Early Childhood Admissions

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

Accepting applications for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years

Note: Applications are accepted year-round provided space is available. 
RSVP to Enrollment Office 773-465-2371 or lpayton@chicagowaldorf.org to inquire about openings.

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

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, the Enrollment Office will contact you to coordinate a playgroup with 4-5 application families and EC teachers. An Early Childhood teacher facilitates the playgroup which lasts 45 minutes, and includes free play and circle time. At the same time, another teacher and an Enrollment Office representative meets informally with parents/guardians in the adjacent room and answers questions. Parents always have the option for an individual conversation with a teacher if they express interest. Teachers may also request an individual meeting following the observation.

Admission Decision and Notification

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


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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.