Application Process

In order to find the best fit for you and your child at Minnesota Waldorf School (MWS), we have created an application process that creates a space for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. Please contact our Enrollment Coordinator, with any questions and to schedule a tour, 651-487-6700 ext: 202 or enrollment@mnwaldorf.org.

Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades One through Eight Enrollment

1. Attend an Enrollment Event

We provide many ways for you to learn about MWS:

  • Preschool/Kindergarten Open Houses
  • Classroom Tours (call to schedule)
  • Experience Waldorf – an event that invites adults into the classroom to gain personal experience with the Waldorf curriculum

2. Complete an Application

To receive an application, please contact the enrollment office at enrollment@mnwaldorf.org or 651-487-6700 x202.

3. Student Visit

Preschool/Kindergarten Applicants. The young child is invited to attend a scheduled Kindergarten Morning with their parent(s), where they will experience what happens in a typical Preschool/Kindergarten morning.

 Grades Applicants. A student applying for Grades 1-8 will be invited to visit the classroom for three consecutive school days.

4. Parent Interview with the Class Teacher

This is an excellent opportunity for families to ask questions about the school, discuss the guiding principles of Waldorf education, and share information about their child.  In turn, teachers share observations about the student’s experience in the classroom.

After the interview, the teacher will notify the Admission’s Office regarding acceptance or next steps. Within seven business days, a letter of acceptance, conditional acceptance, acceptance pending space availability or non-acceptance will be sent.