Admissions Information for New Families
Our Admissions process begins with a visit...
(see listing of dates and details in the calendar below)
If you have already visited our campus and want to submit an application, click How To Apply on the left sidebar.
Annual Events …
MAGIC MORNINGS - These are special seasonal events held in September and November beginning with a puppet show at 10:30am for the whole community. From 11am-12pm, we invite parents and their children to visit our classrooms and take the opportunity to speak with our Early Childhood teachers and Admissions Director about our nursery and kindergarten programs.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE - In December, we encourage families to attend our Annual Holiday Faire any time from 10am-4pm. There are wonderful crafts and activities for everyone to enjoy for this festive event. (Registration Not Required, Ticket Sales for Activities on-site).
WALDORF EDUCATION DAY - Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9am-1pm, enrolled parents and prospective parents are invited to experience a morning as a Waldorf student. Choose from an array of classes and workshops facilitated by our faculty from nursery to high school on a variety of topics and skills. From water color painting to Bal-a-Vis-X experience to a Waldorf High School chem or bio class...we will have it all. A grounding experience for our current families to confirm why they are here and an inspiring experience for newbies to understand why Waldorf works!
WHY WALDORF WORKS CAMPUS TOUR There is no better way to learn about Emerson Waldorf than to see it for yourself! We can't wait to show you our beautiful, vibrant campus. Tour the grounds while you learn about the history of Waldorf and feel what its like to be a student here. We're sure that once you have the chance to step into the classrooms, you will want your family to be part of this nurturing, holistic community. The tour is typically scheduled 8:30am-10:30am and begins at the lower elementary school parking lot. This tour is for parents only. The Early Childhood campus, at least 3 lower school grades, with a visit to the high school, woodworking shop, handwork room, and music room will be included. You will receive a packet of information, including an Admissions Process checklist. Click on the "Schedule a Visit" button above for tour registration.
HIGH SCHOOL VISITOR MORNINGS are for parents interested in Grades 9-12 only. This visit is scheduled on an individual basis with inquiring parents and their high school student. Visitor mornings are 8:00am-10:00am Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Observe 3-4 Main Lessons and speak with our College Counselor and High School staff about our program.
Contact Therisa Pienaar, High School Coordinator to schedule a Visitor Morning.
OPEN HOUSES Offered September - March. The following Open House events for 2012-2013 are...
High School Open House – November 7, 2012
All-School Open House – Waldorf Education Day – January 19, 2013 9am-1pm Register Now
Prospective 1st-5th grade Sampler – March 12, 2013 7-9pm
Prospective 6th-8th grade Sampler - March 19, 2013 7-9pm
Please feel free to contact Raelee Peirce, Director of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (919) 967-1858 ext 14 if you have further questions.
Admissions Tour and Events Calendar, 2012-2013
10th Morning Garden Free Introduction and Classroom Tour 9am-10am (nursery)
17th Morning Garden Free Introduction and Classroom Tour 9am-10am (nursery)
1st Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 school year
26th 8:45am-10:30am 1st-8th Grade Campus Tour
26th 1pm-2pm Early Childhood Campus Tour
29th 10:30am-12:30pm Community Puppet Show & New Family Early Childhood Magic Morning
10th 1:30pm-2:30pm Early Childhood Campus Tour
22nd 1-2pm Morning Garden Introduction and Classroom Tour (nursery)
24th 8:30am-10:30am 1st-8th Grade Campus Tour
5th 1-2pm Morning Garden Introduction and Campus Tour (nursery)
7th 7pm High School Open House
10th 10:30am-12:00pm Early Childhood Magic Morning
14th 1:30pm-2:30pm Campus Tour - Pre-K to 1st Grade
28th 8:30am-10:30am Walk Through the Grades 3, 5, 7 & High School
1st 10:00am-4pm Holiday Faire
5th 1:30pm-2:30pm Campus Tour - Pre-K to 1st Grade
12th 8:30am-10:30am Walk Through the Grades 2, 4, 6 & High School
9th 8:30am-10:30am Walk Through the Grades 1, 5, 8, & High School
19th Waldorf Education Day (Early Childhood-High School Parent Workshops)
24th 1:30pm-2:30pm Campus Tour - Pre-K to 1st Grade
8th 2013-2014 Application Deadline
12th Walk Through the Grades 1-8 8:30am-10:30am
15th Walk Through the Grades 1-8 9am-10:30am
1st-2nd Heart of Discipline Conference with Sharifa Oppenheimer
5th Prospective Kindergarten Parents Introduction 7-8:30pm
8th-9th AWSNA Regional Conference: What Makes a Waldorf Student Unique with Jack Petrash
12th Prospective 1st-5th grade Sampler Evening 7-9pm
19th Prospective 6th-8th grade Sampler Evening 7-9pm
1st Decision Notifications Deadline
15th New Enrollment Deadline