The Washington Waldorf School (WWS) cultivates each student’s capacity to think clearly, feel compassionate, and act purposefully in the world. We are excited that your family is interested in joining the WWS community.

The admissions process is detailed below. Should you have questions, please email our Enrollment Office.

Rolling Admissions

If there is space available in a class, we do offer rolling admissions throughout the year.  Please email our Enrollment Office with questions about specific classes.

Age Placement

Please note that for first grade and up, WWS uses a different birthday cutoff than our local public schools. Our cutoff date is May 31; for example, a child must be 6 by May 31 to enter first grade that September. Please email our Enrollment Office with any questions about placement.

Online Applications

  • If you have not yet begun the application process, please fill out our Inquiry Form.
  • To fill out your application or review a submitted application, please visit the BigSis portal.
  • If you have a BigSis account for another child and want to start the application process for a new student, please visit the BigSis portal and fill out a new inquiry under the Admissions tab.

Admissions Processes Vary by Program:

Enrollment in our parent-child classes is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read more about our Parent-Child offerings.
 

Our preschool and kindergarten teachers will review the completed application and will schedule an admissions interview with the parent(s) and child. Requirements are:

  • Completed admissions application
  • $100 application fee
  • Progress reports from current school
  • Recommendation from your child’s current teacher
  • Other supporting documentation (e.g., any educational and/or psychological testing results, if applicable)

The First Grade Admissions Committee will review the completed application and the enrollment director will schedule an admissions interview with the parent(s) and an in-person, afternoon or weekend visit for the child and parent(s).

Requirements are:

  • Completed admissions application
  • $100 application fee
  • Progress reports from current school
  • Recommendation from your child’s current kindergarten teacher
  • Other supporting documentation (e.g., any educational and/or psychological testing results, if applicable)

The appropriate class teacher will review the completed application and the enrollment director will schedule an admissions interview with the parent(s). and an in-person, afternoon or weekend visit for the student.

Requirements are:

  • Completed admissions application
  • $100 application fee
  • Official transcripts from current school year and previous two years
  • Recommendation from your child’s current teacher (or, if taught separately, math & English teacher recommendations)
  • Middle school student questionnaire (for grades 6–8)
  • Other supporting documentation (e.g., any educational and/or psychological testing results, if applicable)

The High School Faculty Admissions Committee will review the completed application and the enrollment director will schedule an interview with the parent(s) and student. While at the school for the interview, the student will be given written assessments for English and math. Once the interview is conducted and the assessments are evaluated, the Admissions Committee will consider inviting the student for a consecutive three-day class visit. Requirements are: 

  • Completed admissions application
  • $100 application fee
  • Official transcripts from current school year and previous two years
  • Two teacher recommendations (one from an English teacher and one from a math teacher, form provided)
  • High school student questionnaire
  • Other supporting documentation (e.g., any educational and/or psychological testing results, if applicable)