Admissions Procedures

Toddler (2-3.5 years)

The admissions procedure for the Toddler class includes the following steps:

  1. School Tours, Observations in Classrooms: Parents begin the process by touring our school with our Enrollment Director. OR Open Houses: Families of prospective Early Childhood applicants are invited to attend an Open House during which the children can explore our classrooms and parents can visit with a faculty member.
  2. Application: Parents submit to CWS: a completed Application for Admission; a nonrefundable $50 application fee; a recent photo of the applicant; and a teacher recommendation. Note: if CWS will be the child’s first experience outside of the home, a recommendation is not needed. To apply, click the link below:
    Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com
  3. Student Visit: The child comes for a 30 minute visit one morning, with a parent or guardian, in the classroom.
  4. Notification: Upon completion of the admissions process, the family will be notified of our admissions decision and the appropriate enrollment forms will be provided for all accepted Toddler class applicants.
Nursery (3 or 5 day, 3-4 years)

The admissions procedure includes the following steps: (1) Tour (2) Application (3) Student Visit (4) Notification

  1. School Tours, Observations in Classrooms: Parents begin the process by touring our school with our Enrollment Director. Tours are conducted on Thursdays at 8:30am. Other arrangements can be made upon request. OR Open Houses: Families and prospective Early Childhood applicants are invited to attend an Open House during which the children can explore our classrooms and parents can visit with a faculty member.
  2. Application: Parents submit to CWS all 4 of the following: (1) a completed Application (using the TADS link below); (2) a nonrefundable $50 application fee; (3) a recent photo of the applicant; (4) and a teacher recommendation from any school or program that the child has attended. Note: if CWS will be the child’s first experience outside of the home, a recommendation is not needed. To apply, click the link below:
    Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com
  3. Family Interview and Scheduling of Student Visit: Upon receipt of all completed forms and fees, the Enrollment director will contact the family to arrange a student visit. Student visits are scheduled to include several applicants in a group playtime experience; they last approximately half an hour. The teacher may also request a separate phone call or meeting with the parents.
  4. Notification: Upon completion of the admissions process, the family will be notified of our admissions decision and the appropriate enrollment.
Mixed-Age Kindergarten (5 days, 3-6 years)

The admissions procedure includes the following steps: (1) Tour (2) Application (3) Student Visit (4) Notification

  1. School Tours, Observations in Classrooms: Parents begin the process by touring our school with our Enrollment Director. Tours are conducted on Thursdays at 8:30am. Other arrangements can be made upon request. OR Open Houses: Families and prospective Early Childhood applicants are invited to attend an Open House during which the children can explore our classrooms and parents can visit with a faculty member. Contact the school office to register for upcoming Open House dates.
  2. Application: Parents submit to CWS all 4 of the following: (1) a completed Application (using the TADS link below); (2) a nonrefundable $50 application fee; (3) a recent photo of the applicant; (4) and a teacher recommendation from any school or program that the child has attended. Note: if CWS will be the child’s first experience outside of the home, a recommendation is not needed. To apply, click the link below:
    Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com
  3. Family Interview and Scheduling of Student Visit: Upon receipt of all completed forms and fees, the Enrollment director will contact the family to arrange a student visit. Student visits are scheduled to include several applicants in a group playtime experience; they last approximately half an hour. The teacher may also request a separate phone call or meeting with the parents.
  4. Notification: Upon completion of the admissions process, the family will be notified of our admissions decision and the appropriate enrollment.
Grades 1-8

The admissions procedure includes 5 steps:

  1. School Tour OR Observation Morning
  2. Application: Parents submit an Application for Admission along with a $50 non-refundable application fee, all transcripts, and a current photograph. To apply, click the link below:
    Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com
  3. Student Visit: Upon receipt of all completed forms and fees, the Enrollment Director will contact the family to schedule further admissions appointments. A 2-3 day student visit will be scheduled for applicants to the grade school.
  4. Parent-Teacher Meeting: At the conclusion of the student visit, the teacher will meet with the parents to summarize the visit.
  5. Notification: Upon completion of the admissions process, the Enrollment Director will send a letter to the family informing them of the school’s decision.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any further questions about the Admissions and Enrollment process, please contact our Enrollment Director at:

434-973-4946 ext.102
enrollment@cwaldorf.org