Early Childhood Admissions

Chicago Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for the Early Childhood Program.

Now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year

Note: Applications are accepted year-round provided space is available. 
Contact Lisa Payton at 773-465-2371 or lpayton@chicagowaldorf.org to inquire about openings.

Application Checklist for the Early Childhood Program (Ages 3-6)

  • Parent(s) attend a School Tour & Orientation
     RSVP to Enrollment Office 773.465.2371 or lpayton@chicagowaldorf.org
  • Application Form: Apply online
  • Application fee of $75
  • Attach a photo of your child
  • Optional Recommendation from child's teacher (download this form)
  • Educational or Neuropsychological Evaluation and 504/IEP (if relevant)
  • Custody agreement & contact information for all parents/guardians (if relevant)

accepting applications for early childhood

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Admission Process

The enrollment staff works collaboratively with faculty to facilitate an admissions process that is professional, meaningful and pedagogically sound. The most important criterion is that the family value and support a Waldorf educational philosophy.

Upon receipt of a complete application, parents will be contacted by the Enrollment Office to schedule a parent meeting with a member of the Early Childhood faculty. It is highly recommended that all parents/guardians attend this meeting, which does not include children, and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Following the meeting, a play time will be scheduled for the child(ren) who will be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The playgroups will include five or six children of similar ages. During the playgroup, an Early Childhood teacher will lead the group in a circle of song and then observe the children in free play. A member of the Enrollment Office staff will be available to respond to any questions parent(s)/guardian(s) may have.

Admission Decision and Notification

Decisions are made by the Early Childhood faculty. Notification will be sent in writing within three weeks of the parent meeting or as soon as possible once a decision has been made for late or mid-year applicants.
Note: Children MUST be fully toilet-trained prior to enrolling in Early Childhood.

       >>    START YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS BY Applying here


Financial Aid: Tuition Adjustment and Sibling Discount
Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid pages for specific information regarding tuition adjustment and sibling discount.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy
The Chicago Waldorf School does not discriminate against qualified applicants for employment or admissions to the school on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical disability in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship, tuition adjustment, athletic, and other school-administrated programs.

Contact Lisa Payton at 773-465-2371 for more information or to schedule a visit to the Chicago Waldorf School.