Admissions Process

The goal of the Detroit Waldorf School is to provide your child with a successful and fulfilling educational experience. Parent/Guardian 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, fee, recent photo and copy of the child's birth certificate. 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:

Many classes at Detroit Waldorf School are currently full and have wait lists for future students. Inquire here to see if your child’s grade has openings.

1. Attend a Tour

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

2. Initial Application

Complete the application online. Some classes are on a waiting list. Please email the Enrollment Coordinator to inquire about your child’s grade at The non-refundable application fee is $125 (per child).

3. Transcripts, Child Photo, and Birth Certificate

For students in grade 1 and above, transcripts and any evaluations are to be sent from their current school. (Evaluations will be requested for all applicants if applicable)

Please submit a recent photo of your child and a copy of their birth certificate during the online application process.

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 up to 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 email.

8. Reservation of Class Space

The enrollment contract, deposit, FACTS enrollment, and Accessible Tuition paperwork (if applicable) 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, sexual orientation 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.