The admissions process for new students is as follows:
- Parents learn about Camellia Waldorf School by reviewing the school’s website, reading about Waldorf education, and scheduling a tour.
- Parents fill out an application for the appropriate grade level and submit a non-refundable application fee. If applying for admission to grades 2 through 8, please also complete the Teacher Recommendation Form.
- The school contacts the family to schedule an interview/assessment with the child and parent(s).
- If the student is applying for grades 2 through 8, s/he visits the classroom for 3 – 5 days.
- The school notifies the family of the acceptance decision.
Returning Camellia families re-enroll through our parent portal. Log in to the parent portal here.
If you need help with your username or password for the parent portal, or have other questions about re-enrollment, please contact our Director of Admissions.
- Camellia’s parent-toddler program is for children under three years of age.
- Entering preschoolers should turn three by December 31st of the year of admission and be ready for preschool as determined by the faculty.
- Camellia’s kindergarten is a developmentally appropriate, two-year program. Students entering kindergarten should have turned four by May 31st of the year of admission and be ready for kindergarten as determined by the faculty.
- Students entering first grade must have turned six by May 31st of the year of admission and must demonstrate readiness for first grade as determined by the faculty. We find that many children who turn six in June and July are not fully ready for first grade and benefit tremendously from continuing in a kindergarten program.
- Students applying for second through eighth grades should have reached the appropriate entrance age by May 31st of the year of admission. For example, an entering second grader should have turned seven by May 31st; an entering third grader should have turned eight by May 31st; and so on. The child’s age has substantial significance and usually determines the grade placement; on rare occasions, exceptions are made by the faculty.
When necessary, teachers may recommend and expect tutoring, external consultations, or other special services. Fees for special services are the responsibility of the family.
Camellia Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or national origin in admission policy or in the conduct of educational, recreational, or tuition assistance programs.
Each new student is considered on “conditional enrollment” for 30 days beginning with the first day of attendance. During this time, the student will have the opportunity to become familiar with the school, and the teachers will be able to observe the student’s needs and abilities. Families that withdraw a new student within 30 days from the first day of attendance will be responsible for the payment of all non-refundable fees and tuition only for the period of time attended.