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 2014-2015

We encourage parents of children 18 months to 18 years old who are interested in the Emerson Waldorf School to complete our Online Inquiry Form. The application due date for 2014-2015 school year has passed for our initial round of admissions; however, we often accept students when there are still spots available after the deadline and welcome applications at any time.

STEP 1 - Complete the Online Inquiry

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 and the High School Open House.  For these event dates, click here to view the Visit page.

STEP 3 - Complete the the Online Application

STEP 4 - Submit the Reference(s) and Transcripts (if applicable)

STEP 5 - Schedule classroom visit and parent interview

Please complete the online application from the navigation bar "Apply Now." 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…

  • 2.5 and potty trained by the start of school for Nursery (i.e.. Preschool)
  • 5  2nd year Kindergarten
  • 6  First grade
  • 7  Second grade
  • 8  Third grade
  • 9  Fourth grade
  • 10 Fifth grade
  • 11 Sixth grade
  • 12 Seventh grade
  • 13 Eighth grade (we do not accept applications for 8th grade without administrative permission)
  • 14 Ninth grade
  • 15 Tenth grade
  • 16 Eleventh grade
  • 17 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