What People Say
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.
Charles Greenhalgh, Parent


Admissions Process

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.

For all students:

  • 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 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 application fee (payable to White Mountain Waldorf School) is required. To apply to the White Mountain Waldorf School, please fill out the appropriate application. Early Childhood Application / Elementary Application Grades 1-8

  • 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.

For Elementary & Middle School students only:

  • School Records: Complete the Records Request Form and submit it to the White Mountain Waldorf School for processing. 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.

For all students:

  • Admission Decision: Parents are notified, by telephone or in writing, of the admission decision within 1 week after completing the above steps. For students in grades 1-8, the decision is based on the class visit, the application and supporting documents, the interview, and the particular needs and available space of the class for which the child is applying.

  • Enrollment Agreement: Applications are considered complete when we receive the signed Enrollment Agreement and deposit.

  • Smart Tuition: Smart Tuition provides tuition and fee billing services for our school. Please go to our enrollment page to sign up for Smart Tuition. It’s quick and simple and should take you less than ten minutes to enroll.

  • Financial Aid: White Mountain Waldorf School strives to make Waldorf education affordable to all families. Parents applying for Smart Aid are asked to complete and submit the application online after the enrollment application has been completed by May 1st. Late or incomplete applications will be considered only on a case by case basis. Smart Aid will process the application and provide a report to our school. All information submitted will remain confidential and be given full and fair consideration by the Finance Committee. Applications completed and received by the deadline will be given first review and will be notified in writing by June 1st, if the application is approved and the amount of aid to be awarded. Aid is based on income and available funds. A letter to the Finance Committee is also recommended, stating why the family is asking for aid and stating what other ways they can assist the school if aid is awarded.