​ADMISSIONS

 

 

Greetings from the Admissions Office! 

 

The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is proud to announce our 40th year as a private, independent school. Founded by a dedicated group of parents who wanted to bring Waldorf Education to the community at large, we are committed more than ever to continue what we do best: providing an immersive, experiential, and developmentally appropriate curriculum. 

​Arranged on three distinct campuses, we are the only independent school in the region that offers a full Preschool through Grade 12 curriculum. Our small size allows us to embody the principles upon which our school was founded and the values that inspire and support our curriculum and our work with students. We hold true to the tenets of Waldorf Education while seeking ways in which to evolve and fully prepare our students to achieve their highest human capacity of self-knowledge, self-reliance, and self-assurance. 

Our curriculum is intentionally designed to meet students at each developmental stage. We build healthy social-emotional relationships, provide multiple experiential and immersive learning opportunities, offer full integration of art, music, and movement into academics, and prepare our students for a rapidly changing world. 

Our students understand that they play an integral role in their community and in the world; not asking what they are to be given but what each can contribute in his or her own unique way. We are dedicated to making our education as accessible as possible–to open doors for all who want this education. We take our role of nurturing and guiding our students to be global citizens seriously. Our  school intends to model for the students a community where diversity, equity, and inclusion permeate through our relationships, curriculum, and policies. It is of utmost importance to us that all members of our community feel welcome, are able to express themselves, are heard, understood, and supported. 

During this unprecedented time, we have upgraded our facilities to increase health and safety measures. Our small class sizes, large indoor/outdoor classroom spaces, and multiple campuses allow for social distancing to reduce risk. Daily health screenings and temperature checks, hand washing protocols, wearing face masks inside and outside, and social distancing are incorporated into our daily routine.

Please explore our website and contact me today to begin a conversation as to how this bountiful education can meet the needs of your child(ren).

Kindest regards,

Elisabeth Garofalo

Admissions Director

Our Admissions Process:


We have an open enrollment policy and accept applications throughout the year.

The steps of our admissions process include:


1. Make an inquiry.


2. Schedule a tour and/or attend an Open Morning.


3. Complete and submit an application and parent questionnaire (a student application and essay is required for students applying for grades 9-12).

4. Submit signed records release form submitted for students entering kindergarten through grade 12.


5. Schedule 1-2 consecutive visiting days with the class (for students enrolling in grades 2-12).


6. Meet (parents and child) for an interview with two teachers for an in-depth discussion of the school’s program and your child’s educational background.


7. Complete the enrollment packet, the tuition contract, and make an initial payment via our online portal.

Please take note: In accordance with NYS law all visiting and accepted students must provide up-to-date vaccination records and a physical examination summary.

See our Policy of Nondiscrimination here

Watch our faculty and staff discuss our school

at a Virtual Open House:

Class Teacher Manon Sabatier discusses our Early Childhood Program

Class Teacher Astrea Ravenstar discusses the Lower School 
Physical science teacher Paul Beasly discusses the High School
Admissions Coordinator Elisabeth Garofalo discusses our homeschool blending option and sliding school tuition