Admissions Process

We accept applications on a rolling basis until our program is full. If a wait list is necessary, the school will consider those students from the wait list who will help establish/maintain a balanced classroom community when space becomes available.

Grade School

Visit
We invite you to attend one of our scheduled Enrollment Events (link to page) to learn more about Waldorf education in general, and River Valley Waldorf School, in particular.

Application
Once you have attended an Enrollment Event, you are welcome to complete and return an admissions application, together with the $40 application fee for your child. The Confidential Teacher Reference form and Admissions Records Release forms are also required at this time.
Grade School Application (pdf)
Confidential Teacher Reference form (pdf)
Applications Records Release form (pdf)

Admissions Meeting/Visit
The class teacher will contact you to schedule a parent meeting and 3-5 day classroom visit for your child.

Acceptance
You will be notified of our acceptance decision generally within 2 weeks of the completion of the admissions process.

Enrollment
To accept the offer of admission, return the signed enrollment contract and the non-refundable $500 deposit within 2 weeks. The deposit is credited toward your child’s tuition.

Preschool & Kindergarten

Visit
We invite you to attend one of our scheduled Enrollment Events (link to page) to learn more about Waldorf education in general, and River Valley Waldorf School, in particular.

Application
Once you have attended an Enrollment Event, you are welcome to complete and return an admissions application, together with the $40 application fee for your child. If he or she is currently enrolled in another program, the Confidential Teacher Reference form and Admissions Records Release forms are also required.
Early Childhood Application (pdf)
Confidential Teacher Reference form (pdf)
Applications Records Release form (pdf)

Admissions Meeting/Visit
An early childhood teacher will contact you to schedule a meeting (nursery & mixed-age kindergarten) and 1-3 day classroom visit (mixed-age kindergarten only).

Acceptance
You will be notified of our acceptance decision generally within 2 weeks of the completion of the admissions process.

Enrollment
To accept the offer of admission, return the signed enrollment contract and the non-refundable $500 deposit within 2 weeks. The deposit is credited toward your child’s tuition.

Visit here for information on Tuition Assistance.

Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment Guidelines

Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 1:00pm, or 3:15pm.
Afterschool care is available until 5:30pm.

The school year begins mid-September and finishes in early June.

  • Children are first eligible to enroll at 2 years 9 months.
  • A limited number of 2-day spots may be available for children who are 2 ¾ years of age, otherwise they may enroll 3 or more days per week.
  • Children who turn 3 by June first are enrolled 3 or more days per week.
  • Children who turn 4 by June first are enrolled 4 or more days per week.
  • Children who turn 5 by June first are enrolled 5 days per week.

We offer the option of full or half day enrollment.

 

River Valley Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnic background, sexual identity, or national origin in the admission of students, in financial aid grants or in any program offered.