable to White Mountain Waldorf School is required.
Parent-Teacher Information Session: After receiving the application, we will call you to arrange a parent-teacher interview and a time for our teachers to meet your child.
School Records For Elementary & Middle School students: Complete the Records Request Form and submit it to the White Mountain Waldorf School for processing. If your child is in the Elementary or Middle grades, the school must receive the records prior to the Class Visit.
Class Visit: Grade school students applying during the school year must visit the classroom prior to acceptance. The class visit is scheduled for three to five consecutive days.
Assessment: The teacher will meet with your child individually to assess his/her developmental readiness for the class, either during the Class Visit or at another scheduled meeting.
Follow-up Meeting with Parents: The teacher will share with parents her/his observations during the class visit and assessment, and answer any questions the parents may have.
Admission Decisions: Parents are notified, by telephone or in writing, of the admission decision after completing the above steps. For students in grades 1-8, the decisions are based on the class visit, the application and supporting documents, the interview and the particular needs of the class for which the child is applying, as well as available space.
Enrollment Contract: Applications are considered complete when we receive the signed Enrollment Contract and registration fee.