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 2016-2017

We encourage parents of children ages 3 to 18 years who are interested in the Emerson Waldorf School to complete our Online Inquiry Form. We are still accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school through November 2015.  Applications for 2016-2017 begin in September 2015; student classroom visits and parent-teacher interviews for the 2016-2017 school year are scheduled between February-April 2016.

STEP 1 - Complete the Online Inquiry.

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

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-April.)

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