Admissions – Early Childhood

If you are thinking about applying you are encouraged to first get to know us. Attend an Open House or Classroom Observation Morning to learn more about The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.



Admissions_ECComplete and return an admissions application along with a recent photograph of your child and a non-refundable application fee of $60.00 made payable to The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.

We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all of our classes are full. If a wait-pool is established, the school will consider students from the pool who contribute to balanced classrooms.


Tuition Assistance

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available. Learn more about our school's tuition assistance program. Please do not wait until the admissions decision to apply for tuition support. Applicants interested in tuition support are encouraged to submit financial aid applications at the time of submitting the enrollment application.


Admissions Play-dates

We want to get to know you and your child which is why all applicants will be invited for an admissions play-group with other prospective families. Children who have turned five years old at June 1st may also be invited for a half-day unaccompanied classroom visit. All unaccompanied visiting children must have completed a Visiting Form


Enrollment Decision

You will be notified of the enrollment decision shortly after your admissions visit. Decisions regarding admissions and enrollment shall be made without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, past or present receipt of disability-related services or supports, marital status, veteran status, or any other class of persons protected by federal, state or local law.



Acceptance and Enrollment

Enrollment contracts are typically sent with the letter of acceptance. A non-refundable deposit of $750 is to be returned with the signed enrollment contract. Families have ten days from the date of the acceptance letter to make a decision.


For more information about the Early Childhood admissions process, please contact Alexandra Borders, Director of Admissions, at 215-248-1662 or


WSP Brochure

Why is The Waldorf of School of Philadelphia unique? How do we transform the notions of a traditional education? Our brochure illuminates the Waldorf philosophy and dedication to creating a life-long love of learning. Rethink what’s possible for your child.