Admissions

Thank you for considering the Davis Waldorf School! We know you have many options when it comes to choosing the right education for you and your family and we are honored to be among them.  We are located on a beautiful five-acre campus amidst grassy play spaces, gardens, herbs, wildflowers and plenty of shade trees.  We serve just over 200 children from birth to eighth grade in our parent child classes, preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle schools.  We also offer four weeks of dynamic, hands-on activities each year in our summer camp.

Waldorf curriculum unfolds throughout the stages of childhood development to provide a rich, dynamic, and multi-faceted education. In the grades classes, each students’ day is filled with different experiences and activities that encourage engagement and development of the “head, heart and hands.” A child’s day is filled with movement, music, mathematics, composition, drama, storytelling, painting, and creating!

There is no better way to see who we are and how we can serve your family than by visiting us! Private tours of our school are offered throughout the year.  We have various open houses for our parent-child, preschool, kindergarten and grades programs in the winter and spring as well.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Coordinator, Christina Guzman at (707) 640-1714 or through email at enrollment@daviswaldorf.org.

 

Application Requirements for 2020-2021

Preschool

We have two preschool classrooms with 12 children each.  Each class is mixed-age, consisting of children from 2.5-4 years of age. The number of available preschool spots varies year to year depending on re-enrollment and the number of children advancing to our kindergarten.

Ages
Birthdays for preschool children fall between June 1, 2016 and March 1, 2018. We invite younger children to enroll in our Parent Child Classes designed for children from birth to three years of age and their parents or caregivers. 

Preschool Playdate
After your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule a preschool playdate.  This is a required step in the application process and is a time for your family to get acquainted with our preschool yard, classrooms, and teachers.   Playdates have up to four families participating and will give your child the opportunity to interact with other children in the preschool classroom and/or in the preschool yard. 

Kindergarten

We have two kindergarten classrooms with 20 children each. Each class is mixed-age, consisting of children from 4-6 years of age. The number of available kindergarten spots varies year to year depending on re-enrollment and the number of children advancing from our preschool program.

Ages
Birthdays for kindergarten children fall between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2016.

Interview
After the application has been processed, the Admissions Coordinator will schedule a family interview for the parents and child with our kindergarten teachers. Interviews take place in a kindergarten classroom. This is a required event. 

Please Note: In order to schedule an interview, a confidential evaluation must be submitted by your child's previous/current teacher if they have attended school.

Grades 1-8

We have one class per grade with an average class size of 15. We usually have spots available in most classes. Mid-year enrollments are considered on a case-by-case basis if space allows.

Children are placed in a grade according to their developmental, academic and social needs at the time of enrollment.  It is important to note our birth date cut-off is earlier than public schools and a public school grade level may not correspond to a Waldorf grade level.

Grade 1 June 1, 2013-May 31, 2014
Grade 2 June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013
Grade 3 June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012
Grade 4

June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011

Grade 5 June 1, 2009-May 31, 2010
Grade 6 June 1, 2008-May 31, 2009
Grade 7 June 1, 2007-May 31, 2008
Grade 8 June 1, 2006-May 31, 2007

Interview
After the application has been processed, the Admissions Coordinator may schedule a family interview for the parents and child with the teachers. This is a required event.

Note: In order to schedule an interview, a confidential evaluation must be submitted by your child's current/previous teacher.

Student Visit
After the interview, the student may be invited for a three-day visit with the class.

Application Deadline
We anticipate opening applications for the 2020-2021 school year in December 2019.  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be considered on a space available basis. We currently have spaces in kindergarten and most grades classes.  Please contact our Admissions Coordinator to inquire about openings in kindergarten and the grades.

Acceptance 
Admissions decisions will be communicated by email.  Students who are accepted for classes that do not have space will be offered a place in the waiting pool and contacted in the event a space becomes available.

Admissions Policy
It is the intention and policy of the school to welcome students from the broadest possible range of the social, economic, and cultural spectrum. We seek to admit eligible students of all origins, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, and faiths. A diverse community benefits all of our students, staff and faculty. We offer financial assistance to families who qualify.