How to Apply

Emerson Waldorf School is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1984. The school welcomes students of all races, colors, religions, national and ethnic origins, and from diverse family and economic backgrounds. We have programs that welcome families and students from birth to 12th grade.

Our School is designed to meet the needs of children with an average and above average range of intellectual, emotional, and physical needs who do not present severe or persistent learning differences or challenges. While our approach appears to offer benefits to students with learning challenges (education through multiple modalities and emphasis on art and music), it has been our experience that the children who thrive in our environment are those who enjoy learning, do well in a auditory learning environment, are responsive to artistically rendering what has been presented orally in the lessons, can work independently and in groups, and can accept responsibility. To read more and view additional resources on this topic click here.

Our Admissions Process for 2015-2016

We encourage parents of children 20 months to 18 years old who are interested in the Emerson Waldorf School to complete our Online Inquiry Form. We encourage applications for the 2015-2016 school year to be submitted no later than February 28, 2015; however, we continue to accept applications as we have space available.  Student classroom visits and parent-teacher interviews are scheduled between January - March 2015.

STEP 1 - Complete the Online Inquiry; once submitted you will have the opportunity to schedule your tour on the next screen.

STEP 2 - Schedule a Campus Tour and meet the Admissions Director, Raelee Peirce

If you have a nursery or kindergarten aged-child, we encourage you to attend an Open House in November or February.  Our tour for Rising 1st grade parents is scheduled in February.  For Rising 2nd-7th grades parents, attend a Campus Tour or Waldorf Education Day.  For High School parents and students, we hope you will plan to attend Waldorf Education Day or attend a Visitor Morning with our High School Coordinator.  For these event dates, click here to view the Events page.

STEP 3 - Complete the the Online Application

STEP 4 - Submit the Reference(s) and Transcripts (if applicable): Reference and Transcript Request Forms will be provided for you via email after the application is submitted

STEP 5 - Schedule classroom visit and parent interview (preferably scheduled between January-March.)

Please complete the online application. The Director of Admissions will be in contact with you upon receipt of your online inquiry and/or application.

Our age cut-off date is June 1st.  A child must be the age listed below by 6/1...

  • 33-45 mos old for Nursery [must be 36 mos & potty trained by September]
  • 4-5 years Kindergarten
  • 6 years First grade
  • 7 years Second grade
  • 8 years Third grade
  • 9 years Fourth grade
  • 10 years Fifth grade
  • 11 years Sixth grade
  • 12 years Seventh grade
  • 13 years Eighth grade 
  • 14 years Ninth grade
  • 15 years Tenth grade
  • 16 years Eleventh grade
  • 17 years Twelvth grade (we do not accept appication for 12th grade without administrative permission)

Watch our DVD on line:  Click here.
Watch our slide show on line:  Click here.

Some of our brochures are also available to download:
EWS brochure
EWS High School brochure
High School Profile