Admissions – Grades

If you are thinking about applying you are encouraged to first get to know us. Attend an Open House or Classroom Observation Morning, or register to visit our school the fall preceding your child’s enrollment.


Complete and return your admissions application form along with a recent passport-size photograph of your child and a non-refundable application fee of $60.00 made payable to The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Applications are always acknowledged.

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.


Admissions Visit

Applicants entering First Grade will be invited for an early childhood playdate, a half-day unaccompanied kindergarten classroom visit, followed by a brief first-grade readiness assessment. Applicants for 2nd - 8th grade will be invited for a meeting with the class teacher followed by a three-five day classroom visit. All visiting students are required to complete 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 about enrollment.

For more information about the Grades admissions process, please contact Alex 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.