Applying to Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is an independent, not-for-profit school founded in 1993. Our school welcomes students of all races, colors, religions, national and ethnic origins, and from diverse family and economic backgrounds. We have programs for children from birth to eighth grade.

 

Admission is selective and depends upon space availability, age, and an assessment of the student’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development and needs. 

Nursery and Kindergarten Admissions Steps & Checklist

Application Process:

  • Complete the application via TADS online enrollment. We recommend you complete your application by February 1.

  • Attend a virtual Parent-Teacher Interview with the teacher of the visited class via phone (Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime). 

  • If your child is not currently enrolled in a WSP Early Childhood Program, they must complete a 5–10 minute virtual visit with a teacher via phone (Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime). A member of the Admissions Team will contact you directly to schedule the time.

  • Submit the Student Records Release form (available once you’ve applied through TADS).

 

A completed file includes:
  • a completed application

  • a virtual Parent-Teacher interview

  • a virtual tour or virtual Open House

  • a child’s classroom virtual visit (conversation with teacher)

  • a copy of the applicant’s school records/transcripts, if applicable

 

Determination letters are accepted on a rolling basis for the 2020–21 school year, as space is available. If accepted, a 60-day mutual evaluation period will take place beginning on the child's start date in the program or class.

 

Questions?

Please contact Devon Wood, Director of Admissions and Marketing:

dwood@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 224

Admissions Overview & Applications Timeline

When to Apply

Families considering Waldorf Education for their children are asked to submit a completed application, including the $50 application fee, by February 1st of each year for September enrollment. Applications received after this date will be considered if space is available. Applications are good for 2 years and subsequent programs or grades. 

 

Determination letters are sent electronically in March.

 

For more information about the application process, please contact our Director of Admissions and Marketing, Devon Wood, at 412-441-5792, extension 224.

How to Apply

Our school uses an online application service called TADS to process application materials. To apply, please use the link below. Please note, the link is for new student applications only. Returning students reapply via an individual link emailed from TADS.

A Note about Our Application

The application for the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is quite unlike applications for other schools in that it asks questions about the child's birth, early development, and home life — we strive to get to know the whole child. You can expect to spend about an hour completing the application.​

Elementary and Middle School Admissions Steps & Checklist

Application Process:

  • Complete the application via TADS online enrollment. We recommend you complete your application by February 1.

  • Attend a virtual Parent-Teacher Interview with the teacher of the visited class via phone (Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime).

  • Students not currently enrolled in a WSP Early Childhood program must complete:

    • For students applying for 1st Grade: a 1st Grade Readiness Assessment, as determined by faculty.

    • For students applying for 2nd–4th Grades: Faculty may request samples of student work and/or a brief 5-10 minute Virtual Visit.

    • For students applying for 5th–8th Grades: Students will participate in a 3-day virtual visit via our online distance learning platform and/or samples of student work. Also included will be a scheduled virtual social event with a few WSP students and the classroom teacher.

  • Submit the Student Records Release form (available once you’ve applied through TADS).

 
A completed file includes:​
  • a completed application

  • a virtual Parent-Teacher interview

  • a virtual tour or virtual Open House

  • copy of the applicant’s school records/transcripts, if applicable

  • teacher recommendation, if available

  • child’s classroom visit

  • parent-teacher interview

 

Determination letters are accepted on a rolling basis for the 2020–21 school year, as space is available. If accepted, a 60-day mutual evaluation period will take place beginning on the child's start date in the program or class.

 

Questions?

Please contact Devon Wood, Director of Admissions and Marketing:

dwood@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 224

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance and scholarships, or any other programs.

Important Dates

CONTACT
Admissions

Devon Wood 
Director of Admissions

dwood@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 224

Tuition and Financial Aid

Bob Roberson

Director of Business Operations 

broberson@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 225

Giving

Anne Fowler

Community Outreach and Development Coordinator 

afowler@waldorfpittsburgh.org

412.441.5792, ext 235

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Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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