Elementary & Middle School

How to Apply


Admission process for grades 1 – 8.

Attend a Tour

Attend a Grades 1 – 5 School Tour & Waldorf Introduction and/or a Middle School Parent & Student Tour. 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 – 5 School Tours are on our Los Altos campus 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 – 5 School Tour 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 the Attend a Tour page.


Click here for more information on our application and enrollment process.

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 consists of an online application and a non-refundable $100 application fee.

Application Submission

For the 2021-2022 school year, in response to the COVID-19 situation, we have moved to rolling admissions. You may apply at any time.

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 admissions@waldorfpeninsula.org.

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) 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.