Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Waldorf School of New Orleans! 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school year. Please go to our online application at http://mytads.com/a/waldorfneworleans, and be sure to select the correct year. 

The process for admission is outlined below. Please note:

  • WSNO accepts applications online via TADS.com.  If you require a paper application, please request one through our enrollment office at 504.525.2420.
  • The Waldorf School of New Orleans reserves the right to make a final admissions decision at any point in this process, if it is determined that we may not be able to meet a child's or family's needs.
  • You may apply for Financial Aid at any time, however your Financial Aid request will not be reviewed until your child has been accepted to attend WSNO.
  • We are here to help with any admissions questions.  Please contact our Enrollment Director, Margaret Runyon at enrollment@waldorfnola.org or 504.525.2420.

 

Admission Procedure: Early Childhood Program

Please note that the minimum age for acceptance into our Nursery program is 2 years, 6 months by August 15.  

The minimum age for acceptance into our Pre-K/Kindergarten program is 3 years, 8 months.

1. Preliminary School Visit (Optional)

Attend an Open House or School Tour.  It's a great way to see the school; meet teachers, staff, and parents; and learn more about Waldorf Education and the Waldorf School of New Orleans.  

2. Application and Fee

Please submit your admissions application online at http://mytads.com/a/waldorfneworleans, along with the $50 non-refundable application fee.

3. Records Release

Once the application form has been submitted and fee received, documentation of any prior schooling/daycare is required to complete the application.  Please download and sign the TADS “Authorization for Transfer of Student Records” and submit it to your child’s current school/daycare.  They may upload documents directly to TADS or fax them to WSNO, as they prefer, and as indicated on the Authorization form.  If your child is currently receiving therapy of any kind, or has been evaluated for any condition, please forward those records to us, as well.   Please follow up with the current school/daycare to ensure transfer of your child’s records. 

4. Interview

After your application and records have been received, an in-person parent interview with faculty will be scheduled for viable applicants.  Please note that this is a parent only interview.  

5. Play Date

Based on the parent interview, your child will be invited for a play date in the Nursery or a Kindergarten Classroom.  For the play date, your child visits the classroom for 1.5 to 2 hours without a parent.  Please fill out the Play Date Authorization Form provided at your parent interview, and return it with your child the morning of the scheduled play date.  A second playdate is sometimes requested, for the faculty to get a clearer picture of the child.

6. Admission Decision

Once the visit has been completed, parents will be notified of the admission decision and any additional requirements. 

7. Agreement to Enroll

If your child is invited to join the Waldorf School of New Orleans, your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions via TADS is required within ten business days.  In the case of a full class, students will be allowed into the class in the order their enrollment is finalized, with acceptance of the billing agreement and payment of the deposit.  Once a class is at capacity, additional applicants will be wait-listed.

Please finalize your child’s enrollment online:  Your billing agreement must be accepted in TADS, and your deposit toward tuition and fees will be due.  These requirements must be fulfilled before your child may attend school.

Admission Procedure - Grades

1. Preliminary school Visit (Optional)

Attend an Open House or School Tour.  It's a great way to see the school, meet our teachers, and have your questions answered.  

2. Application and Fee

Please submit your admissions application online here and pay the application fee of $50.  

3. Records Release

In addition to the online application, WSNO requires records of your child's prior schooling. Please download  the Transfer of Student Records Authorization Form from TADS, sign, and bring it to your child's current school.  They may upload documents directly to TADS or fax them to WSNO, as they prefer, and as indicated on the Authorization form.  If your child is currently receiving therapy of any kind, or has been evaluated for any condition, please forward those records to us, as well.   Please follow up with the current school to ensure transfer of your child’s records. 

4. Interview

After the application is complete and records have been received, an in-person interview for viable applicants will be scheduled for you and your child with their prospective teacher.  We strive to have interviews scheduled within two weeks of all paperwork being received.

5. Class Visit 

Based on the interview, your child will be invited for a school visit. Rising First Graders will be scheduled for a one-day visit, all other grades will visit their prospective class for three days.  Please fill out the Class Visit/Play Date Authorization Form, and return it with your child the morning of the scheduled visit.

5. Admission Decision

Once the visit has been completed, the Admission Decision is made, in consult with our full faculty.  Parents are contacted with the admission decision and any additional requirements. 

6. Agreement to Enroll

If your child is invited to join the Waldorf School of New Orleans, your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions via TADS is required within ten business days.  In the case of a full class, students will be allowed into the class in the order their enrollment is finalized, with acceptance of the billing agreement and payment of the deposit.  Once a class is at capacity, additional applicants will be wait-listed.

Please finalize your child’s enrollment online:  Your billing agreement must be accepted in TADS, and your deposit toward tuition and fees will be due.  These requirements must be fulfilled before your child may attend school.