How to Apply

We are currently enrolling for in-person learning in our early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school programs. Learn more about our four-step application process below, from touring our school, shadowing our classes in person, family interviews to acceptance.

Schedule an In-Person Tour

Interested in learning more about our school? Schedule a tour or contact our Admissions Manager Brooke Camfield.

First-Time Applicants

Our deadline to apply is February 1. Learn more on our admissions process and key dates and deadlines for first-time applicants below.

Requirements and Steps

Our robust curriculum and our community are unlike any that you’ll find in Denver. Therefore, our admissions process aims to ensure prospective students are a good fit. This includes taking an in-person tour, applying online, shadowing, and interviews with our faculty and staff.

*Please note: We maintain a waiting pool of applicants year round. If you miss the application deadline or would like to inquire about potential openings, please contact Admissions Manager Brooke Camfield.

In-person tour

Currently, we are conducting campus tours when students are not onsite (afternoons and weekends). Learn more on how to schedule a tour of our early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school programs.

Online application

After touring, applicants can apply online. Nonrefundable fees are as follows: $75 for early childhood through 11th grade; $150 for international and exchange students.

Shadow days

We strongly encourage students applying for 2nd through 11th grades to shadow for 3 full days of class. This gives them a chance to get to know their potential classmates and teachers, and get a feel for the Waldorf experience. During the shadow days, students will meet with our support staff to receive assessments in Math, Reading, and Writing. 

Interview

All applicants and their families will have the opportunity to interview with our faculty and staff as follows:

    • ECE Conducted by our ECE teachers
    • Grades 1-8 — Conducted by the class teacher
    • Grades 9-11 — Conducted by our High School Director, Admissions Manager, Student Support Coordinator, and School Counselor

Application Deadlines & Important Dates

Our peak enrollment period runs from August to February. During this time, we schedule shadows and interviews approximately two weeks after applicants apply online. We also offer in-person tours year round. 

Important dates include:

  • August through October Visit The Denver Waldorf School and submit an on-line application
  • November through February Shadow days and interviews begin for students applying for Grades 2nd through 11th; 1st grade readiness assessments
  • December  Financial aid and Scholarship applications* become available
  • January & February — Early childhood family interviews begin
  • Mid February — Grades 9-11 acceptance letters and contracts sent
  • Late February — Grades 6-8 acceptance letters and contracts sent
  • Early March — Early childhood-Grades 5 acceptance letters and contracts sent

*Throughout the year, we offer financial aid workshops, specifically covering questions on DWS Tuition Adjustment and Scholarships. Keep tabs on our upcoming events.

International Applicants

The Denver Waldorf School welcomes international students from around the world during their high school years. Waldorf education is an international system with more than 1,000 schools worldwidethere is a Waldorf school on every continent. We strongly encourage prospective families to research the Waldorf curriculum, as our teaching methods and mission are different from many current American public or independent schools.

International students appreciate the intimate size of our high school, the inclusive culture and our excellent teachers and curriculum.

The Denver Waldorf School is an approved SEVIS school and is authorized to help facilitate the process of obtaining F-1 visas and I-20s once a student has been accepted to our school.

International Student Application Deadlines & Important Dates

  • August through October Complete on-line application, provide letters of recommendation, medical forms and copy of birth certificate. All documents must be translated into English. Learn more about our requirements for International Students.
  • November through February Virtual interview with student, parents, High School Director and Student Support Coordinator.
  • Mid February Acceptance or recommend another option.
    • Review, sign and return contract, pay enrollment fee.
    • Move forward with the VISA application.
    • Once VISA granted, pay full tuition.
  • July Provide proof of housing arrangements along with a form signed by the student’s family granting host family parental authority.
  • August Register for classes, receive schedules.