Early Childhood Admissions

Currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year (with limited openings available for the current 2017-18 school year). Applicants must turn two by June 1st of their enrollment year to be considered for admission. Use this page to initiate the application process. Please direct any Early Childhood inquiries to:
Jennifer Zielinski, 773.828.8468  or  jzielinski@chicagowaldorf.org.

Still accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.

Early Childhood Scheduling Options
Half days (8:00am - 12:00pm) & full days (8:00am - 3:00pm) are offered for children ages 27 months-6 years old
        • 5 days/week (required for students in their Kindergarten year)
        • 3 days/week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
        • 2 days/week (Thursday & Friday)
        After care is available from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Application Process

  1. Parent(s) attend a School Tour 
    RSVP to Jennifer Zielinski at 773.828.8468 or jzielinski@chicagowaldorf.org
    or CLICK HERE to register online
  2. Complete the Application
    • Submit the application fee of $75
    • Include a photo of your child
  3. Submit a Teacher Recommendation Form if your child was enrolled previously in an early childhood program.


Admission Process

Upon receipt of a complete application, the Enrollment Office will schedule a playgroup for a small group of applicants and parents/guardians. 

Parents may request an individual conversation with a teacher. Teachers may also request an individual meeting and/or class visit following the playgroup.

Admission Decisions are made by the Early Childhood faculty. Notifications will be sent within three weeks of the playgroup or as soon as possible for summer or mid-year applicants. 

Tuition Adjustment / Financial Aid
Please visit the Tuition Adjustment page for more information.

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.