Please download the Application Form to print, fill out and email or mail per the instructions on the form.
Click HERE for an application.
The admissions protocol in Waldorf schools is similar to most independent schools with one significant difference: acceptance is lead by the class teacher, the person actually working with your child each day.
Our application process includes: Application, Interview, Class Visit.
If you have questions about admissions and enrollment, please contact our Enrollment Team at (248) 299-8755 or via email at: EnrollmentTeam@OaklandSteiner.org.
Placement is ongoing year-round on a space-available basis and is subsequent to a family interview and teacher acceptance. Applications are accepted up to six months in advance. The application fee is $75 per student.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHEDULE OPTIONS
Our preschool class serves children ages 2 1/2 – 4 1/2 years old. The class size is usually limited to fourteen children with a teacher and assistant. The preschool schedule options include a 5-days/wk program, or a 3-days/wk program. The 3-day program schedule is either Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There is a morning-only schedule option, 8:30 am to 12:25 pm or a full-day schedule option 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Please visit the Before school (7:30-8:30 am) and After School (3-6 pm) Enrichment Program webpage for information
We have two mixed age Kindergarten classes serving children ages 4 1/2 through 6 years old. Kindergarten classes are usually limited to eighteen students with a teacher and assistant present. A 5 day/wk schedule is required for students in the last year of Kindergarten. Younger children may enroll for three days/wk on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday schedule. In our Early Childhood classes we strive for a healthy balance of ages.
There is a morning only option, 8:30 am to 12:25 pm or a full day option 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Our Enrichment Program provides before school care (7:30 am to 8:30 am) and after school care (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm). Please visit the Before school & After School Enrichment Program webpage for information
Complete and return the Application Form with the $75 fee
An in-depth meeting with the appropriate Grades teacher or Early Childhood teachers is held prior to enrollment. The focus of this time with your family is to ensure that the “fit” between your child and our school will be an enriching and fruitful one.
For most applicants, a school visit of one to three days is scheduled to assist in determining compatibility between the student and the class. This will take place at the discretion of the class teacher.
You will receive an acceptance letter with instructions for completion of the Enrollment and Tuition Contract. Payment of the Tuition Deposit is required to complete the registration process and will secure your child’s spot in class.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: EnrollmentTeam@OaklandSteiner.org or 248-299-8755
“If you've had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship-or learn a software program you've never touched. It‘s not bravado, just a quiet confidence. There is nothing you can’t do. Why couldn't you? Why couldn't anybody?” — Peter Nitze, Waldorf and Harvard Graduate, and Director of an Aerospace Company