Admissions Process

The goal of the Detroit Waldorf School is to provide your child with a successful and fulfilling educational experience. Parent involvement and commitment to the overall development of the child is imperative for optimum achievement.

The admissions process begins with a school tour, followed by submission of an application and fee. The next step involves an interview with the parents and an observation of the child to mutually ascertain if the school is a good fit for the child and family. The final step after being notified of acceptance is signing the enrollment contract and arranging a payment schedule.


Steps in the Admissions Process:

1. Attend a Tour

The first step in the admissions process is to attend a Taste of Waldorf Tour.

2. Initial Application

Download the application or complete it online. Then send in the non-refundable $100 (per child) application fee, or pay it online.

3. Transcripts and Child Photo

For students in grade 2 and above, transcripts are to be sent from their current school.

Please submit a recent photo of your child to the Enrollment Director prior to the parent interview.

4. Interview

An interview is held with you and your child's potential teacher, so you can meet the teacher and the teacher can learn more about your child.

5. Observation

Your child's observation in the classroom will be either for one half day or three days depending on grade level.

6. Additional Evaluation

If necessary, an additional evaluation will be scheduled. All first grade applicants are required to have a first grade readiness assessment. 

7. Notification

You will receive the acceptance status of your child into the Detroit Waldorf School by mail.

8. Reservation of Class Space

The enrollment contract and deposit are due to reserve your child's space.

9. Tuition Rates and Policies

Families who are accepted can apply for tuition adjustments, based on financial need. We believe a Waldorf education should be accessible to those families who value the ideals, curriculum and learning environment. The Accessible Tuition Program recognizes that every family adds value to the school community. Each family has a unique financial situation; our goal is to determine a tuition rate that is feasible for the family and the school for the school year in which the student is enrolling. Please call or email our Business Manager, Peggy Halloran, at 313-822-0300 for more information.


Equal Opportunity

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring, or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital statutes, age, or other statuses protected by law.  Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school’s non-discrimination policy.