Middle School Admissions
Chicago Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for the Middle School.
Application deadline for the 2014-15 school year is January 15, 2014
Note: Post-deadline applications are accepted year-round provided space is available. Contact Lisa Payton at 773-465-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about openings.
Application Checklist for Sixth thru Eighth Grade:
Parent(s) attend a School Tour & Orientation
RSVP to Enrollment Office 773.465.2371 or email@example.com
- Complete Application (you may apply online or download this printable form)
- Application Fee of $75
- Attach a photo of the student
Complete and sign Transcript/Records Request (download the form)
Transcript/Records Requests must be mailed or faxed (fax: 773-465-6648) directly to the Enrollment Office.
Request Letters of Recommendation from your child's:
- Math Teacher (download the form)
- English Teacher (download the form) and
- Principal or Guidance Counselor (download the form)
Recommendations must be mailed or faxed (fax: 773-465-6648)
directly to the Enrollment Office by the recommenders
- Educational or Neuropsychological Evaluation and 504/IEP (if relevant)
- Custody agreement & contact information for all parents/guardians (if relevant)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE middle SCHOOL
<< Our online process allows you to input
information, save it in stages, and edit your
application until you are ready to submit it
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. It is also important to ascertain if we will be able to meet the needs of the student and the expectations of the family.
A complete file is given to the appropriate teacher(s) for review. In most cases, the applicant is recommended for an interview and assessment. Interviews are conducted by the class teacher, a high school teacher, a eurythmist or an educational support specialist, and the Admissions Director. Their meeting will range in length from 45-75 minutes, and involves both the student and her/his parents or guardians. The interview will include an assessment involving movement exercises. The teachers observe the student’s fine and gross motor skills in order to determine the extent to which he or she has reached basic developmental milestones. Applicants will also complete a math and reading comprehension assessment.
If, after the interview and assessment, the teachers and the parents/guardians determine that Chicago Waldorf School appears to be a good match for the applicant, he or she will be invited to visit the class for two consecutive days. This is an opportunity for the applicant to meet the other students and for the teachers to observe the applicant within the classroom environment.
Admission decisions are made by the interview team. Notification will be sent in writing within three weeks or as soon as possible once a decision has been made for late or mid-year applicants.
There is a three month probationary period for all new students of the Chicago Waldorf School. This gives the class teacher and family an opportunity to discuss the student’s initial adjustment and, if necessary, develop a plan to ensure a successful transition.
>> apply online or download our school's Application Form
Financial Aid For Middle School Applicants: Tuition Adjustment and Sibling Discount
Visit our Financial Aid webpage for specific information regarding tuition, tuition adjustment and sibling discounts.
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.