Application Process

A warm welcome and thank you for considering the East Bay Waldorf School!


The Waldorf curriculum offers a true and tested alternative education, especially suited to families who desire a strong intellectual and aesthetic foundation for their children, but who also wish to allow their children the opportunity to fully experience the joys of childhood without premature academic pressures. The East Bay Waldorf School can offer you and your children a community of teachers, parents, and students who strive to build creative lives that are filled with meaning.


Waldorf education is for your child if you want an approach that:

  • Engenders a lifelong love of learning.

  • Recognizes and addresses a variety of temperaments and learning styles.

  • Emphasizes respect and ethical behavior.

  • Integrates the academic core into a holistic program addressing all branches of knowledge.

  • Includes physical and practical learning through handwork, gardening and games.

  • Develops the musical, artistic, and dramatic potential of all students. 


We encourage you to become familiar with the unique features of Waldorf education.  Please call or email to arrange a visit to view our beautiful 11-acre campus adjacent to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. 


We can assist you with your pursuit of a Waldorf education for your child.  If you have further questions, please call me at the number below. 




Vicki Culp

Enrollment Manager

(510) 223-3570 x2107


Applications are currently being considered on a rolling basis. We are interviewing for Waiting List places for our Kindergarten.

How do I apply to your school?

Our Admissions Process

For Future Kindergarten Families:

  1. Schedule a school tour.

  2. Submit a Kindergarten Application Form along with the application fee of $75, and a recent photograph of your child.
    Click here for Pre K and Kindergarten Application Form

  3. If applicable, please give the Teacher Recommendation Form to your child's current teacher who will send/fax it back to us.
    Click here for Teacher Recommendation Form

  4. Once all paperwork is complete, we will schedule an interview with the parent(s)/guardian(s), child and the kindergarten teachers. 

Age cut-off dates

  • 3 years for Pre K

  • 4 years 9 months for Kindergarten

  • 6 years old by June 1 for First Grade


For Future Grades 1 Through 8 Families:

  1. Schedule a school tour with one of our Admissions Director, Pamela Hollings.

  2. Submit a Student Application along with the application fee of $75, and a recent photgraph of your child.
    Click here for Grades 1-8 Application Form

  3. Give the Teacher Recommendation Form to your child's current teacher who will send/fax it to us.
    Click here for Grades 1-8 Teacher Recommendation Form

  4. Request your child’s records from your current/previous school
    Click here for Release of Records Form

  5. Once all paperwork is complete, we will schedule an interview with parent(s)/guardian(s), student and your teacher. For Grades 2 through 8 the process includes a three-day visit to the class for which they are applying. Some assessments will be administered at the time of the interview.

We welcome students and their families at any time during the school year.  If you are hoping to enter at the beginning of the school year, please follow our admissions timeline to help us maintain a smooth and timely process. Applications arriving after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until classes are full. 


Acceptance and Enrollment Process

With your Acceptance Letter you will receive an Enrollment Package. It will contain all of the necessary paperwork and information required to enroll your child.


Before the first day of school, the following requirements must be met: 

  • Your Enrollment & Tuition Contract and all required enrollment paperwork have been filled out completely, and submitted to the office. 

  • Evidence that all immunizations required by the state of California have been met or a signed statement from the child's doctor that the child is in the process of completing them. You may also complete a personal exemption to immunization form. 

  • Deposit, fees, and tuition payments have been made when due as stipulated in the Enrollment & Tuition Contract. 

The East Bay Waldorf School welcomes students of any color, race, gender, sexual orientation, and all ethnic, national, cultural, social or religious backgrounds. Tuition adjustment is available. Thank you for taking the time to consider enrolling in East Bay Waldorf School. If you would like a full enrollment package or if you have any questions, please call (510) 223-3570 x2107 or e-mail our Enrollment Manager


A list of school forms, contracts and applications can be found here...


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