Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s international program prepares students from around the world to succeed in college and in life. International students achieve fluency in English, gain a strong academic background and develop an understanding of American culture.
International students are welcome to apply for grades 9, 10, or 11, where curriculum, faculty, staff and our homestay program will support them. We do not accept applications from international students below grade 9, unless the student will be living with their parents full time in the local community, and speak and write English fluently. For more information about admissions for Nursery through grade 8, please see our Elementary & Middle School Admissions Page for more information or contact our Nursery – Grade 8 Admissions Director, Ashley Brickeen.
We prefer that students apply for admission into grade 9 or 10. Students who are applying to grades 10, 11 or 12 are required to provide a translated copy of academic records for high school equivalent education in a foreign country. Please have your records translated to English.
Below are the steps of the International Program admission process for High School.
1. Complete our Online Application Form. Please select “Waldorf School of the Peninsula” in the School Directory.
2. The non-refundable $250 application fee payable through our secure link here.
Please print & complete all forms, below, and mail to:
WSP HS Admissions
180 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
5. English Teacher Recommendation
6. Math Teacher Recommendation
7. Principal/Counselor Recommendation
8. The following minimum TOEFL scores (PBT and iBT), IELTS and iTEP will be used to determine eligibility:
PBT = 550
iBT = 80
CBT = 213
TOEFL Jr = 750
IELTS = 6
SLEP = 55
If a student is unable to take one of the tests above, they should submit any other test scores that are available (Cambridge CEFR, etc). In such a case, it may not be possible to guarantee grade placement until the student arrives and takes a placement test administered by Waldorf School of the Peninsula.
For the 2020-21 school year, please complete the application steps above. We accept international applications on a rolling basis. Please complete the steps above.
WSP has openings for current year enrollment. Please complete the application steps above as soon as possible and contact Audrey Lee, High School Admissions Director at 650-417-7605 or email@example.com.
Optional Visit and Interview
We invite you to visit our campus and experience WSP’s classes and campus for yourself, however campus visits are not required for international students. We will contact you if it is possible for us to interview you remotely. If you are able to come to campus, visits can be arranged anytime during the school year is in session beginning in late September each year. To schedule a visit, call 650-417-7605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessments and Interviews
We will contact you to schedule a skype interview for the student applicant and the parents. This interview will be conducted by high school faculty members.
Acceptance and Decision Letters
An acceptance notification regarding current year admissions will be communicated within two weeks of interviews.
Signed contracts, together with the non-refundable $1500 enrollment deposit, must be returned within one week of receipt.