Admission process for grades 1 – 8.

Attend a Tour

Choose between a Tuesday Grades 1 – 8 Curriculum Overview and Parent Tour or Wednesday Middle School Parent & Student Tour – or join us for both. During the tours you will hear about the curriculum and program, meet teachers, and visit classes in session. Tours conclude with a Q&A session.

Grades 1 – 8 Introduction & Tours  are in Los Altos and for parents only. Babies in arms are welcome.

Middle School Tours are in Mountain View. You are welcome to bring your student who is currently in grades 5 through 7 to one of our Middle School Tours. An important overview of the Waldorf curriculum is offered on our Grades 1 – 8 Introduction & Tours and we recommend anyone new to Waldorf education attend one of these events first.

To register now, click here, or for details and dates visit Grades 1 – 8 Overview & Tours or Middle School Tours pages.

Which grade to apply for?

Our school follows the developmental philosophy Waldorf Education, therefore children are grouped into grades according to chronological age, as per below.

First grade = 6 years old by June 1st prior to September entry.
Second grade = 7 years…
Third grade = 8 years…
Fourth grade = 9 years…
Fifth grade = 10 years…
Sixth grade = 11 years…
Seventh grade = 12 years…
Eighth grade = 13 years…


An application includes:

  1. An online application and a non-refundable $100 application fee payable through our secure link here.
  2. Completing and returning the family questionnaire, which you will receive via email after submitting your application and fee.
  3. For students applying to grades 2 – 8, a Teacher Recommendation, which you will receive via email after submitting your application and fee, and the last 2 years of report cards.

Application Submission

For the 2017-2018 school year, please complete and submit the application by January 31, 2017. Please note that applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

Applications for current year enrollment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please complete and submit the application as soon as possible or contact our Admissions Office, via phone at 650-209-9404 or email

Interview, Assessments and Shadow Visit

We will contact you after our admissions team reviews the completed application.
The admissions process for grades 2 – 8* is:

  1. An assessment by our Educational Support department
  2. Parent(s) and student interview with the class teacher
  3. A 3 to 5 day classroom “shadow” visit by the student

*For grade 1, a comprehensive First Grade Readiness Assessment replaces steps 1 and 2.


Notification of acceptance will be communicated within 2 weeks of the completion of the shadow visit.

Enrollment Contract

To accept the offer, please return the signed contract along with the non-refundable $1500 enrollment deposit.

Tuition Adjustment Program

If you are interested in our Tuition Adjustment Program, please click here.